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August 14, 2020 at 11:44 am #249605ParticipantTopics: 32Replies: 842Points: 2,690Rank: Community Hero
I disagree with posts being closed to new replies. Would Stackoverflow do that? Someone could come up with a better answer, or more good information.
August 16, 2020 at 3:11 pm #249908Senior ModeratorTopics: 9Replies: 1311Points: 4,794Rank: Community Hero
Sometimes I too had such thought. But so far there are no options to identify a thread as answered. Lets see other’s opinion.
August 17, 2020 at 10:49 am #250151KeymasterTopics: 2Replies: 32Points: 637Rank: Major Contributor
Hi JS, The topics will auto-close after 90 days of inactivity if I remember correctly. I will go back and check the settings to be sure. This cuts down on potential spam posts that have in the past overloaded our system.
August 17, 2020 at 10:56 am #250154Senior ModeratorTopics: 10Replies: 168Points: 899Rank: Major Contributor
I close threads occasionally when the original question is pretty straightforward and the answer is simple enough that there isn’t a need for another one – such as this question about regex from last week. There’s no reason for this thread to be bumped with a new response.
It would be useful if we could mark threads as having good answers the way stackoverflow does, but I think we’d have to write our own web code to support that. A simpler solution would be a new forum section that we could move answered threads to for future reference.
Just to address this
Would Stackoverflow do that?
StackOverflow is a business with ~$55 million annual revenue and 300+ employees.
PowerShell.org is supported by the DevOps Collective (a non-profit organization) and has ~5 active moderators (who are volunteers). We’re never going to be as feature-rich as StackOverflow… it’s just not possible.
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