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

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Krestent, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Krestent
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    Krestent What to post?

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    Such as 2 months with no posts.

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  2. Zenith94

    Zenith94 1337 h4x0r f0r t3h w1nz

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

    flameiguana that's not me

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    Why do you suggest this?
     
  4. raulpica

    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]
     
  5. ` regret .

    ` regret . GBAtemp Regular

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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

    Fluto A potato in disguise

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    no i read a thread from 1 year ago and it really helped me
     
  7. Krestent
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    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.
     
  8. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

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 If the thread is outdated than they'd need to explain everything anyway!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

    TheWingless Wafuu~

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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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    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

    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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    Krestent What to post?

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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"
     
  14. OtakuGamerZ

    OtakuGamerZ GBAtemp Fan

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  15. Krestent
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    Krestent What to post?

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    Yes, I like that better!!!
     
  16. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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

    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

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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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.
     
  20. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    That.