Locking old posts


Old 05-14-08, 11:35 AM
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Locking old posts

Is there a policy regarding the locking of old posts? I ask because a recent discussion ensued when a relatively new user revived a post a year or so old.
A moderator made a not so accurate statement, got a couple posts stating otherwise, made a comment about it being an old subject, and locked the thread because his argument was being lost. He isn't a moderator of the message area.
I've seen many threads being revived that were much more than 1 year old. If there is such an attitude about this, why not lock everything that reaches 1 year of age?
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Old 05-14-08, 12:52 PM
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Generally threads aren't locked unless they become unproductive..... often because they have become arguementative. To my knowledge, no thread has been closed only because of it's age.
Old 05-14-08, 02:16 PM
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Some moderators do close threads if they have been dormant for many months or years and then have a new reply added to them. I believe most of us do not do this.

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