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#1734824 - 08/17/11 02:45 AM Making old threads look old?
charleslang Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 2076
It's a perennial problem -- even posters who have been on the forums for a long time continue to make it: not noticing that a thread is old (even ancient).

My suggestion is to make old threads age visually. Maybe the edges could appear with a graphic making them look like old paper (yellowed or weathered . . . )

Or, if that's too tricky, then the date could be in an extra large font or a different, bright color when a thread's last post is over six months old.
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#1735339 - 08/17/11 06:46 PM Re: Making old threads look old? [Re: charleslang]
TonalHarmony Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
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I like the idea very well. thumb I've noticed the same thing happening before.

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#1763658 - 10/02/11 11:25 PM Re: Making old threads look old? [Re: charleslang]
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Maybe make a topic a closed topic automatically after so many months with no posts in it. It could always be reopened by a moderator if needed.
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#1780839 - 10/31/11 10:51 PM Re: Making old threads look old? [Re: charleslang]
Frito Offline
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Registered: 05/09/11
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I guess one might change the font to "old English". But seriously- I never understood what would be wrong with reviving an old thread.

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#1819135 - 01/05/12 02:28 PM Re: Making old threads look old? [Re: charleslang]
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I like the idea but maybe not change the entire thread but make older posts in that thread look older?

I think that this should work gradually, so 2 year old posts should look older than 1 year old posts. So just 1 font would not work.
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