MuseScore forums: close a thread after three month

• Jul 12, 2013 - 20:07
S5 - Suggestion
won't fix

Close a thread in the MuseScore forums after three month so that its not possible anymore to add new comments.


This sounds good to me, provided it is after a 3-month "no activity" period, and this should not affect open/active posts in the issue tracker. It will keep folks (and newbies) from resurrecting old threads. This forces a new thread with up-to-date info and is much easier to navigate.

*Every once in a while* it may actually make sense to resurrect old threads. But I'd say 95% of these cases should not have happened. Maybe six months rather than three. People can always include links to old threads they think might be relevant.

Main legitimate use case I can think of is to update an old thread describing a report with a post saying the problem has been fixed. Special privileges could exist for that.

Status active won't fix
Regression No
Workaround No

How realistic is it that there will be a special privilege user who can reply on an old thread? Who would manage that? I would

a) not expiring old threads
b) if resurrecting an old thread in a particular case is not considered appropriate, politely (like we always do) ask the poster to start a new thread.

(feel free to change the status if you disagree with me)