Someone new reopened (Map update 2018.20 ready to download) an old thread which has no more relevance now.
Can the powers to be not delete such a thread?
I can see certain threads having information still usable even if they are now a bit older.
I agree, but in this case the first 2019 poster was asking if he could still get this version instead of the current map version.
But the thread is now locked. He should have started a new topic, but no one answered his question anyway.
...I can see certain threads having information still usable even if they are now a bit older.
I agree with you. The great degree of verbosity of our members has created many long threads. Most of the older ones could be deleted.
On the other hand, some old threads contain information that is available nowhere else. In answering members' questions I have done many Google searches of this site and came up with threads that should be archived.
Who would decide? One person's trash is another's treasure!
I can see locking an old dormant thread from further posts but not deleting it. Many current threads have posts with links back to these gems of information. After all, along with POIs, information is what this site is all about.
It's all relevant when you don't know what you want to know, ya' know.
This would get my vote.
AYE! .........makes sense!
I noticed that as well and was going to comment as much to those asking if the person knew it was an old thread, but it was already locked.
I'll join in.
While the idea has merit when is a thread old?
Unless you could program any thread with the last post date XX/XX/XXXX be locked then someone would have to manual do it good luck keeping up with that.
My 2 cents...
I can see times when this would be nice but also fear the occasional loss of a thread that contains useful info.
Also, the initial job and to some extent, the ongoing maintenance, would take a significant effort and time commitment so I'd hate to see this assigned to TPTB. Maybe it'd be OK for a thread to be deleted by the OP if desired but I still fear the occasional loss of a thread with still-useful info.
Have a great week, everyone.
It should be expected that a website that's this specialized, over 12 years old and continues to be "free" will have some loose ends.
If it comes up and someone politely comments that the thread is old I'm happy to close it. As others have mentioned sometimes it's helpful to still have old threads open.
Thanks for understanding.
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