1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

should old dead sales threads be locked - or left alone?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by proxygo, May 22, 2013.

?

Should Old Dead Sales Threads Be Locked - Or Left Alone

  1. Yes, they should be locked

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. No, they should be left open.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,091
    Likes Received:
    10,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PROXIES .
    Location:
    UK - ALWAYS ON BHW
    Home Page:
    just wondered about locking dead sales threads to save
    spammers and noobs posting on sales threads long since dead
    as a means to bump there posts or spam pointless posts raising
    a dead sales thread

    it would keep the active product sales threads going and the ones
    that the thread owners havnt used the forum for 1/2 yrs lock them
    and let them fall away stops newbies bumping them
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ORM and SEO company owner
    Location:
    California
    Home Page:
    Or have them auto-close after 1 year and the OP can resubmit to get it reactivated.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  3. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,091
    Likes Received:
    10,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PROXIES .
    Location:
    UK - ALWAYS ON BHW
    Home Page:
    personally ide go with just lock them
    save spam, noobie bumps
    and leaves the thread intact in case the user
    ever returns
     
  4. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,705
    Likes Received:
    3,509
    Occupation:
    "Most obstacles melt away when we make up our mind
    Location:
    "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is
    Good idea proxy, I like it.

    Although it's too late for it now, a poll would've went nice with this thread.
     
  5. antichrist

    antichrist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,942
    Likes Received:
    2,562
    Location:
    On top of the world!
    Yes, Yes please!
     
  6. Gogol

    Gogol Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,478
    Likes Received:
    3,108
    Gender:
    Male
    +1 to this... :)
     
  7. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,091
    Likes Received:
    10,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PROXIES .
    Location:
    UK - ALWAYS ON BHW
    Home Page:
    sent a pm to wiz to see if he can add a poll to this thread
    as i dont no how to do them
     
  8. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    1,215
    Location:
    USA
    Agreed. BST's from 2009 are popping up when they have been long abandoned. Or blog networks which are now closed, etc etc. Definitely more clutter than there needs to be.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    7,698
    How about after a page or two of no replies from the bst poster.

    The likes of

    "where's op"
    "is this service still running ?"
    " I wanted to buy this but op doesn't seem to be responding"

    Etc etc the thread goes into hibernation. Seems to me a lot of bsts just see to die a slow death rather than the seller announcing " I'm closing this service down. Thanks for you custom and stay tuned for a killer new service thats in development at the moment"
     
  10. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,091
    Likes Received:
    10,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PROXIES .
    Location:
    UK - ALWAYS ON BHW
    Home Page:
    most people either stop supporting a service
    or just get fed up and leave
     
  11. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    55,952
    Hi Proxygo:

    Per your request, a poll has been added! :)
    (See top of this page)

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  12. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Location:
    London (more or less)
    I think it's a great idea. I've seen a lot of VERY old thread be bumped by newbies posting "PM me samples" and "Will this package kill my site if it's only a day old?". Locking would definitely making it easier to find the active BSTs and stop the homepage having old BSTs pop up.
     
  13. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,091
    Likes Received:
    10,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PROXIES .
    Location:
    UK - ALWAYS ON BHW
    Home Page:
    cheers for adding poll wiz didnt no how to
    add one myself
     
  14. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    12,599
    Likes Received:
    34,732
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Fun Lovin' Criminal
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    great idea, always wondered why they weren't anyway
    would make searching BST's easier
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. thedorf

    thedorf Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    729
    Occupation:
    what? I gotta have a job?
    Location:
    BHW - Where else?
    yea let's get this some visibility
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  16. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,269
    Likes Received:
    1,805
    Location:
    Location Location
    If the OP him/herself hasn't made a post in a year or two, yes the sales thread should be closed.
     
  17. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,091
    Likes Received:
    10,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PROXIES .
    Location:
    UK - ALWAYS ON BHW
    Home Page:
    im smiling that 2 people actually voted yes
    old dead no longer supported sales thread should
    be left open .

    the point of locking them is to stop newbies raking up
    threads that are dead, sales owner gone.
    ide love to no why 2 people think leaving them open benefits
    the forum when they serve no purpose but to clutter the forum
    when bumped by people who dont check the last activity of
    product owner
     
  18. healzer

    healzer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,707
    Likes Received:
    2,366
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Somewhere in Europe
    Home Page:
    I once ordered from a dead service thread, paid 25$ or so and never heard anything since then...
    It is very annoying to stumble upon services which aren't run by active sellers
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,091
    Likes Received:
    10,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    PROXIES .
    Location:
    UK - ALWAYS ON BHW
    Home Page:
    agreed - keep supported products going
    lock the dead ones... if the user returns later
    can easily be unlocked by request
     
  20. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    10,404
    Likes Received:
    8,107
    Sounds like a good idea.