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    Things that make you go 'hmmm": "Necro'd" threads

    I'm sure many of us have seen this happen:
    1. Thread gets created.
    2. Discussion ensues; members post comments.
    3. Members lose specific interest in the thread topic and or the topic's "current events" pertinence wanes.
    4. Time passes.
    5. A member "rediscovers" the thread and finds the topic pertinent, perhaps because the topic is "timeless" or because some new current events have given it renewed germanity/gravitas.
    6. Thread gets closed on account of a moderator deeming it "necro'd."

    That a long-ago created thread topic was created a long time ago and hasn't for a long time been posted-in seems a lame reason to summarily close the thread.

    It'd be one thing were there a policy whereby all threads, upon receiving no posting activity after a specified period after its last post, were closed. But that's not what happens. What happens is an "old" thread gets posted in and a moderator discovers such and closes it, declaring that s/he did so because the thread was, so-called "necro'd."

    I don't know about you, but that approach to closing threads suggests that the moderator had a vendetta against the member who made the new/recent post or against the OP-er of the thread or perhaps against the topic itself. And I certainly don't understand why mods would close a thread, thereby forcing members to create a new thread that essentially duplicates an existing one, no matter how long ago the existing one was created.


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    The only forum section whereof I've noticed moderators are vigilant about closing threads is the Feedback/Suggestion forum. It appears mods are quick to shut down threads that discuss forum moderation.
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    Re: Things that make you go 'hmmm": "Necro'd" threads

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    Re: Things that make you go 'hmmm": "Necro'd" threads

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