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Necro & Spam post/thread filter

By: kjia | 26-12-2018 15:29

In the Help & Support section of the forum there are quite a lot of new posters reposting their old posts or recreating their old threads because they haven't gotten a reply within 5 - 10 minutes. A filter should be added to stop the flooding of these threads and to prevent these threads going to the top of the list drawing attention away from the other threads where their creators are still patiently waiting for an answer.

Another thing is that some people reply to threads older than a month thus dragging that thread to the top of the list and doing exactly the same thing spamming does.

I think that a filter should be added to stop similar posts/threads being reposted/recreated within a 30 minute span and that threads older than 30 days should be locked automatically and made so that only staff or very high ranked community members can reply to it.

Staff should also get the ability to lock threads when they want to in case they haven't been locked by the system.

I think this idea will clean up most of the Help & Support forum of necro posts and spam posts/threads and most importantly get the newer questions answered more quickly.

Comments

by: stellamobile
on: 12-05-2019 20:19

I agree when an old post is put to the top everyone assumes it's a new post

by: nickyheywood
on: 09-05-2019 15:11

good idea

by: shakira8
on: 03-05-2019 12:23

good idea

by: haseebhejazi
on: 24-04-2019 06:13

Great idea

by: yummywerewolfhunter
on: 16-04-2019 20:15

Supported.

by: glitterykittee
on: 16-04-2019 20:05

Some of the ideas like locking old threads would be handy in other forums too. Supported.

by: klmwong
on: 16-04-2019 19:51

Good idea.

by: sibtahmed
on: 04-04-2019 20:22

Good idea

by: jeremylalou
on: 31-03-2019 19:21

good idea

by: bluemoonbaz
on: 26-03-2019 16:56

You can report any offending posts and the Ed's can remove or amend