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Disable comments on posts/ideas older than x number of years

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on 06 Sep 2018

To prevent very old posts/ideas, say older than 1 or 2 years, being bumped to the top of the recent list, prevent commenting on these, for example.

The content may still be relevant though, so you can reference the post/idea in a new one thus linking back to the old post/idea.

Also, when viewing the initial post/idea, perhaps show any referencing posts/ideas so that users can navigate to the latest conversation around it.

Created on 5 Oct 2017
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Here posts get out of board rapidly let's say 3 days and it becomes difficult for you to search post which you have posted/commented (unless you go to the inbox) 3 days before.

So I would recommend if post is 6 months older, disable comments.

nah, 2 years is fine to start with...


I agree with J.

2 years is a good measure, as people are still using old versions and thus they can keep benefiting from old posts.

Hi team,


sorry for not being able to get back to you earlier and update this idea.


Yes, this is a great idea and we will be implementing it during Q2. Hope it works for you.


Ana Sequeira

Thank you, Ana, that is great to hear!

Nice :)
Than we will be able to prevent the Zumbi Apocalypse... :D

Changed the status to
Working on it
expected delivery in Q3 2018


Let's do it :)

Changed the status to
Implemented
on 06 Sep 2018


Hi there

instead of creating an automatic role to close the threads/ posts, we allow that the

MVPs and Moderators have the ability to Disable/enable a Topic. for example, this one https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/9115/license-and-pricing/ is now closed.


Cheers

Ana Sequeira

Wonderful!

Merged this idea with 'Disable replies to forum posts without activity after 6 months' (created on 19 Apr 2019 07:05:41 by Craig St.Jean)

To prevent resurrecting old posts, possibly consider disabling replies after a certain amount of inactivity?  I've found that many times when a post is resurrected, the new comment isn't even directly related to the original.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Disable replies to forum posts without activity after 6 months' (created on 19 Apr 2019 by Craig St.Jean)
- merged to idea 'Disable comments on posts/ideas older than x number of years' on 15 Jul 2019 07:40:15 by Kilian Hekhuis

Agreed, but combined with having some button (instead of the reply button) that says "create new topic with reference" or the like, and the new topic should have a clear reference (i.e. link) to the old one.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Disable replies to forum posts without activity after 6 months' (created on 19 Apr 2019 by Craig St.Jean)
- merged to idea 'Disable comments on posts/ideas older than x number of years' on 15 Jul 2019 07:40:15 by Kilian Hekhuis

to be honest, when the OP accepts something as an answer it should be "locked" almost instantly.

no use of waiting 6 months.


for threads without an accepted answer, well, 6 months is really long in the IT-world, but I agree!



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Disable replies to forum posts without activity after 6 months' (created on 19 Apr 2019 by Craig St.Jean)
- merged to idea 'Disable comments on posts/ideas older than x number of years' on 15 Jul 2019 07:40:15 by Kilian Hekhuis

A similar idea existed, and some functionality to "lock" posts was implemented according to OutSystems: https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/3231/disable-comments-on-posts-ideas-older-than-x-number-of-years



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Disable replies to forum posts without activity after 6 months' (created on 19 Apr 2019 by Craig St.Jean)
- merged to idea 'Disable comments on posts/ideas older than x number of years' on 15 Jul 2019 07:40:15 by Kilian Hekhuis

Thanks for pointing out the duplicate idea Hanno. Indeed, MVPs can close posts, though there's still an ongoing discussion about closing them automatically, but some of us like to see that accompanied by being able to create a new topic with a reference to the old, closed topic, so it's easier to refer to it.

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