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Dec 30, 2010 11:07 AM

[old] designation on titles of threads in board discussion lists

I noticed that "[old]" has been added to the titles of some multi-part threads that appear in the Home Cooking board discussion list which follows a thread. This is a good idea but I wish it were being done more widely. For example, on the Chains board someone has revived a 4yr old Trader Joe's yea/nay thread despite the fact that a new segment of this thread is begun every quarter, and many of the products discussed in the 2006 thread have long since been discontinued. It would be helpful if the "old" were added to all non-current multipartite thread titles.

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  1. If you are beginning new threads to continue the same discussion and you would like us to edit the title of the previous thread to add "[old]" please use the report function to make this request.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      I did just that yesterday after reading your response, but thusfar none of the old Trader Joe's yea/nay threads which I individually reported have had the [old] added, nor has the 4th quarter 2010 thread, for which I reported the request today..

      1. re: greygarious

        It's a holiday week, no doubt there are very few people in the office.

        1. re: greygarious

          We did do some of them, but we didn't do all of them, because we thought that having a date designation already in the thread (like "Fall 2010") was enough information to help readers ascertain that the info is likely to be outdated.

          If there are ones we didn't do that you really think ought to be done, please shoot an email to the moderation team with the URL. There is a bug in our software that means we don't see reports when there's been a previous moderator action on a post, and it's possible that some of your reports may have fallen into that black hole.