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Locking old threads


simonjary
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In a further bid to make these forums less prone to spam bot attack we're going to look at locking older threads.

Currently a spam bot can reactivate an old thread, which pushes it to the top of that forum list, where it becomes live again despite its age and resolved status.

Also, old threads in forums such as Consumerwatch sometimes get hijacked, rather than new threads being opened for new problems.

Locking older threads should stop that.

Regards,

Simon Publisher, PC Advisor

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Kevscar1

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Can you not put them in stasis only to be restarted by a post from the op. I haven't posted about my condition because I'm waiting for a decision from the ethics committee on whether they will amputate while I'm awake, would rather add to last thread than start new one and have to explain everything again.

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lotvic

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Kevscar, why not just put a link to the other thread so you don't have to explain all over again. Probably get more reading it that way as they will be curious to find out background to present situation. Hope all goes well for you.

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Forum Editor

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"why not just put a link to the other thread so you don't have to explain all over again."

Exactly - that's the way to do it.

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buteman

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simonjary

Maybe not such a good idea.

At the moment there are 3 locked threads in Consumerwatch and I can imagine how annoying it would be if half the page was taken up by locked threads.

Maybe a rethink required.

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buteman

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That should have been 4 locked threads in Consumerwatch.

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Aitchbee

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buteman - I was locked out, 'cos I am too big for my boots. The FE was not sympathetic to my cause.I will follow up the FE's suggestion, though.

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Quickbeam

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What about, prior to the XXX months locking when the locking period is decided upon, that when a member ticks 'as resolved', you put another hoop to be jumped through to continue adding to it.

i.e. Display a message saying that the 'thread originator feels that this subject has now been satisfactorily resolved, however you can still add to the thread by clicking here', which will take to to a member login confirmation page where you have to reconfirm your login password to continue.

If a member feels that there is something constructive to add, they will jump that hoop, if not, then it's too much bother, and they won't, well probably not...

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Covergirl

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@Quickbeam - Yes, let's make it really complex. Along with your suggestion of ten years, a thread would never get locked LoL

Just lock it after whatever time is decided after no more additions to it. Job done. Gerronwiyit !!

PCA Team

When are you thinking about implementing it ? I've been looking forward to lots of red padlocks for weeks now :)

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buteman

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AitchBEE

Yes seen that thread and the FE was not long booting it into touch

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wee eddie

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Covergirl: The thing is that you are never likely see the Red Padlocks that are Date Related, as once they meet that 3 month hurdle they can never be bumped again. Only those that are for Gross Infringements of Forum Rules will be visible in the first few pages.

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