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Denosaur01

I believe there needs to be a time limit on how long forum threads stay up without being locked/deleted. (Obviously important ones would be an exception to this rule)

I don't know about anyone else, but I am tired of seeing the same threads which are months old, without any content, being on the front page every time I go to vote. Not only does this make it more work to complete the tasks of voting on content, it makes me not want to search for legitimate content to vote on.

I am not trying to be disrespectful to anyone, but I don't see how it's beneficial to the community or the system for threads that have been around for 8+ months to continue to hover around the top just because the poster/friend of poster keeps bumping it up, and then deleting their post. 

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Denosaur01 edited

Thank you all for taking the time to up vote. However, this was not just an attempt to gain ARP. I'd like to have a conversation/hear opinions on the subject.


booitsme

I agree here, it will also help prevent necroing on old threads that have died. However, the solution here would have to account for the ARP of a legit thread not being lost so I don't believe removing the threads would be the best way. Perhaps a system of 'this post has xxx comments so it'll stay alive for x weeks, and this post only has x comments so it has x days' before lock. Then there is also the threads that haven't had a single comment that which also incredibly clutters the forums as well, this one here i would recommend for deletion, but the ARP gain from upvotes would need to be saved, as well as any potential real information in the post. 


Denosaur01

Mods could have the ability to pin or save any relevant posts. However, there's no gain with allowing people to abuse the system by commenting and then deleting it on their own thread just to keep it on the main pages. I actually stopped using the forums and voting as it's 99% spam and exploiting points. I'd rather lose the 4 ARP each day than to keep giving hundreds of points to those that abuse the system. It's sad that people are allowed to spend 8+ months keeping their "hi" threads on the main pages, but it's obvious that the system is a popularity and exploiting contest rather than earning points with quality content.


Memfisto

Denosaur01 said:

Mods could have the ability to pin or save any relevant posts. However, there's no gain with allowing people to abuse the system by commenting and then deleting it on their own thread just to keep it on the main pages. I actually stopped using the forums and voting as it's 99% spam and exploiting points. I'd rather lose the 4 ARP each day than to keep giving hundreds of points to those that abuse the system. It's sad that people are allowed to spend 8+ months keeping their "hi" threads on the main pages, but it's obvious that the system is a popularity and exploiting contest rather than earning points with quality content.

Mods can pin a post, but there's very rarely a post that deserves to stay alive after 2 weeks or so. There were some ideas to make threads auto-lock themselves after a certain time, but it hasn't been actively worked on yet.

The only goal there is, is to never become normal.

Hardstuck

agree


Gthirst

It could have a "graveyard" forum, where all the old stuff goes.  If someone wants to revive the post, maybe they could - or maybe you can continue to discuss old stuff in the graveyard.


Nabuᵀᴹ

Make a replacement on the forum where you vote with  "Most recent reply" on "Most recent topic". And you will see only the freshest content.


Denosaur01

Nabuᵀᴹ said:

Make a replacement on the forum where you vote with  "Most recent reply" on "Most recent topic". And you will see only the freshest content.

It seems this is already in place, and it does nothing at all. People are replying to their own threads, and then deleting their reply so that their content stays on the first page.


Nabuᵀᴹ

What you have written will not be the new theme. This will be a reply, so if you have "most recent topic" In the settings you will not see such themes.


Diplo_Claire

Sound fresh man!

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