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Old 01-22-2023, 08:58 AM   #1
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Necro Thread Eliminator


Why not copy the raspberrypi forum which seems to lock all threads over a certain age? Lock, them or close them, it's much the same

This saves people resurrecting necro threads and half a dozen people replying before someone twigs that the thread is decades old.
 
Old 01-22-2023, 09:04 AM   #2
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Occasionally a necrobump can be useful. I once asked a question about libraries that no one found an answer to, but I was able unexpectedly to clear it up a couple of years later. I bumped the thread because I thought that people who had given me advice would like to learn the actual solution. Could locking the post still allow the OP to reopen it?
 
Old 01-22-2023, 09:09 AM   #3
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Seems like a good idea. I saw one that was nero'd twice, but locking it so only the OP can reply after 6 months or so would be good.
 
Old 01-22-2023, 11:12 AM   #4
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Occasionally a necrobump can be useful. I once asked a question about libraries that no one found an answer to, but I was able unexpectedly to clear it up a couple of years later. I bumped the thread because I thought that people who had given me advice would like to learn the actual solution. Could locking the post still allow the OP to reopen it?
Occasionally someone who is not the OP comes up with a solution (or an improved one) years later. Here's an example of what I would consider a "good" non-OP necrobump that I just happened to notice today.

Currently there is a warning that shows before you post to an old thread. "Please note that this thread has not been replied to in over 6 months. Please ensure your reply is still relevant and timely." However, the warning disappears once the necrobump happens; maybe it's possible to keep that warning up for a bit longer? (I guess the wording would have to be tweaked a bit)
 
Old 01-22-2023, 12:52 PM   #5
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it was discussed several times and the answer was always the same, it is against the rules.
If you are interested, look for similar threads, actually here is another one: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...rd-4175524433/ (with an additional twist).
 
Old 01-22-2023, 01:14 PM   #6
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Never mind. I seem to have a 0% success record with my "helpful suggestions." I'll mark this solved because it's clearly not going to happen, but don't let me stop any of you voicing opinions.
 
  


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