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post #8 of Old 04-20-2009
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Originally Posted by quidam1947 View Post
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.

I would respectfully disagee in that the threads are useful not only to the first person who posed the question but also to the others who find it later. I don't see the problem with leaving them open.
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