LAndersen
Squid
Squid
70 Posts

Why are all discussions closed?

[Post New]by LAndersen on Nov 17, 14 7:04 AM
I've noticed that in a lot of the forums I visit, almost all discussions/ threads are closed (the padlock).

How come?

Edited on 11/17/2014 at 7:05:27 AM PST


 
Aiwevanya
Guppy
Guppy
144 Posts

Re:Why are all discussions closed?

[Post New]by Aiwevanya on Dec 10, 14 11:57 PM
I think it's probably time related, this game has been out a long time (I'm replaying it, hence being in the forum looking for tips). I suspect that discussions automatically lock after they've been idle a certain length of time. It helps prevent certain types of spam I guess. Unfortunately it also has the effect of turning the forums of older games into obvious graveyards.

 
Yaelle
Pufferfish
Pufferfish
1,317 Posts

Re:Why are all discussions closed?

[Post New]by Yaelle on May 13, 15 7:52 AM
I have been told that its because they lock automatically after having been dormant for a period of time, but that doesn't really hold true IMO because I've seen it happen in the forums of games that are not old at all, or that have somewhat recent posts.

I don't know if they're trying to say its like for if no new topics have been created, or no new replies or what but either way....

Yeah it does bother me, but mostly just when the COMMENTS & REVIEWS and TECH sections are locked. That actually bugs me a lot.

 
 
 
 
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