tommy1808
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What happened to the "Voyager 2 is interstellar!" thread?

Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:19 am

Hi Folks,

this thread: viewtopic.php?t=1410549 is only accessible via google, is suddenly locked with a bunch of posts missing, one made by me and the reply made by Tugger.

Any idea about the why and what?

best regards
Thomas
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SQ22
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Re: What happened to the "Voyager 2 is interstellar!" thread?

Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:13 am

Please hava a look at forum rules with respect to posts which have been inactive for more than six months. If you want to post in such a thread please contact moderators before in posting such a thread, if not these posts are considered a thread bump and will be deleted. Accordingly thread will be locked.

This not the best solution like we had in the old forum with an auto-lock after 14 days of inactivity, but six months is quite generous. Of course there are some exceptions like long running production and delivery threads etc.

Feel free to start a new thread anout the topic.
 
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N14AZ
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Re: What happened to the "Voyager 2 is interstellar!" thread?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:42 am

SQ22 wrote:
Accordingly thread will be locked.

But she (the thread) was soooo young, just 11 months. What a cruel death.... ;-)

SQ22 wrote:
Please hava a look at forum rules with respect to posts which have been inactive for more than six months. If you want to post in such a thread please contact moderators before in posting such a thread, if not these posts are considered a thread bump and will be deleted. Accordingly thread will be locked.

I learned about this rule the hard way but now I know and you already helped me twice to post in „jurrasic-threads“.

...

but

... this is the site-related thread and some feedback might be acceptable:
SQ22 wrote:
This not the best solution like we had in the old forum with an auto-lock after 14 days of inactivity.

True, I know from PM‘s with other members that this is quite frustrating, especially for members who don’t know about this rule, invest their time in posting information and when you return to the thread the other day, hoping for some feedback from your fellow a.netters, you find out that all the related posts have been deleted or you even cannot find the entire thread.

Personally, I find it quite handy to use elder threads and to post updates once new information becomes available. Helps to reduce the overall number of threads, kind of environmental protection from too many threads.

Anyhow, that’s just my personal opinion.
 
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Re: What happened to the "Voyager 2 is interstellar!" thread?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:57 am

There is a reason why we have this rule and I think it is quite fair to ask for approval in advance. As long as it is not i.e. a five year old A380 or "Will there be a 757 MAX" thread these request gets approved without any issues. As I said before threads were locked after 14 days of inactivity and I can't remember that someone asked us to unlock a thread.

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