Maybe not “rights”, but there is nothing wrong with your expressing an opinion. We might reconsider the policy about old posts.
Bob Winter wrote:. . . I have no rights to question a once made decision.
Just about all post are moderated. Few actually need any action.
. . . without any moderation
Sorry if our policies are annoying you.
. . . this sure does kind of annoy me somehow.
We don't have any expiry date; we don't believe that discussions ever become worthless however old they are. Good suggestion about the warning; let's see what everybody else thinks.
. . . tell at which point "old" becomes "too old" . . . add a "warning" or "information" . . . consider to start a new topic instead.
Yes, that is annoying isn't it. It wastes all the time somebody has taken answering the question.
. . . those threads . . . replaced by a "solved" or such . . .
That wasn't me was it?
"Every question should be a topic on its own. Please avoid 'thread hijacking'".
paul wheaton wrote:Just to be clear: waking old threads is encouraged.
Junilu Lacar wrote:
Maybe "resurrection" is a better word than "necromancy," which is gross.
We are omnipotent and omniscient. That translates into ordinary English as, “Able to get everything wrong, and everybody except themselves knows what the error is.”
Bob Winter wrote:. . . do you as a staff have the ability . . .
It is quite likely that many people don't realise they are opening old posts. That is particularly unfortunate if they found the thread on Google and don't know the original poster (=OP) is no longer active and won't give them the advice they desperately want.
When I opened it on my computer I spoted it: "3 years ago" . . .
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