We’ve had a few instances of spammers dredging up old topics from the depths of yesteryear to comment on, in part because community-initiated topics NEVER close of their own accord. In addition, I shudder at the thought of a troublemaker “necroposting” by replying to years-old topics and creating a mod and community mess in the process.
To help combat this mode of attack, we’ll be changing topic ageing as follows: All non-boing topics will automatically close after 30 days of inactivity. What this means is, you can go right on discussing topics to your heart’s content, however when there hasn’t been a reply for more than 30 days, the topic will close.This change will also retroactively close any topics without replies in the last 30 days.
I expect this to affect nearly no-one, but in the event there was some old topic you wanted to continue, simply start a new topic from the last comment of the closed thread. Easy peasy.
Thanks - feel free to use the rest of this topic to send me totalitarian unchecked power gifs or something.