Auto close posts after x amount of inactivity

BlandMeow

Well-Known Member
Could posts that have say, a year without a reply, get shut down for further comments? A lot of people are necrobumping posts and cluttering up the forum.
 

rollitup

Forum Admin
Staff member
Could posts that have say, a year without a reply, get shut down for further comments? A lot of people are necrobumping posts and cluttering up the forum.

I don't understand your resistance to old threads being bumped. That is the way a forum works, and why we have a Search feature. Rather than starting a new thread for info that is already here, members can search for the info they want, and then add something or ask a question.

I dig it when someone bumps a 10-year-old thread of mine. :lol:


:mrgreen:
 

BlandMeow

Well-Known Member
Because someone answering a post from 2010 "helping" someone solve a problem that is likely not even on the forum anymore doesn't help anyone. Waste of time and clutters up the thread list for people asking questions for current issues.

All good, just suggesting something to improve the experience on the forum as a relatively new member. If a thread has so much value, make it sticky, otherwise, let them die.
 

OldMedUser

Well-Known Member
I've gleaned all sorts of useful tidbits from resurrected threads over the years so I don't mind them at all. The plants haven't changed but techniques and everything else used to grow them has and often not for the better.

What I am tired of is all the nOObs that won't take 10 min to research some inane question asked and answered a thousand times in this and other forums I've joined in the last dozen years.

Some offenders are:

How much you think I'll yield?
Do you think they're ready yet?
How many plants in X amount of space?
I know nothing about growing pot so please teach me everything. Usually without a 'please'.
Asking for help then ignoring or arguing about the help provided.

Lots more like that too. *sigh*
 

BlandMeow

Well-Known Member
Maybe before they are allowed to post, they are subjected to a "study" period that only gives them access to the hand picked threads containing the basic tenants of growing a plant.
 
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Astral22

Member
Because someone answering a post from 2010 "helping" someone solve a problem that is likely not even on the forum anymore doesn't help anyone. Waste of time and clutters up the thread list for people asking questions for current issues.

All good, just suggesting something to improve the experience on the forum as a relatively new member. If a thread has so much value, make it sticky, otherwise, let them die.
Any info could still be useful years later. For example, i was searching about UV lights and found an old post where people kept posting new info for many years later. As i joined late, i got to read all the info in one place, and there were lots of updates that were gathered throughout the years. It wasn't an official important post either, it was just some guy asking for help with UV and people continued sharing their experience for a long time. It was not worthy of making it a sticky, but it's still valuable.

And for example let's say someone posts a picture in 2010 asking if his weed is moldy, and someone in 2020 replies with 'yes, it's moldy'. In 2030 someone might need a quick answer to check for mold and google will show that post as a result, it would still be helpful.
(Just a random scenario, it can be anything from plant problems, nutrients, equipment etc.)

I think this forum is very neat and tidy. The forum from my country is a huge mess, you can't even create new topics with questions. They will make 1 post for each topic and there are 10000 of pages with bunch of different questions on that post, it's a labyrinth.
 

Tangerine_

Well-Known Member
*confesion*

The bump actually wasnt all me. The baby has learned how to swipe phone screens and this laptop has a touch screen.

Every time I'm mid convo or even just lurking, he'll stop playing long enough to hobble over and start swiping the screen with this chubby little mitts...all the while giggling as I struggle to get control of my laptop.

Funny enough, this thread is where we landed
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lusidghost

Well-Known Member
It brings me great joy when a new member goes off on someone who hasn't logged in for 6 years over a post they made 10 years ago. "You don't know anything about LED, you dumb MFer! Go ahead and waste electricity! I'm getting the same if not better results!"
 
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