Lock threads with no replies within a set time

Jun 12, 2012
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Some people dig up old threads and reply to them. I find it annoying because I might reply to posts without realizing that they can be severel years old. Let the old threads die and make a new one with a link to the old thread instead if you absolutely need to rekindle it. Or ask a mod to unlock it.

I think that threads that havent't had a post in 6 months should automatically be locked.
 
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Johnstown

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Some people dig up old threads and reply to them. I find it annoying because I might reply to posts without realizing that they can be severel years old. Let the old threads die and make a new one with a link to the old thread instead if you absolutely need to rekindle it. Or ask a mod to unlock it.

I think that threads that havent't had a post in 6 months should automatically be locked.
Disagree...
Bumping old threads is a great way to take a trip down memory lane.
 

Setanta

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May 24, 2013
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Some people dig up old threads and reply to them. I find it annoying because I might reply to posts without realizing that they can be severel years old. Let the old threads die and make a new one with a link to the old thread instead if you absolutely need to rekindle it. Or ask a mod to unlock it.

I think that threads that havent't had a post in 6 months should automatically be locked.

This can definitely pose an embarrassing problem for some.

For example, when you reply to a recent post in a thread, unaware that before that post, the thread had been dormant for years.

Not usually a problem, till you realize that it's an old thread and you go back over it...only to find that you already replied to the thread question...years ago!

And that your earlier reply and your most recent reply CONTRADICT each other.






BTW, Plankton, have you moved into your new house yet ?
 
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Some people dig up old threads and reply to them. I find it annoying because I might reply to posts without realizing that they can be severel years old. Let the old threads die and make a new one with a link to the old thread instead if you absolutely need to rekindle it. Or ask a mod to unlock it.

I think that threads that havent't had a post in 6 months should automatically be locked.
I have never even thought about threads on any messageboard, just no big deal what happens. Yep, petty!
 
Jun 12, 2012
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This can definitely pose an embarrassing problem for some.

For example, when you reply to a recent post in a thread, unaware that before that post, the thread had been dormant for years.

Not usually a problem, till you realize that it's an old thread and you go back over it...only to find that you already replied to the thread question...years ago!

And that your earlier reply and your most recent reply CONTRADICT each other.






BTW, Plankton, have you moved into your new house yet ?
Moving in March 1st 2021. Got the mortgage settled. 20 yrs mortgage with fixed interest. The effective percentage (APRC I think you call it) ended up 1.5% p.a. before taxes and some variable refund program the bank has on their fees. So probably closer to 1.4%
 

Setanta

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May 24, 2013
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Moving in March 1st 2021. Got the mortgage settled. 20 yrs mortgage with fixed interest. The effective percentage (APRC I think you call it) ended up 1.5% p.a. before taxes and some variable refund program the bank has on their fees. So probably closer to 1.4%
An excellent rate.

That's lower than inflation.

You're coming out ahead of the bank, there.
And that doesn't happen very often !
 
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