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mortyb
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p.1 #1 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


For instance, the Fuji X100 Images Thread is now archived and locked. Last post was november 2012.

Why? What's the point?



Dec 11, 2012 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #2 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Mortyb,

hmmm, good question. Since my pictures are the last ones posted, perhaps it has something to do with how pornographic they are :lol: Seriously, it beats me why the thread got locked. I just PM'd Fred to ask him why.



Dec 11, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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p.1 #3 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


No doubt your shots are over the top.

This has happened to a few other threads too, for instance the Kodak SLR Image Thread. It's pointless (from a user's persective) and a hassle to have several threads with the same topic/content.



Dec 11, 2012 at 08:03 PM
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p.1 #4 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Perhaps 50 page show and tell threads are consider inappropriate in a hardware forum. They may be more appropriate in the presentation forums. It could also be that multi-page threads begin to affect the forum's performance at some point. I'm just speculating.

I would suggest, though, that if you want to know the correct answer, you should ask Fred.



Dec 11, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #5 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


PM'd Fred, Dan. Haven't heard back. You may be right, however, that it may be that it's a hardware forum and not a presentation forum, although Curtis Grindahl's MF sub-board is clearly hardware based: only Nikon MF lenses and only on Nikon cameras. I'll post back when Fred responds. Sure does seem strange

Edit: although on further scrutiny the thread itself is listed as a "Fuji X100 Images Thread" Strange indeed



Dec 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #6 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Mortyb,

got a response from Fred in which he said that the thread was automatically archived


"Hi Anthony,
This is an archived thread. When a inactive and older threads get automatically archived. (See year 2011 next to the subject line)
Best,
Fred"

I asked for a clarification of that, and haven't yet heard back



Dec 12, 2012 at 01:51 AM
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p.1 #7 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


It makes sense to me. If too many zombie threads were allowed, the main database would be

EBH



Dec 12, 2012 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #8 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


EB-1 wrote:
... If too many zombie threads were allowed, the main database would be
...

...zombiefied?



Dec 12, 2012 at 02:02 AM
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p.1 #9 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Anthony, thanks for the update. But the thread was only a month old, it wasn't 2011 at all. I've seen threads that have been dead for 6+ monhts, and suddenly someone posts in it.


Dec 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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p.1 #10 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


I heard back from Fred on my second PM. He indeed says that:

"Yes! If a thread is inactive for more than 3 months and the year changes, it gets archived.
Fred"

I have not PM'd him back about the obvious glitch in the system, since my post, the last one, was in November 2012.




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p.1 #11 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


anthonysemone wrote:
I heard back from Fred on my second PM. He indeed says that:

"Yes! If a thread is inactive for more than 3 months and the year changes, it gets archived.
Fred"

I have not PM'd him back about the obvious glitch in the system, since my post, the last one, was in November 2012.



Do you have to post all our private PMs here?
It goes by the thread origination date which was May 08, 2011 at 03:00 AM.
Best,
Fred



Dec 12, 2012 at 04:19 PM
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p.1 #12 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Fred , I apologize. Won't happen again.


Dec 12, 2012 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


the Fuji X100 Images Thread can be found in the 2011 Archives.


Dec 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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p.1 #14 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Still a glitch though... Sometimes something "smart" becomes... not so smart...


Dec 13, 2012 at 01:09 AM
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p.1 #15 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


yeah, I don't understand it at all, even with Fred's explanation. If the thread started May 08, 2011, and the last post was on or about Nov 9, 2012 (just a bit over a month ago), I don't see how it could be that it has been inactive for more than 3 months, but then I'm probably missing the obvious, whatever it is

Oh well, it is what it is. I reckon there's no reason another Fuji X100 Images Thread can't be started.




Dec 13, 2012 at 01:22 AM
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p.1 #16 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Of course, but then you'll have 100 threads with basically the same content. "Hey guys, took my SLR/c out for the first time in 4 months, sorry I have to create another "Kodak SLR Images Thread" instead of posting in the original, long and AWESOME Kodak thread, but I guess 15 different threads with a few Kodak Images in each is really nice for the usability!"




Dec 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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p.1 #17 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


hehe, looks like you and I are the only one's complaining about it FWIW, you might want also to contact Fred directly to register your dislike.


Dec 13, 2012 at 01:05 PM
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p.1 #18 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


Hehe, honestly I don't give a crap, and I'm sure there are some hardware reasons for this solution, but from my pov, it's stupid. At least the thread should stay active for 6 months or a year before it got archived and locked.


Dec 13, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #19 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


mortyb wrote:
Hehe, honestly I don't give a crap, and I'm sure there are some hardware reasons for this solution, but from my pov, it's stupid. At least the thread should stay active for 6 months or a year before it got archived and locked.


If you "don't give a crap", why are you posting this here?

As FM members already know, I'm always improving the code mostly based on feedback and requests posted here. If you would like to contribute with constructive feedback in a respectful manner, I'm all ears.



Dec 13, 2012 at 05:25 PM
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p.1 #20 · Why are active threads suddenly archived and locked?


There are reasons for archiving threads. We have over a million threads and without the archiving code, the entire site would slowdown considerably.
I was wrong about the "3-months" given to Anthony. This was written many years ago and I had forgotten the exact numbers.
I did a little researching and saw that the archiving code works like this:

[when topic creation is older than $given_archive_age and the newest message is older than 10 days]

So, if the "originated" post is older than the $given_archive_age AND the thread is not replied for 10 days after all this time, it gets archived.



Dec 13, 2012 at 05:33 PM
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