We’ve had a few cases recently where people unearth threads from over a year ago and start replying to them again. I’m not a fan of this. I think most of the time it would be better to start a new topic and link to the old one (if relevant). This will create links in both directions (discourse does that automatically), so people will still be able to follow what’s going on coming from the old thread.
It’s also annoying for the people who originally posted to the thread and now all get notified. I’ve manually closed one thread that I had started myself for this reason, but I’d like to institute some general auto-closing settings, e.g. close threads after a month (or two or three) of inactivity. Does that seem like a good idea?
- yes, autoclose
- no, leave open for all of eternity