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    Default Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    A difficult one I know, however, what is the value of closing threads on Chat?? Far from convinced! I can see, somewhat,
    that they may be of use in PressF1, where the world moves on. However, can Chat ever end. Maybe a 'rule' in one area
    is an overkill in another? Food for thought
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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    Can see the point of them closing, if a thread is continually added to, replied or conversation ongoing it stays open, if there are no more posts on it after a set amount of time (not to sure what that time is) it auto closes.

    Example: "Windows-10-Latest-Tech-Preview" Its been going since 2015
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    Mods could say perhaps.
    Space? Once it's closed for ages, it gets deleted perhaps?
    But then google picks up a lot of very old threads....
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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    . . .
    But then google picks up a lot of very old threads....
    Just like my mother-in-law in op-shops ?
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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    Threads are auto-closed after 3 months (I think) of inactivity. They are never deleted. We introduced the auto-close due to regular incidents of new users answering a post that was years old. The post would appear in a Google search and they would register to answer the question or say they have the same problem and didn't realise it was from 8 years ago etc.

    If you need a thread re-opened, then the Mods can do this on request.

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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Just like my mother-in-law in op-shops ?
    Droll ...

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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    SWMBO says she picked me up in an op shop. Marked down price as well,

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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    SWMBO says she picked me up in an op shop. Marked down price as well,

    Ken
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    Default Re: Overuse of closed threads on Chat

    Didn't know horses could draw! Amazing.

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