Option to "lock" or "close" threads, but keep them for reference

Woman China Woman China
I came across this thread asking for help picking their first glass toy.

The original date was 11/23/2010, she bought the toy and talked about a review on 01/23/2011. The thread went quiet for a while, until March 11, 2012 where members began posting comments once again.

My thought is, do you think that threads that poll members on which toy to buy can have the option of being closed down but still in the Forums for reference?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes
15  (75%)
No
Other
1  (5%)
Interesting idea, but there is a reasons they are left open
4  (20%)
Total votes: 20
Poll is closed
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Rossie Rossie
Definitely YES! It really annoys me when that type of thread pops up months or even a year later, people just don't bother to read the entire thread and just click on one of the choices and add their own comments, and that happens ALL THE TIME!
03/13/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
That would be nice. I see this to and usually make the comment that this is an old thread, but I'd like to know what you chose if you chose one.
03/13/2012
Woman China Woman China
Quote:
Originally posted by unfulfilled
That would be nice. I see this to and usually make the comment that this is an old thread, but I'd like to know what you chose if you chose one.
I agree with you!!! I love to hear what a person ended up buying and why they choose that one. Not the "well you can read my review". A brief you know, little ditty why you picked it. Tease! Tease me! Make me want to click on that link.
03/13/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Good idea
03/13/2012
Ansley Ansley
Locking polls or creating close dates is an option, but it's relatively new and those threads were probably started by people who abandoned their accounts so they aren't aware of it. But, it's definitely possible for users to put a closing date on the polls, it's at the bottom of the screen when you're creating the poll itself.
03/13/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
We can put closing dates on polls, but not regular threads. Yesterday, somebody dragged up an thread about "which product should I buy to help stretch my hymen, because I'm a virgin" from 2008!!!! I hope, for the long gone OP's sake, her hymen problem, as well as her virginity is long gone.

Not like the thread, still hanging around.

Who digs up these ancient threads, anyway?
03/13/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
After being on the forums for just over 2 years or so, they don't bug me as much as they used to. I'd think nine time out of ten the person didn't even noticed the date on the posts.
03/13/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
I agree with you!!! I love to hear what a person ended up buying and why they choose that one. Not the "well you can read my review". A brief you know, little ditty why you picked it. Tease! Tease me! Make me want to click on that link.
I know exactly what post you are commenting on it because I saw your comment on it when they mentioned they chose x one. However, there's others after you that didnt read that at all and keep saying what they'd choose. Oh well!
03/13/2012
Badass Badass
i don't pay much attention to the dates, so this would be helpful..
03/13/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
We can put closing dates on polls, but not regular threads. Yesterday, somebody dragged up an thread about "which product should I buy to help stretch my hymen, because I'm a virgin" from 2008!!!! I hope, for the long gone OP's ... More
I also always wonder how the threads from years ago get dug up. Is someone that bored to have read through the entire forum??
03/13/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
I also always wonder how the threads from years ago get dug up. Is someone that bored to have read through the entire forum??
Ahem, didn't you once say you read through the backend of the forum for kicks? *giggle* I'm just messing with you.

I think it happens when people are looking for something specific, whether it's information on a hot topic or information on a toy and they comment without looking at the dates. But, the reality of it is that they're probably new and just don't have a firm grasp on how the forum works here versus elsewhere in the world wide web.
03/13/2012
underHim underHim
I have read and commented on some old threads and still get responses on them. If they are still usable people still write on them.
03/13/2012
tinadice tinadice
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
I came across this thread asking for help picking their first glass toy.

The original date was 11/23/2010, she bought the toy and talked about a review on 01/23/2011. The thread went quiet for a while, until March 11, 2012 where members began ... More
Definitely YES
03/13/2012
Positwist Positwist
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
We can put closing dates on polls, but not regular threads. Yesterday, somebody dragged up an thread about "which product should I buy to help stretch my hymen, because I'm a virgin" from 2008!!!! I hope, for the long gone OP's ... More
I kind of hated seeing these old threads revived at first. It made me think folks aren't reading them before they post (which is probably true in some cases).

Now that I've gotten used to it, though, I kind of like it. These old threads sometimes have interesting stuff I'd never think to look up, so they bring new (old) stuff to my attention.
03/13/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
I came across this thread asking for help picking their first glass toy.

The original date was 11/23/2010, she bought the toy and talked about a review on 01/23/2011. The thread went quiet for a while, until March 11, 2012 where members began ... More
I agree with the first commenter on this one. I'll go to answer something that maybe someone asked advice on something from like four months ago. After I post to it, I realize it was a really old thread and then bam! I look ridiculous LOL.
03/20/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
Sure, it'd be a cool option.
03/20/2012
SparklyGlitter SparklyGlitter
I voted other becuase the way the system is set up now, we have the option to leave polls open or set a closing date
03/20/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
That would be good. i see way to many of these old posts from months ago.
03/20/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I think it would be a very useful option to have so I'd be all for it. Some threads are time sensitive and don't need to be bumped consistently.
04/14/2012
Total posts: 20
Unique posters: 17