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Old 01-07-2013, 07:31 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Jellby View Post
I would prefer to replace the "Quick Reply" box (and "New Reply" button) with a warning, only by clicking away the warning (and hopefully reading it) should it be possible to write a reply.
This seems like a nice alternative if easily workable.

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Originally Posted by GeoffC View Post
Most of the 'new posts' into old threads come from folk noticing the "Similar Threads" links at the foot of the page...Perhaps these ought to be limited.

I do agree, though, that something be done - as long as it's a simple issue to address, it's hardly life-threatening and sometimes interesting to re-read some discussions....
Excellent observation. If "Similar Threads" can be limited to relatively recent posts it may help the situation.

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Originally Posted by orlok View Post
I honestly don't see why it matters if an old thread is resurrected. There is still likely to be stuff in there that is relevant to someone, and if it diverts your attention for a moment when that someone posts to it and you aren't interested, the browser back-arrow is only a click away.
In the Calibre forum Old Threads rarely have any relevant information. Calibre updates its features and fixes program bugs about once a week. An Old thread is frequently 26 to 100+ versions behind the current version and most items simply do not apply any more.

When someone resurrects an old thread it pops up to the top of the forum and well meaning folks waste their time helping (often with detailed time consuming explanations) an Original poster that had his/her post answered a year ago. It can be very annoying to those that have been active in calibre's forums for 6 months to a year and a half. After that time frame you rarely get caught answering an original poster because you are often subscribed to the threads and you pick them up with the offending necropost and not at the beginning of the thread.

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