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by Bob__B / January 29, 2016 9:23 AM PST

Just an opinion.
When a thread gets to one year old lock it.
I'm see threads that are 3/4/5 years old pop back to the top.
I doubt the original poster is still looking for an answer.

If someone is having the same problem let them start a new thread.

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Depends on the thread and subject
by James Denison / January 29, 2016 9:26 AM PST
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Some, even years later, still have pertinence, but true that most are not that way. One reason NOT to lock them is new subscribers come in often enough by replying to old threads and number of subscribers can have an effect on how much one can charge for advertising.

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I wish it was that simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2016 9:46 AM PST
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Example. There's a few threads about things that if you locked them, new and old members would shout loudly. While I disagree on whether it's a defect for 5 year old mechanical parts to fail, some want to make it a "design defect." Just last week, someone called it a design defect as the part failed on their 8 year old machine.

So the thread stays open. Wish it was as simple to make threads close at 1 year.

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Thanks for the feedback bob b!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / January 29, 2016 2:16 PM PST
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It's on my list of "to dos". When we relaunched the forums on our new platform, this was suppose to be implemented where any discussion after one from the create date gets automatically locked. However, it slipped and we were unable to get it out in time.

It's on my list. And we will get to it eventually.

Thanks!
-Lee

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