oisyn at March 17th, 2008 07:45 — #1
Let's start off with an example: http://www.devmaster.net/forums/showthread.php?t=12007
Scenario: a user uses the search, finds an old thread and starts reading, sees a post that demands his reaction, forgets he was reading an old thread and thus kicks the thread into oblivion. The thread is now on top of the recent posts list and other people start to reply, unaware of the fact that the thread was accidentally kicked and that most posts are old and outdated.
A dutch IT-related forum I frequently visit has the feature that it hides the quickreply box under a thread when a thread is older than a certain threshold. Replying is still possible, but it is just that quick reminder that the thread is old that prevents people from accidentally kicking it.
It's not that big of a problem really, but the fix is technically very simple and can avoid a lot of confusion
monjardin at March 17th, 2008 14:58 — #2
I'll second that idea if the staff has time to implement it.
dk2 at March 18th, 2008 03:58 — #3
That's a good idea. It's now implemented
onyxthedog at March 19th, 2008 14:59 — #4
oisyn at March 19th, 2008 17:12 — #5
prey at March 19th, 2008 18:51 — #6
dk2 at March 26th, 2008 19:41 — #7
Good point, .oisyn I've added it for those buttons too.
Note that the cut-off time is 15-days, which I think is reasonable.
oisyn at March 26th, 2008 20:55 — #8
onyxthedog at March 27th, 2008 08:46 — #9
15 days after no one has post in it, or 15 days after its making?
oisyn at March 27th, 2008 10:13 — #10
The former, of course.
However, it only seems to be looking at the last post date of the thread, not the date of the post you are trying to quote.