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Feature Suggestion, Topic closing Answered

After getting a comment on a very old topic and noticing some come up it occurred to me that giving users the capacity to close their old topics or possibly leave it at the discretion of a time limit or a team of, well not quite executioners but something or other may be rather useful, mainly to stop old topics coming back up without reason, some stay active for a very long time, others just occasionally pop up.

If the topics were merely closed but still existent then they'd still be available for reference and any specific comments about something could be sent to the user in question's orangeboard, it's just a thought, I'm not saying all old topics need taken out back and, eh sent to the farm but it might keep the forums a bit fresher, without causing confusion...

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Joe Martin
Joe Martin

11 years ago

Some topics are great to reappear however some are bumped for utterly no great reason at all.

This would be a great idea but I think that only selected "trusted" users should have the ability to close topics as it may be misused by some members of Instructables.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

.  I like it when an old topic pops to the top. The lazy man's zeitgeist. ;)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Kinda like Old Spice. And the ladies like it too...

just need Kiteman to do his >innocent whistle< comment below.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

(Out of interest, as I type, five of the first-page topics were originally published months or years ago.)

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Yes, would be useful. "This topic is closed for comments" / "finally closed". Some should just be deleted of course.

L

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kelseymh
kelseymh

11 years ago

I agree.  It ought to be up to the topic author, certainly (locking is less destructive than deleting), as well as staff/admins.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Aye, just if it's needed, so the forums aren't getting clogged, maybe even just a stop showing them it...