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henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
I have suggested before locking threads when there has been no activity for a substantial period. That suggestion didn’t fly but - no pun intended - the more than a decade old thread on Iberia cancelling flights to Santiago was resurrected today. It’s not unusual.

Could Ivar consider as part of ongoing development making it much more obvious when a thread has not had a post for more than a year?

I know the date of the last post is shown, but it’s clearly not sufficiently obvious.
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Very good idea.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I am the one who accidently resurrected the old Iberia thread. I knew there was a thread from a couple of weeks ago about canceling flights due to the virus and I'd recalled Iberia being referred to, but couldn't remember the thread title so did a search. Unfortunately "Iberia" popped up so I quickly clicked on it thinking it was the same one I was remembering...but didn't notice in time that it was tagged as "older threads on this subject"...oops.
 
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Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
I have suggested before locking threads when there has been no activity for a substantial period. That suggestion didn’t fly but - no pun intended - the more than a decade old thread on Iberia cancelling flights to Santiago was resurrected today. It’s not unusual.

Could Ivar consider as part of ongoing development making it much more obvious when a thread has not had a post for more than a year?

I know the date of the last post is shown, but it’s clearly not sufficiently obvious.
I seem to recall that subscribers are deleted if they aren't active for a period of time. I was dropped once.
 

WGroleau

Wandering Weirdo
Camino(s) past & future
2015 & 2016 (partial)
Good idea. I do not believe in locking old threads. A place like this is not just a forum. …
In other forums, "locking" refers to not allowing added comments. That might be appropriate here for some threads, but since not all, the warning idea is better. Or a compromise would be a lock that the user can override by responding to "Locked because ___ months old—are you sure you want to reply?"
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
I don't think locking threads is the way to go... but I like the little message that inform you that it has been x number of days since the last post this this thread... I just realised that there is a plugin that I can use to make this happen, but I can only install this from the office in Santiago, so I would have to wait until I get back there.

What do we think should be the limit? If the last post in a thread is 180 days (or more ago) then we put up the message?
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I don't think locking threads is the way to go... but I like the little message that inform you that it has been x number of days since the last post this this thread... I just realised that there is a plugin that I can use to make this happen, but I can only install this from the office in Santiago, so I would have to wait until I get back there.

What do we think should be the limit? If the last post in a thread is 180 days (or more ago) then we put up the message?
I think that 180 days would be a good limit.
 

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