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

greygarious Dec 30, 2010 11:07 AM

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.

  1. The Chowhound Team Dec 31, 2010 10:39 AM

    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.

    3 Replies
    1. re: The Chowhound Team
      greygarious Jan 1, 2011 03:30 PM

      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
        Samalicious Jan 1, 2011 05:48 PM

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

        1. re: greygarious
          The Chowhound Team Jan 3, 2011 12:59 PM

          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already in the thread (like "Fall 2010") was enough information to help readers ascertain that the info is likely to be outdated.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.

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