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1. It would be nice to be able to "own" our posts as in Facebook and be able to delete them, especially when they get way off track or insulting.

2. Would be nice to opt out of specific threads that get so ridiculous as to be irrevelant instead of opting out of all threads in email. Yes, I know I can use Report, but that still leaves the decision to someone other than the orginator.

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  1. The first isn't likely to happen -- it's not fair to anyone who's taken the time to reply to you if you can vanish your posts (and consequently theirs).

    I would like to see us add an ignore thread feature in the future, and it gets talked about periodically, so it will probably bubble up to the top of the queue eventually.

    -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      "I would like to see us add an ignore thread feature in the future, and it gets talked about periodically, so it will probably bubble up to the top of the queue eventually. "

      You mean I'd never have to see another thread on Tipping again?

      :wub:

    2. Change Ideas+
      1. A popup that says something like "the last post on this thread was 10/02/2007, do you still want to publish your comment?"
      2. The Date Of Origin somewhere visible in the thread name. Like
      Change Ideas(2012) so people won't fall victim to "that place is closed" disease.

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      1. re: Kris in Beijing

        As to your number 2 I have seen some good alternative suggestions made by posters who complete their "that place is closed" with a "but if you liked that then have you been to X, Y or Z?" response that have led me to some good chow. So, you just never know what a resurrected thread may lead you to. That's why I don't really mind when I get innocently sucked into one...

        1. re: Kris in Beijing

          I try to remember, when originating a thread that will/may be time-sensitive, to include the date IN THE TITLE, e.g., "What is the best convection oven? (started 6/30/2012)" In general, it would be helpful if people gave more thought to the wording, spelling, and grammar of thread titles.

          1. re: greygarious

            You don't really need the started in the title, because it is automatically next to the poster. The only thing you accomplish is making the title longer, and the date is in a bigger font.

            1. re: cwdonald

              Unfortunately you don't see a "date started" until after you've clicked on the thread to open it. If the date of the original post was shown in the title you would see that before you clicked to open it, and that would allow you to decide whether a several year old thread is worth your time to look at, or not.