Occasionally an old thread will rear its head on the front page of the General Discussion forum.
Is it possible to have the month/year of the original post visible on the header, or even a pop up to who ever replies to it, saying something along the lines of "this thread is 16 months old, are you sure you want to post"
Sometimes there will be a very good reason to resurrect a thread, but often not.
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@kenralph the previous version of the site did should the OP's posting date IIRC, so you could then quickly check the age of a thread. However giffgaff have not been able or have decided against, showing the original posting date in the new version of the site.
I like the idea of warning the poster that a thread is old but at what age do you start warning them? One month, 6 months...?
In the fast paced forum of GD possibly 2 months, it'll just be a warning, not an outright refusal..along the lines of
This post is 4 weeks old, is inviting relevant.
The reply could well be yes it is, and the new post can still be uploaded.
And if a 'New post' should appear with the irrelevant header that many are fond of using such as
"I never knew this would work"
And once it's clicked it becomes semi apparent that it's a post from 2005 I believe people should be aware before the click.
Who knows..I might resurrect this in 2020!
Hello it happens on all parts of forum ,
i have been responsible couple times when I was new ,just not reading
date so it drags it back to top page ,
when you search it drags up old threads and mistakes are made by replying
I suppose it’s a big job to lock these old threads