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disable commenting on old posts (7 posts)

  1. rayne
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'd like to see an option in the discussion settings, for x days, where when a post is x days old, comments are no longer allowed.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Agreed but maybe something like :
    Days 1-30 : normal setting
    Days 31-60: moderated automatically
    Days 60+: closed or moderated auto again at owners discretion

  3. rayne
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That works for me. :)

  4. nsxpower
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Excellent idea.

  5. mpt
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This has often been asked for before (examples: 1, 2, 3), but Matt thinks it is a silly idea (partly because his own site has occasionally had highly informative comments added to very old posts.) Perhaps he'll change his mind once his site has been running for 20 or 30 years (or perhaps by then we'll have mechanisms to better simulate real-world conversation, so replying to an old utterance is more "difficult" than replying to a new one).
    Meanwhile, GamerZ has produced a hack for what you want, and so has davidhouse.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "or perhaps by then we'll have mechanisms to better simulate real-world conversation, so replying to an old utterance is more "difficult" than replying to a new one"
    My wife *never* has a problem doing this :)

  7. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you check the WPHacks section of the wiki, there's a hack that will auto close old postings. I'm sure it can be modified to do what you've suggested.
    TG

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