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Older threads need a holding bin!

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by newz7151, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Ok, having just responded to a post with an original start of about 5 years ago, something needs to be done.

    Is there a way to set up the forum software to "hold" replies to posts older than .. let's say a year, until they can be reviewed by a moderator to see if they truly provide any pertinent information?

    Maybe posts in age of 1 year or more can be locked, or suspended, but still searchable. If somebody finds something in one of these posts, they can start a new thread and refer back to the dated one.

    It is something however, to see how many members have stuck around for a period of 5 years to pop back to a post that they started or responded to so many years before.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I agree, I have posted to a couple older threads not paying attention. Some newbie brought them back up instead of starting their own thread.
    There must be a way to put a automatic lock on them after they reach a certain age. They can still be veiwed but not posted on as said.
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    How about just looking at the date before you post? Not trying to be a smart arse but thats the easiest way, moderators have enough to do. really its not that big of a problem.
  4. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    won't work with automatic date lock, there are still active threads going like Michigan LCOs started in sept. 2003, a date lock would lock that thread along with a lot of others.
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    the older threads are pertinent topics although I do think it makes sense to start a new one. I say leave things be and watch your dates.

    GEO :)

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