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Old 05-29-07, 04:37 PM
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Would it be a good idea to limit the life span of posts/threads? At least for responding. It's nice to have an archive of topics, but it's a pain to read a thread for 10 minutes before realizing it was started 5 years ago and recently resurrected for no other reason than the responded didn't notice the OP date.

Today I read a roofing thread that was 7 years old. Somebody responded yesterday. I'm sure the guys roof has been fixed by now.
 
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Old 05-30-07, 04:53 AM
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I second that, it is very annoying. I can never figure out how somebody could dig that deep in the archives and not realize they were posting to something that old.

I nominate Wayne to go through all the archives and mark "closed" any thread over two years old.
 
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I agree!! I can understand a new member asking a related question in an old post but what gets me is those who offer advice to posts that are years old. I think automatically closing a thread after 2 yrs of inactivity would be a good thing.
 
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Old 05-30-07, 07:03 AM
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More than likely it stems from someone doing a Google search for an issue and the result brings up a relavent thread and Google could care less how old it happens to be. The person then follows the link and may not be familiar with forums and responds to it.
 
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Old 05-30-07, 08:00 AM
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"I nominate Wayne to go through all the archives and mark "closed" any thread over two years old."

I thought that's what the moderators got paid for.
 
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