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  1. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    08 Dec '17 19:25
    Are there criteria for closing threads? I am not aware of any.

    I don't see any rationale. I get it that it makes sense that we can't go back and arbitrarily bump any old thread from years past, but some are gems that are worth revisiting. For a hypothetical example, there might have been a debate about a major international event. The thread gets closed but now, some new action by a politician or a notable celebrity raises the issue again. Wouldn't that make the old closed thread relevant?
  2. 08 Dec '17 21:36
    Usually after 60 days of no posts, isn't it?
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    09 Dec '17 07:23
    Originally posted by @coquette
    Are there criteria for closing threads? I am not aware of any.

    I don't see any rationale. I get it that it makes sense that we can't go back and arbitrarily bump any old thread from years past, but some are gems that are worth revisiting. For a hypothetical example, there might have been a debate about a major international event. The thread gets closed ...[text shortened]... r a notable celebrity raises the issue again. Wouldn't that make the old closed thread relevant?
    You can always make a new thread and put a link to the old one.
  4. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    09 Dec '17 15:51
    Originally posted by @trev33
    Usually after 60 days of no posts, isn't it?
    Or when I post.
  5. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    09 Dec '17 20:23
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    You can always make a new thread and put a link to the old one.
    Fair enough.
  6. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    31 Dec '17 11:57
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Or when I post.
    That would make you the thread-killer par excellence which you aren't...either you don't post enough or your statemant is not true.