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User Info: Slayer

Slayer
4 days ago#1
So you know when it'll archive. Instead of doing the math and checking the boards active messages posted then checking the archived rate list to compare.

Maybe add a little archive time date in the OP message timestamps.

If you're using the "exact" message timestamp it should look like this ~ Slayer 1/12/2018 11:41:46 PM #1

What I'm thinking is adding the archive date to the OP message timestamp so it'll look something like this ~ Slayer 1/12/2018 11:41:46 PM Archive Date 1/20/2018 7:00 AM #1

And with each new post in the topic the archive date will change. I think it'll be helpful and keep good topics alive. Let me know what you think!

User Info: Rhodechill

Rhodechill
4 days ago#2
agreed
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User Info: Happy1912

Happy1912
4 days ago#3
*anti-sign*

The reason I say this is because I honestly don’t think it’ll work. We already have a limited characters to work with on tags and such add in the two time stamps plus any tagging on it doesn’t look like it’ll work.

I’m not a computer code person but I think it’ll make more problems in the coding if you added the two time stamps.

Also another reason would be more bumping of said topics. Just to get them to 500. I just think this would be a bad idea.
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User Info: Unown_201

Unown_201
3 days ago#4
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It would be useful to know some times. Not sure it should be in the opening post. Would not be visible once a topic goes over one page. Maybe just have it at the top/bottom of each page? Maybe next to the Post New Mesage button.
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User Info: Slayer

Slayer
3 days ago#5
Yeah. That'll also work^

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wellington
3 days ago#6
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User Info: gmo7897

gmo7897
3 days ago#7
What benefit would this be to the site as a whole? You state it’s so there’s a better idea of when a topic will close to keep them alive, but why would this be important? Once a topic has served its purpose, there’s no reason to “keep it alive”, and this site isn’t going to add functionality just for the sake of helping topic bumpers bump dead topics.

So, again, what benefit would this be to the site as a whole?
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User Info: Slayer

Slayer
3 days ago#8
It brings life back to the topic. New users will see the topic and post in it. If I can bring back my archived topics on my community board people will still post there because they don't feel like making the same topic again. Archived topics kills activity.

User Info: SNS

SNS
3 days ago#9
gmo7897 posted...
What benefit would this be to the site as a whole? You state it’s so there’s a better idea of when a topic will close to keep them alive, but why would this be important? Once a topic has served its purpose, there’s no reason to “keep it alive”, and this site isn’t going to add functionality just for the sake of helping topic bumpers bump dead topics.

So, again, what benefit would this be to the site as a whole?


I'll give an example. In the Cartoons and Animation board, there have been times when the discussion topic has archived before the show returns on the air and we like to keep the discussions organized instead of making a topic each time. We even number these topics and having them close before 500 disrupts this organization.

And no, it's not like it's just a bunch of people saying "bump" or some such. When someone brings back the topic, often with content relevant to the topic, this results in much more commentary from different users. So I agree with anything that makes it easier to prevent the premature end of these topics.

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User Info: Unown_201

Unown_201
2 days ago#10
gmo7897 posted...
What benefit would this be to the site as a whole? You state it’s so there’s a better idea of when a topic will close to keep them alive, but why would this be important? Once a topic has served its purpose, there’s no reason to “keep it alive”, and this site isn’t going to add functionality just for the sake of helping topic bumpers bump dead topics.

So, again, what benefit would this be to the site as a whole?


Many boards have long lasting topics that may not recieve posts for a while but are still active and have life in them.

Even active boards like Pokemon Ultra Sun has ongoing topics like this. For example

https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/210930-pokemon-ultra-sun/76072296

This is the 3rd topic following on as each reached 500 posts, and has actually existed since before the games released and the original topic was on the Sun board.

See https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/187276-pokemon-sun/75907319

Its a topic people who are hunting shinies in can post progress, but as they are so rare its time consuming to find them so it can be a while before people have anything else to add. On such a fast moving board its surprising it has lasted as long as it has.

But the topic is very much still useful, I haven't posted in it in a while because I haven't had time to hunt shinies recently, but still plan to when I can.

If there was a reminder that the topic was going to archive anyone following it can keep it alive.
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