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I think all posts should be preserved forever in their respective categories and searchable. 14 46.67%
I don't mind if older posts are deleted as long as they are a year old or more. 1 3.33%
I don't mind if older posts are deleted but they should be very old and irrelevant. 5 16.67%
I would not want to see them deleted but moved to an archive area where nobody could reply. 10 33.33%
I would not want to see them deleted but moved to an archive area where nobody could reply/search. 0 0%
I say delete the older promotion, similar to ebay and craigslist, it serves no purpose. 5 16.67%
I say archive the older promotion with posts. 2 6.67%
All older content is useless and makes a forum look dated. 0 0%
I don't care. 2 6.67%
I say whatever works to keep information fresh, relevant, and the community thriving. 5 16.67%
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Old posts - Poll

This is simply out of my own curiosity so do not think this means a decision will be made, I am just curious about the value of older posts... I understand sentimental value but also there can be bloat and irrelevance.

Keep in mind, a lot of members leave, a lot of links become dead, and a lot of tech info becomes irrelevant. Plus the older promotion.

With that in mind please vote! Multiple choice. Just wondering how many people care about older stuff. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:17 PM   #2
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This is an interesting question.

I'd see two sides to this. One would be user experience. It's a little annoying (but not too much) when I see the older stuff appear again in the new feed when randoms reply to 5+ year old threads.

Bloat may slow down the system?

Removing older posts may reduce google search people coming back.
It may also remove relevant posts where people can search for answers - do people actually use the search button before asking the same question for the 50th time?
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It is actually very beneficial to SEO (search engine optimization/indexing) but I left that out of the equation simply because I want to hear about the user experience. But you are correct.

I feel like an archive is a pretty good idea. And it could be automated to archive it, not based on the age of the first post, but instead, the age of the last reply. Letting older threads live if they are popular. So a thread from 2008 with a reply from last week could still live. But if a year lapses, archive it with search engine accessibility. Etc.
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I think archive is a great idea. But I'm fine with whatever makes the site work best.
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The irrelevance can be an issue preventing new members from joining
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As I was trying to say, it's a little annoying when old threads get replied to, but it's easy enough to ignore those. If it a good idea to fix what isn't broke? If the site is working fine with the old threads in place...
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Every once in a while you'll see someone get confused and think an old thread that was bumped is new. they'll spend their time typing out a thoughtful reply to someone that hasn't been on the site in over a year.

I think it makes sense to close old threads to prevent necro posting.
If someone wants to bump an old thread with something relevant they can make a new post and provide a link to the old one..

Then again there are some threads that should be allowed to remain cohesive.. like if harvey weinstein gets prison time or something i'd like to add that to my thread following his events.
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I think it makes sense to close old threads to prevent necro posting.
If someone wants to bump an old thread with something relevant they can make a new post and provide a link to the old one.
I think this makes the most sense.
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Thanks for all the input!
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Pretty much a tie between keeping them as-is, and archiving them. Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:55 AM   #13
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I've made several choices, and I don't care, but I would suggest deleting them. For one, if we know we're throwing out the old and useless information, we can put ourselves in a new frame of mind, so as to get a fresh outlook on the topics. Anyone who wants to save old threads can preserve them on their PC, and anyone who wants to save the information can jot down notes on the information presented in the discussions.

That said, in my work, some people have serious issues with hoarding documents, which can be bad for their residence, which is why I always shred my old documents - boxes of them - because I don't want clutter.
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