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Old 12-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Removing outdated threads

Is there an option to remove old outdated and resolved threads? If there isn't one I think there should be one.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: Removing outdated threads

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Is there an option to remove old outdated and resolved threads? If there isn't one I think there should be one.
They can be useful for future readers.

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Old 12-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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Re: Removing outdated threads

Funny coincidence really..
I just posted on social media a personal claim that one of the reasons we sometimes feel alienated in social media is the fact that before (this is true for my own generation perhaps, not new generations I guess) we were allways used to the interaction of our listeners and the way they interpreted our statements, at least on a personal level. What was said would and could be interpreted according to the listeners views and beliefs. Today in social media, we tend to rely on the logic of mass communication. That is communication that leaves noone behind.
Anyway this is just my thoughts on the subject. Merry christmas and a happy newyear to you all.
Lars

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Old 12-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #4
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Re: Removing outdated threads

Any thread should be archived for as long as possible. These can be valuable to people who find the forum in the future long after we are gone. No regular member should be allowed to delete anything.

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Re: Removing outdated threads

Just as an aside, I've often thought that maybe there should be a time-based limit on new posts. In other words, if a thread is 5 years old since it's last post, maybe lock it down. Suggest to people that if they find an old thread and want to post something, create a new one and reference it. Too often someone will innocently resurrect some odd, silly thread from 8 years prior, not realizing it was that old. If they *really* want to bring it back, okay, put a link in a new one.

But all that said, I don't see this as any sort of major issue one way or another. And I enjoy the subsequent zombie jokes anyway...

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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Re: Removing outdated threads

I'm on the side of keeping them. Lots of good info in old threads.

A tip for anyone writing for the Internet (websites, seminar announcements, plain old posts, etc.): Please include the year in mentions of dates. Things like "BigHugeFamous Sensei will be here in March!" or "Join us this summer for a trip to..." can be a problem when someone runs across the post, page, or flyer years down the road.

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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Just as an aside, I've often thought that maybe there should be a time-based limit on new posts. In other words, if a thread is 5 years old since it's last post, maybe lock it down. Suggest to people that if they find an old thread and want to post something, create a new one and reference it. Too often someone will innocently resurrect some odd, silly thread from 8 years prior, not realizing it was that old. If they *really* want to bring it back, okay, put a link in a new one.

But all that said, I don't see this as any sort of major issue one way or another. And I enjoy the subsequent zombie jokes anyway...
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:56 AM   #8
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Who gets to say something is too old or has been resolved? Nope. If you don't want to stand by something publicly, use the anonymous option when posting.

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:18 AM   #9
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Perhaps just a little popup note, something like "You are responding to a thread that hasn't been posted to in over 5 years. Do you wish to continue?"
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #10
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I have an sudden urge to unleash THAT one favorite zombie thread of all times! It has been a while since it came to life!

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Old 12-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #11
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I have an sudden urge to unleash THAT one favorite zombie thread of all times! It has been a while since it came to life!
Ah, man, geez, don't do that. Tis the season and all that. If you do that we need a button other than the ignore feature. Yes, we need a THROAT PUNCH button! Yeah... Yeah...

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Old 12-22-2013, 09:18 AM   #12
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Who gets to say something is too old or has been resolved? Nope. If you don't want to stand by something publicly, use the anonymous option when posting.
Oh, hey, I honestly think it's great the way it is. I do, however, must admit that I sometimes sigh when I see certain threads lurch back to life... Hmmm, maybe an "ignore thread" button... Seriously, it's fine the way it is. Pros and cons to everything. And frankly I think Jun does a great job considering the situations that arise are sometimes lose/lose. So right or wrong he has to make a choice and some group will get their undies in a knot.

So on that note... How many here donate a few coins yearly to Jun for giving us this sandbox to toss stuff at each other?

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Old 12-22-2013, 02:04 PM   #13
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So on that note... How many here donate a few coins yearly to Jun for giving us this sandbox to toss stuff at each other?
Those of us with a little gold star by our names are supporting subscribers!

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Old 12-22-2013, 04:21 PM   #14
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Hmm, which must mean mine's expired. Or maybe when I cancelled my recurring paypal due to a problem with my password... Hmmm, gotta look in to that...

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Old 12-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #15
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Those of us with a little gold star by our names are supporting subscribers!
Janet… Thanks for the reminder…
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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In real life there are no ignore buttons.. so why should there be any ignoring buttons on the internet.. it´s like living behind a fence.
Happy newyear folks.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:13 PM   #17
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Re: Removing outdated threads

The forum only goes back about ten or twelve years, because the site had a major, irretrievable hardware failure in the early 2000s, in which all previous discussions and all user accounts were lost. What I mean to say is: none of the discussions here are particularly outdated.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #18
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The forum only goes back about ten or twelve years, because the site had a major, irretrievable hardware failure in the early 2000s, in which all previous discussions and all user accounts were lost.
Uhhh... No.

The AikiWeb Forums started up on June 5, 2000. There are still posts dating back to that day available here. (AikiWeb itself has been up and running since August, 1997; we just didn't have a forums section until 2000.)

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