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    I think that the owners and operators of SC should seriously take a look at archiving old threads. Say they haven't been posted in in a year or so, send them to the archive and then spammers aren't able to access them to post their links and advertisements. It's so annoying when there is a "new" thread in whatever forum only to be discovered that it's seven or eight years old, or more. Can you think about this? Please? I'm sure I'm not the only one exasperated by this.
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    I tried moving them to expired but more than 20 or so at a time seems to break the forum and I honestly don't have the patience to move them in small batches for nothing
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    Yes, and coupon links that are clearly expired from years ago.
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    I'm sure someone with some programming knowhow, perhaps @dataiv , is able to devise some such program that will automatically move the threads to an archive file. Or to at least close the threads permanently so no one is able to post to them. Or recruit someone with patience to clean up the forum.
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    Sorry for the delay, I thought dataiv might reply.
    There is a program that moves them, but somewhere between it, the database and server, something crashes when you use it. I mean, total crash, no forum showing, 404 errors etc.

    I can set them to hidden, but Boo doesn't want that as broken links hurt google ratings and then they don't show current threads when people search. It is also hard to just say everything old is useless because some get a lot of views with people checking old threads for dates of stuff (as in there is usually a SDM redemption this coming weekend)
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    Yeah, viewing is one thing, I'm not saying delete them entirely. But when newbies or spammers - most likely spammers - post to an eight year old thread just to get their post count up to be able to insert links, it gets annoying after awhile. Anyway, that's all I'm going to say about it. I understand what you're saying though. Thanks Pix.
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    There were over two pages of necromanced threads as new posts when I signed in this morning.

    Thanks to the mod who deleted them. @couponlady @FallenPixels @annedougherty
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    More a question than a suggestion: Is it useful to start new "old" threads with all the resources, links, informations that were posted in the last years, but are unavailable now or lost forever? Or is most of it coming back some day? I think it would be a waste of time and space to start such a thread and confusing if it is coming back after some time lemurvet ru/ - ?

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