I've seen on other forums that if a thread has not been replyed to within 3 weeks or so then it displays a small message near the quick reply box saying "This thread has not been replied to since [the date 3 weeks earlier]". I think this may help people realize the age of the thread before hitting the "reply" button.
Or maybe there could be a check box saying "Check this if you know that this thread is over 3 weeks old" and then allow them to reply. What does everyone else thing?
I usually look at the date for the last post in the thread.
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Yeah that should be nice, I'm sure there is some mybb plugin for that. Will check
04-12-2013, 06:23 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-12-2013, 06:27 PM by avih.)
Agreed, that would be nice.
And while at the subject of responding to old threads, I've seen quite a few threads closed for this. While closing could be appropriate on some cases, I think that on many cases posting to such threads should be allowed, and especially if the issue is still unresolved, or if there's some new relevant info on the subject (and new info might even be that the issue is still unresolved with latest SVN build).
And even if a new post doesn't add new info, a later post might, so closing such thread would be a punishment of the community for one "wrong" post, as this thread might still be good place for discussing that issue, but not when it's closed.
On cases where a useless post is posted to an old thread, I suggest to just remind the user that this is an old thread, and unless s/he has some relevant info, there's no need in reviving it for nothing, but keep the thread open.
Just my $0.03
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Apparently the only mybb plugin that does that is buggy and not working -_-