Ancient threads

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by sparq, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. sparq

    sparq Well-Known Member

    A suggestion:

    I've seen a lot of forums that auto-lock threads past a certain age. Sometimes it's as early as 90 days, sometimes it takes a year. I'm sure there's a plugin for vBulletin (if the functionality isn't already built-in) that would allow this, and it might be a good idea to help thwart zombie threads.

    Just today someone posted something about waterless cooking in a 7-year-old thread. No doubt they arrived here from some esoteric search phrase, but if the thread was locked, this wouldn't have happened. And while this is really ultimately an annoyance at worst, there have been a few threads where people chime in on suggestions from five years ago. I recall one (don't have the link) where someone posted something like "I'm having the same trouble too, how did you solve this?" to someone who hasn't been logged on in ages.

    I've also seen a few forums that actually mark old threads as "ancient" or display them in a different color. That way, readers know that the content in the thread is very old and may be outdated / unreliable. This would be especially helpful given how much has changed in our subject area in the past few years.

    Just my judgment-free $.02.
  2. jjgross

    jjgross Well-Known Member

    Hey sprag i was wondering if you know where i can get that cooker at?of course if your making soup you don't need it.But i agree with your post.
  3. sparq

    sparq Well-Known Member

    Haha - yeah, I don't know what that person was talking about but man am I hungry all of a sudden! I think I'll fire up a nice juicy steak on the ol' iron skillet before bedtime ... lol
  4. Hedwig

    Hedwig Well-Known Member

    Make sure it's waterless cooking.

    Now I'm getting hungry.
  5. jjgross

    jjgross Well-Known Member

    I think an iron skillet is water less.since most food has water how can you cook water less?My skillet is so seasoned nothing sticks to it.Its as good as teflon.

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