First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

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First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#1 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:04 pm

As discussed in this topic, I have implemented the code to automatically lock all first posts in a topic after 7 days.

A moderator will still be able to unlock or edit a locked post at their discretion.

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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#2 Post by vevy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:29 pm

I honestly still think that this is overcorrecting the problem.

In any case, I'd like to request my topics in CLI forums be unlocked due to their nature... or maybe be that I be made a limited mod to these subforums (editing, pinning, etc).

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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#3 Post by Midas » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:57 am

IMHO, vevy's request sounds reasonable.

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#4 Post by freakazoid » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:50 am

Some forums get around the locked first post problem by creating secondary or tertiary posts with the word "Reserved for future usage" or something like that and then the original poster would edit those posts when they have updates they want to add.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#5 Post by Special » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:12 pm

IMO nuke the forums, replace them with Discord.
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Don't do this.

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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#6 Post by vevy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:56 pm

Midas wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:57 am
IMHO, vevy's request sounds reasonable.
Thanks.
freakazoid wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:50 am
Some forums get around the locked first post problem by creating secondary or tertiary posts with the word "Reserved for future usage" or something like that and then the original poster would edit those posts when they have updates they want to add.
I do that, but sometimes you need to edit rather than correct/append. You can plan ahead and make a simple first post and keep the actual data to the second post, but then you just shifted the problem and you are back to fully-editable "first" posts! (Not that I consider this a significant problem to begin with)
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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#7 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:06 pm

vevy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:29 pm
I honestly still think that this is overcorrecting the problem.

In any case, I'd like to request my topics in CLI forums be unlocked due to their nature... or maybe be that I be made a limited mod to these subforums (editing, pinning, etc).

Thanks
Yup, done. If I have missed out any posts, do let me know.

BTW, it's just the first post that's locked, not the entire topic.

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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#8 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:26 pm

Just noticed that Ding-A-Ling did a copycat and made all his posts single-letter.

Does anyone know his grievances? I am assuming this has got something to do with the new locking function?

Look, I think I am a pretty reasonable person. If you guys don't like certain decisions, let's just have frank communication and we can always sort things out. If enough people are against it, I am always open to a reversal.

The way some members deal with disagreements remind me of a certain ex-girlfriend from long ago. Stone-walling, tantrums, violent reactions. We broke up eventually :D

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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#9 Post by vevy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:10 am

Andrew Lee wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:26 pm
Just noticed that Ding-A-Ling did a copycat and made all his posts single-letter.
Well. It's surprising to be honest. Especially that they are an older user.
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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#10 Post by thepiney » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:23 am

A 5 page thread/topic with 2-1/2 to 3 pages of discussion back and forth with no posts from Ding-A-Ling. If he had issues against it, he should have spoken up.

This community has always appeared very open to discussion so I see no fault on any of your behalves(sp?). I made some suggestions and even if none were followed there was discussion on the topic and a consensus seemed to be reached by the community which is for the best.

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Re: First post of topic auto locked after 7 days

#11 Post by webfork » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:32 pm

thepiney wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:23 am
Andrew Lee wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:26 pm
Does anyone know his grievances? I am assuming this has got something to do with the new locking function?
This community has always appeared very open to discussion so I see no fault on any of your behalves(sp?). I made some suggestions and even if none were followed there was discussion on the topic and a consensus seemed to be reached by the community which is for the best.
Agreed. However, for a number of reasons, I do not think Ding left because of the first post locking issue. I can explain in a PM if anyone is interested, but I don't think it's anything to do with Andrew or the new policy.

Losing Rudy's work was an issue because he came up with a lot of original threads and lots of great testing. Ding was advertising his own software and made some occasional good posts, but wasn't as active. Anyway, I am underway with a gradual cleanup of Rudy's posts (Midas and juverax have been very helpful in that process), I'll add Ding's posts to that list.

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