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Next Archiving Blitz, And Rethinking Of The Bumpability, Of Old Threads
 
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# 1 : Sunday 14-3-2021 @ 13:18
 
 
When searching for threads, you can search archived threads (2002-2009). These threads cannot be bumped.
Or you can search "recent" ones, from 2010 to date. They can be bumped, but cannot be edited (except opening post) after a few weeks.

Is it time to put some of the"recent threads" in archives. (Which might be combined or split based on technical requirements)

At the same time, would it be time to reconsider what is a "recent thread"?
There are various opinions around the practice of bumping threads: should only "recent threads" be bumpable? Should "recent" be redefined as more recent than 11 years ago?

There could be two implementation:
A- The "archive/recent" device is a dynamic concept and every day any thread old than x is locked and archived unless it has been active in the past y period.
B- The archiving prices remains manual and driven by the website resource handling (e.g. , size of two separate databases), but an auto-lock is applied for threads older than x with no activity within period y. And that auto-lock does not have the effects of binning from a statistical reporting point of view.

That discussion could encourage more threads being created, add only often referred to older threads to be bumped.
Might be a sound compromise to recapture some audience with fresher content.
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# 2 : Sunday 14-3-2021 @ 13:35
 
 
Maybe bin some threads, that have not had a comment for at least 5 or 10 years and locked topics too?
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# 3 : Wednesday 24-3-2021 @ 06:13
 
 
I wonder if either this practice is so engrained in our ethos, that it is not an issue.
Or if the people who have an issue with it won't contribute because it drove them away.

Am I asking a question that only concerns this who are not here because of that question?

A Catch 22 of sorts, where I ask people who feel were silenced to voice their concerns.
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# 4 : Wednesday 24-3-2021 @ 08:36
 
 
Someone said :
I wonder if either this practice is so engrained in our ethos, that it is not an issue.
Or if the people who have an issue with it won't contribute because it drove them away.

Am I asking a question that only concerns this who are not here because of that question?

A Catch 22 of sorts, where I ask people who feel were silenced to voice their concerns.

You do realise there is only a handful of regular posters here....
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# 5 : Wednesday 24-3-2021 @ 08:40
 
 
Flipping heck it's beginning to read like a Netflix psychological drama
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# 6 : Thursday 25-3-2021 @ 16:10
 
 
For the record, I definitely left (and cleared my account) because of it.

In the community I currently admin, we have a 3k member chat page for an adult website of 20K users globally and 50k unregistered traffic weekly (mostly incog obviously).

Yet I never have to worry about zombie topics, and if I did, I have the mod privilege to set the rules in place to stop it being rampant; I've never had to act and mostly I spend my mod time deleting bot posts and breaking up arguments about TG rights, politics and sexual abuse insensitivity.

I realize the irony of posting in order to clarify that. I suddenly started receiving notices from my message inbox, and then I started a back and forth with BlaH (in mailbox) about this actual topic, so arguing about why I left became the reason I kept getting new inbox messages.

I will always love Gaire, but, it's not a place I want or need to spend any time now.
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# 7 : Thursday 25-3-2021 @ 16:23
 
 
Someone said :

You do realise there is only a handful of regular posters here....

And if this is one of the reasons for it...
We might as well discuss it.
What harm in that?
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# 8 : Thursday 25-3-2021 @ 16:47
 
 
Someone said :
For the record, I definitely left (and cleared my account) because of it.

In the community I currently admin, we have a 3k member chat page for an adult website of 20K users globally and 50k unregistered traffic weekly (mostly incog obviously).

Yet I never have to worry about zombie topics, and if I did, I have the mod privilege to set the rules in place to stop it being rampant; I've never had to act and mostly I spend my mod time deleting bot posts and breaking up arguments about TG rights, politics and sexual abuse insensitivity.

I realize the irony of posting in order to clarify that. I suddenly started receiving notices from my message inbox, and then I started a back and forth with BlaH about this actual topic, so arguing about why I left became the reason I kept getting new inbox messages.

I will always love Gaire, but, it's not a place I want or need to spend any time now.

Any other websites out there?

I'm on this and boards....that's it.

I must do a bit of research.
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# 9 : Tuesday 6-4-2021 @ 14:28
 
 
Someone said :

Any other websites out there?

I'm on this and boards....that's it.

I must do a bit of research.

I think there were a few attempts but nothing took hold.
It's like landlines: the incumbents get the historical customers and a few new ones, but new players go for another format/audience.

It's likely that the need to chat is fulfilled in a less communitarian way on other generic platforms.
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