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  • time lapsed thread locking?

    first, I tried several searches - none of which yielded an answer even close to what I was looking for...

    OK;

    I was wondering if there is a setting somewhere (that maybe I missed) which would essentially create a "time out" for any given thread being active...
    Essentially this setting that I'd like to have/find is that after the thread sits unreplied to for 'X' amount of time, it would 'close' it.

    FYI: I'm running version: 3.8.3

    The deal is we are having a reoccurring problem of several year old threads being posted in by members who are searching, and not paying attention to the "last post date".
    I/we want to keep the old threads, because for one, we have ample server space, and alot of the old threads are actually useful (an automotive related forum).

    The closest I found was an option under 'threads & posts'/prune/last post date...
    but I'm pretty sure this isn't what I am wanting...

    If someone could help me out, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks for reading!

  • #2
    A simpler solution is to create a plugin which restricts posting to a thread which is older then X amount of time.

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    • #3
      does something like this exist?

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      • #4
        If it does it would be over at www.vbulletin.org.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by unruhjon View Post
          does something like this exist?
          I had one for a while but ended up deleting it. Restricting members from posting on such a large scale isn't a very good idea. Sometimes you will want an update to an old thread.

          I found that the few times a year an old thread is revived and I would rather a new thread be created, I move the new posts to a new thread.

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