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Thread: Closing old threads

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Closing old threads

    If closing old threads is to save storage space then it is my belief that old threads should be deleted instead of simply closed. Just because a thread is "old" dosn't mean it's not relevant to a current problem. Old threads show up in Google results all the time, many of them still unsolved. Closing them prohibits updating possibly old, erroneous, or missing information, diminishing their value. If they were deleted instead of closed it would solve the storage space problem and possibly open a fresh new thread which can be updated. Of course the best solution would be to only close "Solved" threads and leave all others open.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2012

    Re: Closing old threads

    No, it is to prevent further spam or irrelevant posts that pertain to newer versions of Ubuntu.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
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    Re: Closing old threads

    If the original poster has abandoned a thread, posting new advice probably will not help.
    "I have the same problem" posts should start a new thread and link to the old one.
    Threads are occasionally archived, but the Community expressed a desire to keep - rather than delete- archives.
    Last edited by Iowan; April 28th, 2013 at 10:34 PM.
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