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Old 10-21-2009, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know I've done this before; necropostiing. The system could be modified to auto-close threads after 3 months.

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Default Re: preventing necroposting: auto close after 3 months

Maybe a bit longer, as some mods and RMAs can take forever.
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Yes this is already under consideration.
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Maybe a bit longer, as some mods and RMAs can take forever.
yes, 3 months is a little short. more like 6 or 7 months would be good.
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Default Re: preventing necroposting: auto close after 3 months

The thread originator could request that the thread be opened back up. Currently, we use a three month cutoff that exclude stickies, threads indexed by a sticky index, and the original poster pulling the thread back up.
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6 or 7 MONTHS? Sorry but no. There is No RMA out there that should ever take that long. There is no reason to dig up a thread from that long ago. Heck we barely keep people on this site week to week, let alone dig up a topic from 7 months ago and expect the OP to come back and respond.

The longest i see for RMA's is 4-6 weeks which falls way within the 3 Months period of 12 weeks. That would be double the length of any good RMA. At that point if it went 3 months and you still havent gotten your parts back, i would be calling for a refund.

As Trotter said, the OP can ask for it to be opened and get it going again.
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I see no reason for going beyond 3 months, personally. In computer terms that's ancient history anyways.
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Compromise: four to five months cut off date :P
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Compromise: four to five months cut off date :P
What compromise? I've seen a lot of other forums where threads close after 30 days, or whenever a mod decides they're no longer active (literally days or even hours after the final post). Giving a thread 3 months is pretty generous as it is.
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Well, someone had proposed 6-7 months, while someone else proposed 3 months. I just stayed right in the middle
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