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    May 02, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    What would you say if RJ locked topics that had not been active in x months and those topics could not be posted in by anyone or, alternatively, unverified members?
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    May 02, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    why?
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    May 02, 2012 10:59 AM GMT
    Prevent irrelevant threads.

    My view is that either:
    (a) the poster is looking for advice - in which case - if a thread is that old, you may as well create a new topic
    (b) the poster i giving advice - in which case - the OP doesn't need help with a problem they struggled with 12 months ago
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    May 02, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    cold saidPrevent irrelevant threads.

    My view is that either:
    (b) the poster i giving advice - in which case - the OP doesn't need help with a problem they struggled with 12 months ago


    Someone else might, and in reading might have a moment of clarity.
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    May 02, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
    Even though I've had the same thought before, I think it's a bad idea. Just because a post was created in 2008, doesn't automatically mean it's not relevant anymore. Of course some posts are time sensitive, but many are not. Take the subject of death and dying for example or general relationship issues or dealing with depression; these are all topics that people can still gleam knowledge from. And personally, I wish people would get over this phobia about bringing back "dead threads". I mean, if the topic appeals to you, I think you should be able to comment on it. But each time someone comments on an older thread, people go nuts on them. I think a good compromise might be to create an "archives" section so that people know that the thread might contain out of date information.
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    May 03, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    I dunno, I've been on loads of other forums and even moderated some for well over a year and here could use a bit of a face lift in regards to certain things.

    I don't think the thread should be closed, if the person bumps the thread with a relevant post new discussion can start I guess. Only problem is, that I've seen, is that spambots/trolls will purposefully bring up old threads that should have been left dead for no reason.

    With better moderation things will be fine and locking threads won't be necessary.

    PS: Not saying here has bad moderation, just mean that if there's ever a time with spambots or whatever bringing up old threads good moderation can prevent even that from requiring the locking of threads.
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    May 03, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    ummm why?

    sometimes an old topic can become relevant again.
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    May 03, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    I'd rather they sweep everything clean after about 6 months, that way the old Mary's would stop saying "this has been covered before."
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    May 03, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    This has been covered before.
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    May 03, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidThis has been covered before.

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    May 03, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidI'd rather they sweep everything clean after about 6 months, that way the old Mary's would stop saying "this has been covered before."


    They would still say that. Only difference being their proof would be gone.
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    May 03, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    smartmoney saidI'd rather they sweep everything clean after about 6 months, that way the old Mary's would stop saying "this has been covered before."


    They would still say that. Only difference being their proof would be gone.


    Pics or it didn't happen...
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    May 03, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    What we really need is a moderator that can perform housekeeping tasks like..

    - Lock threads when they turn into pointless flame wars.
    - Merge duplicate threads. Example: All the Facebook reposts.
    - Delete flamebait/troll threads.
    - Merge or redirect dead horse topics to existing threads, like "Why don't ___ guys like me?" threads.

    Honesty, I don't mind zombie threads unless they're personal time sensitive topics. Kinda pointless to bump an old thread about what to get your boyfriend for an anniversary gift, when it's like 2 years later and you two aren't together anymore. icon_lol.gif
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    May 03, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat we really need is a moderator that can perform housekeeping tasks like..

    - Lock threads when they turn into pointless flame wars.
    - Merge duplicate threads. Example: All the Facebook reposts.
    - Delete flamebait/troll threads.
    - Merge or redirect dead horse topics to existing threads, like "Why don't ___ guys like me?" threads.

    Honesty, I don't mind zombie threads unless they're personal time sensitive topics. Kinda pointless to bump an old thread about what to get your boyfriend for an anniversary gift, when it's like 2 years later and you two aren't together anymore. icon_lol.gif


    Active moderation is the beginning of the end...
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    May 03, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    showme said
    xrichx saidWhat we really need is a moderator that can perform housekeeping tasks like..

    - Lock threads when they turn into pointless flame wars.
    - Merge duplicate threads. Example: All the Facebook reposts.
    - Delete flamebait/troll threads.
    - Merge or redirect dead horse topics to existing threads, like "Why don't ___ guys like me?" threads.

    Honesty, I don't mind zombie threads unless they're personal time sensitive topics. Kinda pointless to bump an old thread about what to get your boyfriend for an anniversary gift, when it's like 2 years later and you two aren't together anymore. icon_lol.gif


    Active moderation is the beginning of the end...



    +1
    It's been the death of many sites like this one. There is no way to censor that many different people with different personalities and values. EVERYBODY is offended by something and it just turns into a baby sitting service. Are things really that bad the way they are?
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    May 03, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    I guess you guys aren't on very many forums. Moderation works. It's a matter of finding the right person to do it. And moderation is not censorship. It's about making sure everyone stays aligned with the rules of the forums/website.
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    May 03, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI guess you guys aren't on very many forums. Moderation works. It's a matter of finding the right person to do it. And moderation is not censorship. It's about making sure everyone stays aligned with the rules of the forums/website.


    I'll vote for u as president over Obama.
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    May 03, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI guess you guys aren't on very many forums. Moderation works. It's a matter of finding the right person to do it. And moderation is not censorship. It's about making sure everyone stays aligned with the rules of the forums/website.


    I'm on lots of forums. Those with good moderation can be good and productive, but are not NEARLY as fun as RJ. Mods' job is to not have much of a sense of humor.
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    May 03, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    smartmoney said
    Iceblink saidThis has been covered before.

    This.
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    x 1,000 ... iz u a closet mod?
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    May 03, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    Maybe it will get to the point (like with emails) that if the thread hasnt been active for 90 days (poof) gone
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    May 03, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    cold saidWhat would you say if RJ locked topics that had not been active in x months and those topics could not be posted in by anyone or, alternatively, unverified members?
    That would totally obliterate the hilarity and lulz derived from necro'd threads.
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    May 03, 2012 7:26 AM GMT
    Claystation saidMaybe it will get to the point (like with emails) that if the thread hasnt been active for 90 days (poof) gone


    It should be like that. Thread no one posts in = Needs to be deleted. Want to discuss the topic again? Start a new one with the CURRENT active members.
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    May 03, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    I don't mind old posts. Sometimes I skip them the first time around, then the second or third time I find it was something I was interested in and should have read it earlier. Also, I don't have an opinion on the subject earlier, but then later I have a revelation that I want to post. In addition, I am somewhat of a procrastinator, so I sometimes don't comment on a subject and hope that that topic is still available because I have something I want to say about it.
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    May 03, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Import saidummm why?

    sometimes an old topic can become relevant again.




    It can be, but more likely what happens is this old thread brought back today. The now non-existent, deleted OP is being quoted and advice being given directly to him:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1730224?forumpage=1