We need a rule that says that threads be closed after a certain period

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  1. Krestent
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    Member Krestent What to post?

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    Such as 2 months with no posts.

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  2. Zenith94

    Member Zenith94 1337 h4x0r f0r t3h w1nz

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    yes!1 is agree! they should be removeagagdfj
     
  3. flameiguana

    Member flameiguana that's not me

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    Why do you suggest this?
     
  4. raulpica

    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I don't like necro-resurrecting as the next guy, but I guess you can't really do something like that, as sometimes it's not a bad idea to bump a thread just to ask another question.
    If every noob would do that, the forums would be a lot more cleaner, without a lot of dupe threads like "I CAN'T SETUP MY r4!!1".

    Too bad that most of the times threads get bumped for a stupid reason [​IMG]
     
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    My reason for agreeing is because people go back and revive threads and they don't even know it, self lock will save the mods a lot of time
     
  6. Fluto

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    no i read a thread from 1 year ago and it really helped me
     
  7. Krestent
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    Member Krestent What to post?

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    Ummm....That's not what we're talking about. Locking threads prevents people from POSTING on threads that were last posted on a year ago.
     
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    No, they need to stay open so if someone ever needs more help on the same thing he/she doesn't have say everything over again in a new topic.
     
  9. Krestent
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    Member Krestent What to post?

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    What?!?!? If the thread is outdated than they'd need to explain everything anyway!

    And BTW what's with your info saying "Banned!"
     
  10. TheWingless

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    It's a custom title you can make (or any other title as you wish) after like 500 posts. To actually be banned, your "member group" would probably be "Banned!"
     
  11. Krestent
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    Member Krestent What to post?

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    Oh, it's custom. It had me confused for a while. I know about custom banners.
     
  12. ENDscape

    Member ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

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    Why would you do this? The reason why GBAtemp has a lot of post counts and slowdowns is because we don't lock the threads so people can spam and increase the traffic. This will result into more money from ads.
     
  13. Krestent
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    Example: A while ago I saw a dead thread about someone asking for help with softmodding their wii with cIOS rev2(!!!!!) from mid 2008, I think, and then someone posted the reply this month, "Follow xzxero's guide"
     
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  15. Krestent
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    Yes, I like that better!!!
     
  16. Elritha

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    I prefer that idea, minus the bit with the banning, but a warning would be good. [​IMG]
     
  17. Pliskron

    Banned Pliskron Banned

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    Honestly I don't understand why anyone would even give a crap about this subject. If you see an old thread skip it. There's plenty of bad threads that are posted every day. Why not lock new threads that are stupid.
     
  18. ProtoKun7

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    The notice about an old thread has been used on other forums [​IMG]

    Keep in mind though, a bump is only a useless post that updates the thread. If the post is good quality (even reviving an old EoF thread), then there should be no problem with it.
     
  19. prowler

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    I think a simple reminder at the top when your posting would be good.
    Like this site
    I shows up at the top when you start to reply.
     
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    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    That.
     

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