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Old 08-09-2004, 03:56 PM   #1
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The above question: Who wants all Topics that have past their useful value closed?

And in what Forums?
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Old 08-09-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Maybe there can be a forum where all the dead topics go to die.
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Old 08-09-2004, 04:02 PM   #3
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I don't think so because sometimes topics are dragged up from the past and usefull comments can be made.

Auto pruners are a goo idea as they keep a forums database in trim spick and span etc... But you only really need to sea pruner if you are experiancing a massive database slow down.
although perhaps a threaded type view plain text page for old threads might be good. that way old useless threads can be trimmed whilst the opinions and/or advice can be preserved.
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I think all topics should be left open.The world of computing never stands still and there is always something on the way that can change a situation. For example, if users are discussing a security hole and a patch is released later, it would be good to put a note in the old topic.
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See; now I can use this against people when they moan about not Closing Threads which have gone off the tracks a little
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No we moan about closing threads that include spamming or flaming
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Those are the ones I should close anyway? Aren't they?
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Yeh you don't do your job properly lol
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Lol - well I think I do it as well as is physically possible. Do you not realise the number of posts on this Forum in one day? I probably look at about 80% of them!
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Old 08-09-2004, 10:26 PM   #10
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I agree with CoMpUtaFrEek,
I do think that only the spamming & flaming threads are dead weight on this forum.

All others i would leave ...
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