This Topic is Quite Old


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    I am nearly 66, which is quite old, but not yet old enough to be classed as old in this day and age when life expectancy is about 80.

    The forum notifies users that a topic is quite old after just one month. Since the release cycle of Vivaldi is currently about 3-6 months, I think the limit for forum topics should be increased to six months before they are regarded as quite old.

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    The 1-month-limit is too short.
    That message will force users to create a new thread which have to be rejoined with the original ones afterwards.



  • This is also annoying when I want to reply to one of my own posts, with updated information for example.

    The design is weighted such that I am guided towards clicking the "create new topic" button, even though I know I shouldn't do that, so I have to catch myself every time.


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    Note too, that the time limit is About a month from the last reply to the thread, not its start date.

    A four-year-old thread that was bumped yesterday or last week does not show the warning.


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    I never payed attention to the text above, clicking on Reply to this topic anyway and it's done.

    @gwen-dragon said in This Topic is Quite Old:

    The 1-month-limit is too short.

    The box seems to be encouraging people to start new thread. What about pinging our manager, Lilo?



  • It happened to me in some threads to want to respond, but anyway, even if this poster comes out, you can ignore and post without problems in this thread.
    But yes, a month is quite a short time, since there may be interesting topics and discussions for a new user that enters after the expiration of the thread ..
    In the other forums that I know, do not exempt such a narrow limit. By far the post is closed if the issue has been completed, or those that are years old and obsolete are deleted by hand.


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    @lamarca said in This Topic is Quite Old:

    What about pinging our manager, Lilo?

    I will do it.
    I pinged @jane-n in chat to contact our webdev.


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    @catweazle Speaking of obsolete, Portuguese forum has a new sub category to store outdated topics. Currently relevant posts are side by side with useless ones.



  • @lamarca said in This Topic is Quite Old:

    @catweazle Speaking of obsolete, Portuguese forum has a new sub category to store outdated topics. Currently relevant posts are side by side with useless ones.

    I see the reason for setting a time limit to save space in the base, but we must distinguish between issues that do not lose their validity, such as certain general questions about Vivaldi or Off-topics, where a time limit does not make much sense. , and issues where Vivaldi 1.1 issues are discussed, which can be closed or even deleted without problems.


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    Disk space.That's a valid and good point, our usernames needs some.
    All the resolved topics are on the main forum, as long as they don't expire or become obsolete
    The old stables topics are pinned on the new sub category
    called Acervo.

    @catweazle said in This Topic is Quite Old:

    where a time limit does not make much sense. , and issues where Vivaldi 1.1 issues are discussed,

    Currently those dumps are moved, the allocated space remains the same

    @catweazle said in This Topic is Quite Old:

    which can be closed or even deleted without problems

    Both still keeping using disk space, the only way to release disk space is purging.
    purge saves spaces



  • I don't think you want to be purging anything (unless it is content that violates the rules, of course). Discussions should be archived for historical purposes.

    Perhaps in the long run, these discussions might never be read again, but on principle it seems to me to be the right thing to do.


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    @lonm Any post that breaks the rules is just deleted, not purged. It's the Forum policy.
    We have to careful. The history is based on the winner point of view. If you don't mind, let's go back to technical stuffs
    My work consists in controlling and protecting resources and that includes your coding.



  • @pesala said in This Topic is Quite Old:

    I am nearly 66, which is quite old, but not yet old enough to be classed as old in this day and age when life expectancy is about 80.

    I totally agree with these sentiments. I participate in several other technical forums where they keep threads open permanently. It never caused me any problem, and I dont understand the contemporary obsession with closing threads automatically. Splitting up topics just frustrates discussion by preventing subscribers from being notified about related posts.


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    With the recent forum update the limit has been extended to one year. Perhaps that will be changed again later. Six months seems more reasonable.


 

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