On Replies to Old Timelines

Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by kernals12, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. kernals12 Well-Known Member

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    I know this site has a strict policy against replying to timelines that have been inactive for more than 1 year. I would like to know why they still make it possible complete with that checkbox. Do they just want to see who is willing to follow the rules? Why not just close out old threads to new comments?
     
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  2. Jasen777 AOC Twitter Repost Bot Donor

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    Well for one reason, because some timelines and stories are continued after long breaks, which is quite permissible.
     
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  3. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Because the OP can restart it at any time.
     
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  4. Leon Trotsky Well-Known Member

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    Or continue it for that matter, as "restart" implies a complete reboot of the timeline and a continuation from it's very beginning. Not all timelines that are on hiatus have to be rebooted.
     
  5. kernals12 Well-Known Member

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    So why not just lock out comments from anyone who isn't the original author?
     
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  6. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Not sure the software allows for it.
     
  7. Donald Reaver Still alive Donor

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    It would help if it could, worth seeing if it could be done.
     
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  8. Lalli Well-Known Member

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    I don't see that being needed. People just should know rules. And there is too warning boxes. People can own too several daneorous but useful stuff. Should these too prohibit because someone might misuse them?
     
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