retrofuturist wrote:Greetings manasikara,
My preference would be that if there's a topic that has "served its purpose", that the OP ask us to lock it.
That way, in the absence of responses, it will drop down naturally on its own accord.
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Kim,
It is possible, but after a while you do seem to see the same topic themes come up. For this reason, people are often referred to old topics (so regulars don't have to say the same thing countless times ). On occasion, new topics even get merged with older, virtually identical topics, bringing them back to life.
Whilst it is possible that a newbie directs a question to someone no longer here, I don't see that as being a big problem, as often people who know that the member is not active will step in and respond. It's more a training/awareness thing in terms of being cognizant of the date the posts were made... but I think forums and comments on the end of blogs etc. have been around long enough that posters should be cognizant of time/dates.
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