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  1. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    30 Apr '10 10:21
    To prevent the bumping of old threads, threads will now close in public forums after 60 days of inactivity. (No new posts)

    You can still link to old threads if you want to refer to them. [ threadid ] thread id [ /threadid ]. (Remove the spaces)
  2. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    30 Apr '10 12:39
    I didn't realise it was a problem but the solution seems fair.
  3. 01 May '10 07:49
    Can the OP's subsequent posts be excluded from what is regarded as "activity" to prevent certain self-centric individuals artificially reanimating their boring drivel?

    Thanks.
  4. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    01 May '10 08:12
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Can the OP's subsequent posts be excluded from what is regarded as "activity" to prevent certain self-centric individuals artificially reanimating their boring drivel?

    Thanks.
    Reading this (your) post, then looking at your profile blurb, I have come to the conclusion that you are a grade 'A' hypocrite. Figures.

    skeeter
  5. 01 May '10 09:05
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Reading this (your) post, then looking at your profile blurb, I have come to the conclusion that you are a grade 'A' hypocrite. Figures.

    skeeter
    Thanks for that.

    I on the other hand have no idea who or what you are; but after reading this (your) post, I have little intention of finding out.
  6. 01 May '10 09:46 / 2 edits
  7. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    01 May '10 10:14
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Thanks for that.

    I on the other hand have no idea who or what you are; but after reading this (your) post, I have little intention of finding out.
    I don't want to pick a fight, but you do seem to be both championing and advocating the stifling of free speech.
  8. 01 May '10 14:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I don't want to pick a fight, but you do seem to be both championing and advocating the stifling of free speech.
    I'm certainly not picking a fight either!

    My suggestion was defending the right of people here at rhp not to have to listen (read); that is not the same as stifling free speech.

    If a post is ignored by everyone it should be allowed to die and not be resurrected by certain individuals who tend to continually propagate their own threads by bumping them.

    It's a sensible suggestion and not meant to give offence.
  9. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    01 May '10 14:42
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I'm certainly not picking a fight either!

    My suggestion was defending the right of people here at rhp not to have to listen (read); that is not the same as stifling free speech.

    If a post is ignored by everyone it should be allowed to die and not be resurrected by certain individuals who tend to continually propagate their own threads by bumping them.

    It's a sensible suggestion and not meant to give offence.
    Well, I see your point, but we won't then know when the OP has responded to any points raised, which I would find a bit unfair.
  10. 02 May '10 08:23
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Well, I see your point, but we won't then know when the OP has responded to any points raised, which I would find a bit unfair.
    I can see I'm not making myself clear which is provoking a challenging response.

    Issue:
    Some (just a few prolific ones) posters frequently bump their own threads.

    Solution:
    To prevent this activity from keeping in a thread from dying after the new 60 day timeout, I propose that the OPs subsequent posts are not registered as 'activity' in that thread.

    Note:
    This does not mean the OP can't respond, or that their posts are hidden, or indeed anything like that. It merely means that those posts are not registered as activity in the thread.

    Hope that makes sense, apologies for not being clear.
  11. 02 May '10 11:25
    Originally posted by Russ
    To prevent the bumping of old threads, threads will now close in public forums after 60 days of inactivity. (No new posts)

    You can still link to old threads if you want to refer to them. [ threadid ] thread id [ /threadid ]. (Remove the spaces)
    Good way to keep the forums fresher

    but could this introduce the new problem of duplicate threads? I.e. a thread has gone over the 60 day thing so a new identical thread is created?
  12. 02 May '10 22:04
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    Good way to keep the forums fresher

    but could this introduce the new problem of duplicate threads? I.e. a thread has gone over the 60 day thing so a new identical thread is created?
    That's not really why this is being put into place, in my humble opinion.

    What happened every now and then is that some joker decides to bump an old thread which caused confusion as some forum posters don't look at the posting dates and respond to a thread as though it were current. This is particularly effective if the thread was controversial.

    Basically, this is just to keep things moving forward, and to stop the morons who are looking for threads from 2001 and trying to show "how things have changed".

    It'll do nothing to stop the current crop of glory whores from bumping their own threads ad infinitum.
  13. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    04 May '10 15:35
    "ghost bumping" is now blocked too.
  14. 05 May '10 09:02
    Originally posted by Russ
    To prevent the bumping of old threads, threads will now close in public forums after 60 days of inactivity. (No new posts)

    You can still link to old threads if you want to refer to them. [ threadid ] thread id [ /threadid ]. (Remove the spaces)
    This still leaves 13 pages of threads available for "legitimate" bumping!!

    With 30 threads per page that means 390 threads available for bumping.

    Still too many. 3 weeks would be more than long enough to consider a thread "dead".
  15. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    06 May '10 14:51
    Can we have a cap on thread size? 2000 posts seems more than fair.