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[forum suggestion] how about a warning/popup on old threads?

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  1. datsunguy

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    It happens on a daily basis where someone (usually a noob) bumps an old thread from years ago when it would be better to make a start a new one, so why not create a warning on all old inactive threads to help reduce this?

    old thread alert.png

    Maybe something like this that I found on another forum, I can still reply but it does let you know that it's a dead thread.
     
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    WilhelmScream Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator BHW Intern

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    I'd say it's worth seeing if it can be implemented. A lot of members that necrobump claim that they didn't notice the date, so this could help with that.
     
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    warning should also add - if you bump this old thread just to add [ thanks ]
    an infraction can be issued.
     
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    It shoudnt be too
    Maybe, but the people that try to boost their post counts will just spam somewhere else, at least this way they are far easier to spot & deal with.
     
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    maybe build in some kind of allert system that tells mods
    when old threads being spammed with 1/2 words posts if thats
    even do-able
     
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    But what's classified as an "old" thread?
     
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    an old thread is something thats say 3-5 years old
    its common new members will bump old threads to lift there
    post count by posting nothing more than [ thanks ] on very old
    threads.
     
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    a perfect example of a dead thread (from fucking '08) being bumped with a useless comment.

    I'd say any thread over 8 months or so from its last reply that hasn't been replied to should get a pop-up warning of its age, so then threads that are over that time but still get regular input are not dead and dont need the pop-up.

    reason for 8 months is:
    6 months isnt really that long.
    12 months is too long and a thread is definitely dead by then.
     
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    I think it'd be better (and easier) for "old" threads to get automatically "closed for replies" in that case