Is there any setting in this forum software that would lock dead topics after some period of time? It is frustrating to see new questions posted to years old topics because that is what the forum search turned up.
A related request, could you change the default search result sorting from Relevance to Recently active? For the same reason.
And a final thought, could topics specific to a software release be locked once the version is obsolete? It is sad to see posters directed to a Controller v 7.2 topic or the like by the forum search when it is so long gone.
Best answer by Edward R
Hi there, Stanley_4. These are all genuinely great suggestions. Users bumping extremely old threads is certainly partly down to the way results are presented, having performed a search. We are looking to implement a workflow process by which we can lock old threads for further comments. We will suss out the finer details of this but, for myself, it is definitely something I would like to see addressed sooner rather than later. I'm going to speak to the team and find out what can be done. These points you have raised, again, are extremely valuable. Thank you!