Suggestions: Posts over a year old, and over 150 posts should be closed.

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WithinReason

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Suggestions: Posts over a year old, and over 150 posts should be closed.

I have been to many other forums in the past, and visit many even now. I have found that posts over a year old, even if still 'active' by people posting in them, become entirely distant from their OP on most occasions, and in many instances the originator of the OP, is not around to further comment (though it is not always the case).

Also, I have found that after 150 posts the posts become stagnant, and cyclical, rehashing the same thoughts, and in some instance becomes nothing but Uh-Huh - Nuh-uh after awhile. It is better, as I have seen to set a limit on either the number of pages of posts (it doesn't have to be 150), and let the originator post again, or have another person begin a new thread and start again, while referencing an old closed post if necessary.

I have just witnessed a thread (Not by works - https://christianchat.com/bible-discussion-forum/not-by-works.146296/ ) that is from 2017, with over 10 Million views (most of which are bots or crawlers being counted). I have never seen that in any other forums I have been to. It has over 6,440 pages! No one, is even going to bother with even 1/100th of it from today or in future. Most people barely know how to scroll back ten pages let alone 100. Not that I have anything against the originator or what has transpired in the thread, but that, in the opinion of this user, is well beyond the time to close and start over.

In fact, it was seeing this, that brought me to these suggestions.
 

Magenta

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You find something unique and you want to have it squashed, and give user incompetence as a reason? Many forums are set up to have inactive threads fall off the back end as new ones take their place. Why is that not acceptable to you? As a new member here, why should your opinion be more important than the however many number of people who regularly post in the active thread you have singled out?
 

bojack

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Suggestions: Posts over a year old, and over 150 posts should be closed.

I have been to many other forums in the past, and visit many even now. I have found that posts over a year old, even if still 'active' by people posting in them, become entirely distant from their OP on most occasions, and in many instances the originator of the OP, is not around to further comment (though it is not always the case).

Also, I have found that after 150 posts the posts become stagnant, and cyclical, rehashing the same thoughts, and in some instance becomes nothing but Uh-Huh - Nuh-uh after awhile. It is better, as I have seen to set a limit on either the number of pages of posts (it doesn't have to be 150), and let the originator post again, or have another person begin a new thread and start again, while referencing an old closed post if necessary.

I have just witnessed a thread (Not by works - https://christianchat.com/bible-discussion-forum/not-by-works.146296/ ) that is from 2017, with over 10 Million views (most of which are bots or crawlers being counted). I have never seen that in any other forums I have been to. It has over 6,440 pages! No one, is even going to bother with even 1/100th of it from today or in future. Most people barely know how to scroll back ten pages let alone 100. Not that I have anything against the originator or what has transpired in the thread, but that, in the opinion of this user, is well beyond the time to close and start over.

In fact, it was seeing this, that brought me to these suggestions.
To each his own .. I go through my posts ever so often and sometimes I remember one I posted and go back to find it .. But it's up to the owner .. I got ''reminded'' in an older post about islam I responded to that was a couple yrs old that it was old .. MM OK
 

blue_ladybug

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Suggestions: Posts over a year old, and over 150 posts should be closed.

I have been to many other forums in the past, and visit many even now. I have found that posts over a year old, even if still 'active' by people posting in them, become entirely distant from their OP on most occasions, and in many instances the originator of the OP, is not around to further comment (though it is not always the case).

Also, I have found that after 150 posts the posts become stagnant, and cyclical, rehashing the same thoughts, and in some instance becomes nothing but Uh-Huh - Nuh-uh after awhile. It is better, as I have seen to set a limit on either the number of pages of posts (it doesn't have to be 150), and let the originator post again, or have another person begin a new thread and start again, while referencing an old closed post if necessary.

I have just witnessed a thread (Not by works - https://christianchat.com/bible-discussion-forum/not-by-works.146296/ ) that is from 2017, with over 10 Million views (most of which are bots or crawlers being counted). I have never seen that in any other forums I have been to. It has over 6,440 pages! No one, is even going to bother with even 1/100th of it from today or in future. Most people barely know how to scroll back ten pages let alone 100. Not that I have anything against the originator or what has transpired in the thread, but that, in the opinion of this user, is well beyond the time to close and start over.

In fact, it was seeing this, that brought me to these suggestions.

The thread you mention here is posted on DAILY by the people in that forum. It would be ridiculous to "close it and start over".. Now if that thread was rarely posted on, it would eventually fall off the page as new ones replace it..
 

posthuman

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but we don't have a winner yet in 'last person to post wins!!!'

why would we close that thread before the contest is completed?
 

Magenta

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but we don't have a winner yet in 'last person to post wins!!!'

why would we close that thread before the contest is completed?
There is that too! Some threads are not meant to end or be closed due to some random criteria, as long as they are active, being posted in on a regular basis by any number of members. Looking at the Introduction's Forum, the posts go back more than ten years. BDF has almost 2,000 threads that go back that far also. So does the Family Forum. News and Music go back to 2012. Anyone can activate those old threads at any time (though generally it is discouraged), and that is the way the system is set up. I myself have a couple of threads that I would not want closed simply because they are more than a year old and have more than 150 posts. I created them specifically to be ongoing. One of them is my Scripture Art thread, which I have been adding to fairly regularly since its creation in November of 2018 :)
 

tourist

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Suggestions: Posts over a year old, and over 150 posts should be closed.

