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Old 10-30-2017, 2:04 AM
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I have noticed several instances recently where clueless people have revived really old threads, in some cases more than a decade old, and moderators needed to lock the thread.

Is there any technical or policy reason why a thread couldn't or shouldn't be locked automatically after a year or two of inactivity? It seems like that would cut down on clueless users replying to comments over a decade old, and save moderators some time. Thoughts?
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Great Idea.
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Why? I never really understood the apparent hysteria over people replying to, commenting on, or reviving older threads. This is especially so if the thread or elements thereof, the new comments, and/or both, have relevance or entertainment value in the here-and-now.

I always thought such hystetia smacked of a particularly unsavory grade of control-freakism.
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The technical reason is that the version of vBulletin that we are running does not have a feature for auto-locking old threads.

If someone replies to an old thread with new or useful information that pertains to the thread, we moderators generally allow the "necropost".
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Our policy on reviving very old threads appears to be relevant here.
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Nothing wrong with replying to ANY thread as long as you have something to add (Dont just say "I AGREE")
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Info can be added to any old threads by following this rule...


See this rule in this sticky thread.

If you intend to reply to a dead thread to help the OP please make sure you are helping more than just the OP.
https://forums.radioreference.com/fo...d-threads.html
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The last revived thread I saw, was a sticky that hadn't been commented on in a year.
Maybe some stickys should be automatically un-stuck after a period of quiet? It's not like someone has to go looking for a sticky that's right there at the top, regardless of how long it's been since the last comment was made.

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Maybe some stickys should be automatically un-stuck after a period of quiet?
Unsticking threads is a manual process as well.
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