Suggestion: Minimum post count to post in old inactive threads
I have been thinking that there should be a minimum post count needed before you can resurrect an inactive thread that has not been posted to for longer than one year.
Recently I have seen a couple of ancient threads resurfacing when starting a new thread would probably have been more appropriate. It usually seems to be newer members resurrecting them. Possibly it could be something like 10 posts for a 1 year dormant thread, 50 for a 2 year dormant thread and 100 for a 3 year dormant thread.
I realise LQ encourages people to search for related existing threads, and post in them where appropriate. However in most cases of resurrected ancient threads that I have noticed, I feel it would have been equally or more appropriate to start a new one and perhaps refer to the old vaguely related threads.
Its not like this is a huge overwhelming problem, though. I's just been nagging me recently so I thought I would throw it into the ring and see what other people think.
Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 04-27-2008 at 10:31 AM.
Reason: clarified a bit