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  1. TeDiouSish

    TeDiouSish Thread Starter

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    Haven't read this, and didn't know how to search for it.

    Is there a max time on replying to a post? I apologize if that is not understandable.

    Here's some examples:
    How old of a topic is too old to reply to? (as in, attempt to assist)
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    The first example is in the future and the third one is partially in the future. ;)

    Can you give us links please?

    Threads should close after 45 days of inactivity.
     
  3. TeDiouSish

    TeDiouSish Thread Starter

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    That answers my question, thank you.
    It was mostly for future reference. :p
     
  4. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator

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    I'm not sure I'm understanding your question, since your last example has a "reply" in Oct. 2011........but so long as people are still replying to a thread, it's available to anyone to post on.

    If, however, no one has posted a reply to a thread, after a set time, the thread is closed automatically be the system. Or, if the thread gets too far off topic, or is against the forum rules, it will be closed. Closed threads do not accept any further replies.

    If a thread is marked as "solved," it's generally best to leave it be and not make any replies. It will be automatically closed eventually.

    Hope that answers your question.
     
  5. TeDiouSish

    TeDiouSish Thread Starter

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    Thank you, wasn't aware of automatic closing.
    I suppose I didn't articulate my wording too well, what I was getting at was:
    If someone posted a topic, no one replied to it, and it has been about 2/3/9 months, could someone still reply.

    Thank you both for the quick responses.
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Obviously. :D Just teasing. :) You're most welcome. :)
     
  7. Drabdr

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    That's very noble of you to ask such a thing.(y)

    Just kind of keep in mind.... depending on the poster, they may be long-gone and may not reply to your reply.

    However.... if you feel obliged and have the time, you might go ahead and post some help. 1) People are constantly searching threads looking for solutions. So just because the Original Poster may not reply, that doesn't mean that your help won't assist others.

    2) Your reply to a thread may start a good discussion that may foster some learning on several people's part.

    :p:D:p:D

    Of course, all the above is null and void in the Civilized debate forum, where they are zombies and never leave; and never learn anything new. :p:D
     
  8. TeDiouSish

    TeDiouSish Thread Starter

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    Thanks. :)

    Didn't think about that one, good to know.
     
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