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#1 Panda's Revenge

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

I saw this other forum where after 60 days from the last post in the topic they lock up the topic and you're not allowed to post in it anymore.

I see this as a way of preventing new members (or old) of "necroing" old topics. Is there a problem to this suggestion or no?

Also if this is in the wrong section move or delete to your will.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

Personally I'm thinking 60 is too long, but then again techpb doesn't have the traffic to keep a thread alive unless its a really hot topic for more than 30 days. There definitely should be a cut off when a thread is locked. Pbnation has no such a lock and I've personally seen someone start their argument in a flame war that ceased 2 years before his post.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

We do have a lock. The BST is 30 days automatically if inactive.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

But I'm talking about regular threads, because I saw a couple necroed threads in the News and Photos section.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

In something like news and photos? Sure ## day lock.

In equipment advice or some other section that is question heavy I'd vote no, unless the forum really wants more threads that ask the exact same question.

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