Archiving old posts

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Camelot Farms, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Hey Rob....I've noticed a recent 'explosion' of old threads getting reopened. Some more than 6 or 8 months ago.

    Is there a way to set up a system to automatically archive old posts to make them read only? Then we dont lose the info in them but they arent open for adding posts.

    Just a thought...


  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I've seen a couple that were a few years old, I think an archive would be great [​IMG]
  3. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Then again, what is wrong with old threads being reopened and discussed? At least the posters have used the search function and found information worth discussing again. If it's garbage from Random Ramblings then ok, but if it's good info worth reading again, I think it's fine it's bubbled up to the surface.
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    If you think the thread contains irrelevant info, just report it and we can look into it. We can do this on a thread by thread basis.
    If it is good info like Reinbeau says, then it helped someone and maybe will help others.
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    One I saw was 2 years old discussing Bigfoot [​IMG]

    ETA: If we could get something like an archive in forums such as random ramblings and family life, I think this would be helpful. People go over and find threads that are 6 months old or older and comment on them, usually the issue is already resolved.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    It really needs to be case by case basis. Some threads are time specific and should definitely not be re-bumped to the top. In those cases we've removed the post and locked the thread.

    In other cases there are some really amazing threads with super great info that, when someone posts to add info or ask a question, becomes very helpful.

    If one of the former types (old / stale / useless) gets bumped, just hit report and we'll take a look. [​IMG]
  7. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Quote:Especially in the Byc forum feedback and announcements. A lot if these threads are brought up over and over, because they have such good information, or members have another question.

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