I have been to many other forums in the past, and visit many even now. I have found that posts over a year old, even if still 'active' by people posting in them, become entirely distant from their OP on most occasions, and in many instances the originator of the OP, is not around to further comment (though it is not always the case).

Also, I have found that after 150 posts the posts become stagnant, and cyclical, rehashing the same thoughts, and in some instance becomes nothing but Uh-Huh - Nuh-uh after awhile. It is better, as I have seen to set a limit on either the number of pages of posts (it doesn't have to be 150), and let the originator post again, or have another person begin a new thread and start again, while referencing an old closed post if necessary.

I have just witnessed a thread (Not by works - https://christianchat.com/bible-discussion-forum/not-by-works.146296/ ) that is from 2017, with over 10 Million views (most of which are bots or crawlers being counted). I have never seen that in any other forums I have been to. It has over 6,440 pages! No one, is even going to bother with even 1/100th of it from today or in future. Most people barely know how to scroll back ten pages let alone 100. Not that I have anything against the originator or what has transpired in the thread, but that, in the opinion of this user, is well beyond the time to close and start over.

In fact, it was seeing this, that brought me to these suggestions.
I believe that most of the members on this site are capable of scrolling back any number of pages if they are so inclined. If the current posts seemed to be distant from the OP the reason may be that the posts are actually part of an ongoing conversation and are a reflection of the current state of thought. Whether the OP is still active or even still a member is irrelevant. Any member is free to start their own thread on any topic of choice or create a similar thread. Your suggestion, regardless of the merit, is not going to happen. Glad to have you join in on the conversation though that take place in the forums. Welcome to CC.
 

WithinReason

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I see fangs bared, when my suggestion was to be helpful, not hurtful. I withdraw the comments/suggestions. I suggest that this suggestion be closed, but this is only a suggestion. I pray my head still remains in so suggesting. :)
 

Magenta

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I see fangs bared, when my suggestion was to be helpful, not hurtful. I withdraw the comments/suggestions. I suggest that this suggestion be closed, but this is only a suggestion. I pray my head still remains in so suggesting. :)
I do not see any fangs. Threads rarely get removed unless they are breaking the rules, in extreme cases of abuse, or terribly heretical. This does not qualify. Still, it is at the discretion of a forum moderator.
 

von1

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I enjoy going back and reading some of my old posts from years ago. No matter how old my posts may get, I never know when that certain person may come across one and touches them in a special way.
 

bojack

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Actually when I die , which I was told by my Dr 5 yrs ago to get my affairs in order, LOLOL, I told her to ''never say anything like that to me again, I don't think like that'' .. If these posts are still around it may be something interesting for my sons to look through some of my posts after I'm gone and when they have time or interest .. I found a couple old work and a church records of my grandfather after he died and I cherished them ..
 

Kim82

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I have found that posts over a year old, even if still 'active' by people posting in them, become entirely distant from their OP
Yes, this happens when people won't stay focussed on the topic. IMG_20200226_144055_270.JPG
 

Kim82

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I don't mean to go off topic, but what is vespers material?
 

CharliRenee

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but we don't have a winner yet in 'last person to post wins!!!'

why would we close that thread before the contest is completed?
Oh i won that thread over and over again. Did no one tell you. Oh you won it too, over and over? Lol
 

CharliRenee

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I think it would be silly to delete threads like the one you mentioned for the reason that if they are bothersome, for whatever reason, then choose not to participate. We don't have to engage in things if we don't want to, eh?

I think one of the coolest, most profound gifts that He has given us in life = choice.
 

7seasrekeyed

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I see fangs bared, when my suggestion was to be helpful, not hurtful. I withdraw the comments/suggestions. I suggest that this suggestion be closed, but this is only a suggestion. I pray my head still remains in so suggesting. :)

"I see fangs bared'

put that in your signature

it's a great intro to the way you see others from your perch in a banana tree ;):LOL:
 

EleventhHour

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Suggestions: Posts over a year old, and over 150 posts should be closed.

I have been to many other forums in the past, and visit many even now. I have found that posts over a year old, even if still 'active' by people posting in them, become entirely distant from their OP on most occasions, and in many instances the originator of the OP, is not around to further comment (though it is not always the case).

Also, I have found that after 150 posts the posts become stagnant, and cyclical, rehashing the same thoughts, and in some instance becomes nothing but Uh-Huh - Nuh-uh after awhile. It is better, as I have seen to set a limit on either the number of pages of posts (it doesn't have to be 150), and let the originator post again, or have another person begin a new thread and start again, while referencing an old closed post if necessary.

I have just witnessed a thread (Not by works - https://christianchat.com/bible-discussion-forum/not-by-works.146296/ ) that is from 2017, with over 10 Million views (most of which are bots or crawlers being counted). I have never seen that in any other forums I have been to. It has over 6,440 pages! No one, is even going to bother with even 1/100th of it from today or in future. Most people barely know how to scroll back ten pages let alone 100. Not that I have anything against the originator or what has transpired in the thread, but that, in the opinion of this user, is well beyond the time to close and start over.

In fact, it was seeing this, that brought me to these suggestions.
Everything is searchable so you point is moot.
 

Godsgirl83

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but we don't have a winner yet in 'last person to post wins!!!'

why would we close that thread before the contest is completed?
Last I checked (which was earlier this morning) it was ME!!!! Soooooo :unsure::unsure::unsure::unsure: guess it's the end of the thread and time to close? ;););) (hey I'm trying)