After being unable to come to TW yesterday because of the Oops message, I'd like to bring back up a suggestion made by WildWind (I think) in the past.
Putting Coffee Shop in Auto Expire.
The auto expiry system is working perfectly fine for the Artiste forum (though there has been a slight slump in posts made there). There are a relatively few threads in CS that are important enough to be kept eternally (of couse, defining important is another thing, I shall arrive to it shortly), so something like a 100-day expiry (as in Artiste) would work rather fine. Mind you, that is 100 days after the last reply to the thread, not 100 days after the creation of the thread.
Threads that are considered to be good enough to be kept can be marked kept by the moderators (Adam, Ohramona and Tati_wl in the case of CS), and they will be excluded from the expiration. Possibly a comittee could be set up to decide which threads ought to be kept, but people could also simply make a request to the mods and they could use their own judgement.
What do you think?
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