The new automatic closing of 7-day old threads has been saddening us a lot.
Since there are threads of general information which can be very useful to new members, and it would be a pity to have them closed, or to have to visit them every week and add some insignificant stuff just to keep them open.
And it’s highly annoying when you are recruiting for an upcoming drama and the thread is closed before even the drama starts.
Look at the following examples.
The first one is a thread which is very useful advice for beginners. But they can’t ask questions, nor can any of us offer any more advice, because it’s closed!
The second one is a recruiting post for Good Casting, which comes on April 27th, in ten days from now. The Channel Manager is still looking for team members, why did you have to close it for her? Should she make another one each week? Why add unnecessary bulk here?
Yes, there are threads which are no longer relevant, especially recruiting ones. But you can never know just by looking at the date, because some old projects still need volunteers.
For instance, I have a film, Miss Baek, and I made a thread asking for moderators in other languages. It’s still valid. It has been translated in some languages but surely there are many more.
So in that case the best would be to ask the thread starter whether this can be closed.
And we can promise to revisit our own threads and to change the subject to “FINISHED” or “CLOSED” so that you can take this as an invitation to close them. And/or add a reply at the end, saying “This project is finished, the thread can be closed”.
This post of mine is an example.
On the other hand, there are popular threads which have been going on for years, like this one, which people still enjoy after 6 years! It’s there since 2014 and it still attracts responses.
Or this, with more than a thousand views, 496 replies and many likes. The subject will not cease to be popular and interesting for a long time, I suspect.
Fortunately the messages from before the new law are not subject to it, but there may be others that come up and don’t deserve this harsh treatment.
To summarize, please remove this unwelcome change.