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

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

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Should Old Dead Sales Threads Be Locked - Or Left Alone

  1. Yes, they should be locked

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  2. No, they should be left open.

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  1. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    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
     
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  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Or have them auto-close after 1 year and the OP can resubmit to get it reactivated.
     
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  3. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    personally ide go with just lock them
    save spam, noobie bumps
    and leaves the thread intact in case the user
    ever returns
     
  4. sn0rt

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    Good idea proxy, I like it.

    Although it's too late for it now, a poll would've went nice with this thread.
     
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    Yes, Yes please!
     
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    +1 to this... :)
     
  7. proxygo

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    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

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    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.
     
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  9. Duffers5000

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    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

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    most people either stop supporting a service
    or just get fed up and leave
     
  11. WizGizmo

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    Hi Proxygo:

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

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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    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

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    cheers for adding poll wiz didnt no how to
    add one myself
     
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    great idea, always wondered why they weren't anyway
    would make searching BST's easier
     
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    yea let's get this some visibility
     
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    If the OP him/herself hasn't made a post in a year or two, yes the sales thread should be closed.
     
  17. proxygo

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    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

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    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
     
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  19. proxygo

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    agreed - keep supported products going
    lock the dead ones... if the user returns later
    can easily be unlocked by request
     
  20. davids355

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    Sounds like a good idea.