"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Babybearjs, September 29, 2017, 08:28:39 PM
Quote from: AL_as_needed on September 29, 2017, 08:41:18 PMCan you just post a new reply on that thread to bump it back up? Or are they locked after a such a period of time?
Quote from: TelePlay on September 29, 2017, 08:57:27 PM1) Yes, as long as the reply continues the topic point, doesn't go off topic and2) No, old topics are never locked for that reason.If a reply is tangent to the topic, does not continue the topic point, a new topic should be started for the new point/problem/question.
Quote from: Babybearjs on September 29, 2017, 10:22:23 PMOK, then the forum needs to set a 90 day period that deletes the posting completely to make room for new posts.
Quote from: Babybearjs on September 29, 2017, 10:22:23 PMI was trying to bring up an old post to update the subject, but it seems it didn't work.
Quote from: Babybearjs on September 30, 2017, 01:28:48 AMthis is true.....but there must be someway of clearing up more HD space....
Quote from: Babybearjs on September 30, 2017, 01:28:48 AMthis is true.....but there must be someway of clearing up more HD space.... and maybe the forum needs to design a way to archive old postings in its own place. like making a folder for "Legacy Postings" and putting all the old posting in that....
Quote from: andy1702 on November 08, 2017, 02:38:28 PMThere's no problem with old topics. They do indeed contain some useful information as has already been pointed out. The problem is there are so many sub-categories and then topics in each one that the precious information can never be found, especially after some time has lapsed sonce the topic was active. I suggest a forum is the wrong place to keep useful archival information (eg wiring diagrams or restoration techniques etc) and they would be better suited to a stand-alone website. Forum softtware and design is more geared towards day to day chat, which is why many forums delete topics after a few weeks or months.If I find anything useful in the forum I download that section to my computer. I never even attempt to go back and look for things these days because they are so difficult to find.