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No warning on posting to ancient threads?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've noticed an increase in new users posting replies to 3 or 5-year-old threads, where the content is not spam, but an honest reply to the question (not a "hey, I have the same issue", either). I remember the forum used to warn you if the last post was more than a year (?) old. I just tried posting to a 5-year-old thread and saw no warning.

Any way we can get that back? Seems new users are arriving via search engines...

Thanks,

Jeff
post #2 of 10
That was an add-on hack that's not compatible with this software, but something similar has been mentioned as a future enhancement.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
This is really happening a lot the last few days - don't know what's causing the frequency to increase, but there's been a number of years-old thread revived for no reason (one was 5 years old!).

Just some text in the basic reply window with the warning if the last post date was >6 months old would probably fix it...
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

That was an add-on hack that's not compatible with this software, but something similar has been mentioned as a future enhancement.

Sorry MIke - but "hack" or not there are so many of these little things that made the "old" site much more robust and user friendly...........

IS there an issues list that can be shared with the AVS community at large, so we see what has been reported, is it being worked on etc?

A Google doc can easily be shared for all to see................
post #5 of 10
All feature requests are made in this forum but any list of things in progress would be internal to Huddler as each release affects all of their sites at the same time, not just AVS.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

All feature requests are made in this forum but any list of things in progress would be internal to Huddler as each release affects all of their sites at the same time, not just AVS.

Discrete posts make it hard to grasp the total issues the community has.
Plus, it would reduce repeated complaints.

I'd think AVS owners would want their own tracker list, to compare and hold Huddler accountable .

Tell me when you went with them there was a agreed KPI on issue resolution.

Yea, I've been involved in lots of 3rd party outsourcing agreements, so well versed in holding companies accountable.


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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'm bumping this as there have been several instances of this again this week - I don't know how exactly "new" members manage to find 3-5 year-old threads to make their first reply (and I'm not counting the spam posts that obviously got here from keyword searches).

But an indication / warning / confirmation on posting to an old thread really should be a base feature of Huddler. Polluting the forum with poor posts is a waste of time for both the general reader and the poor guy who wrote an unnecessary reply, and also makes for a bad first experience to newcomers as they get admonished for this behavior...
post #8 of 10
Easy solution. Just automatically lock posts that are 6 months old.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
That's a good solution. If there's been no activity, and someone comes along via a search who has "the same question" (the few times that really happens), just start a new thread...

Mods could start by locking threads more than 2 years old (without activity for 2+ years) and see what happens. (there's been several zombies brought back today...)
post #10 of 10
IMHO there's nothing wrong with posting in an old thread, as long as you're aware that the OP may not answer you. Usually these posts occur as a result of a search and starting a new thread to ask the same or similar question actually makes searching harder.
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