Every now then I see fellow Sailnet member chided by their shipmates for either contibuting to old threads or (conversly) not starting a new thread for which an old one already exists.
Personnally, I find the old posts valuable,
Contibute to old posts, AND
start new ones.
I agree that the old posts (information contained within) are extremely valuable. I was thinking that most threads should be automatically locked after say 6 months
(excluding threads like THE PUB LIGHT IS ON, THE SONG THREAD, ETC.) with a moderator adding a post at the very end of the tread indicating that THIS THREAD IS CLOSED
. AND perhaps... suggesting that the user could/should start a new thread if they didn't get the information they were seeking
. The old thread could be referenced in the new thread???.
Just a thought.