Forum Posts locked for inactivity .. how does it work?

#1 - Feb. 19, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
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I know that, in theory, if a forum post is not replied to within around a month, it gets locked for inactivity … but this confuses me.

I’ve looked at our realm forums and active threads are still active, and a bunch have been locked because they haven’t been replied to … HOWEVER, there are also a bunch of threads where the last reply was in October/November last year … and they’re still unlocked.

I’m wondering if they were ones that were copied over from the old forums, and have retained the “rules” from the old forums? Because I also notice that some of them have the same character replying to their own posts (which we can’t do anymore).

It would be nice, by the way, if there was a slightly different “ruleset” applied to the realm/recruitment posts. By their very nature they get less conversation on them, and often the same person (for example a recruitment officer) would want to reply to keep it up to date and live.

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#7 - Feb. 19, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
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Yeah it’s a glitch with imported threads from the old forum that they didn’t inherit the flagging of the new forums. As the old threads are relatively small in number, we’ve mostly just been closing them as they’ve been necro’ed.

Having had a look at the forum settings, at least what I have access to, it seems the “anti-bumping” feature is a setting that applies to the forum as a whole, rather than individual sections. I’ll forward that on as it does indeed make sense for the Realm sections to be more lenient in that regard.