none
Lock old threads RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know this has been requested before, but could we have a lock on threads after some period of inactivity?

    Adding to threads more than a few months old is rarely useful for the asker, and is very annoying for answerers, who may fail to notice that the thread is old.

    Many other forums place a lock on old threads.


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:06 AM

All replies

  • I disagree with this idea. If we want some clarification in that old thread or just say 'Thanks for the solution' lock will prevent doing so. Also, we can not vote in locked threads.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog


    My TechNet articles

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 3:37 PM
    Moderator
  • I disagree with this idea. If we want some clarification in that old thread or just say 'Thanks for the solution' lock will prevent doing so. Also, we can not vote in locked threads.

    The rules could be changed so that you could vote on locked threads.


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:47 PM
  • I still don't like the lock idea.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog


    My TechNet articles

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 8:02 PM
    Moderator