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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.

    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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