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Dumb question about Archived threads.

Posted by SunRuanEr
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 475 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 16:40
  • msg #1

Dumb question about Archived threads

If I Archive a thread, is it forced to the very bottom of the thread list?

If not, is there any way *TO* force threads to the very bottom of the list, short of bumping every other thread?
donsr
member, 2781 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 16:57
  • msg #2

Dumb question about Archived threads

achrive threads  are like mixing  Kool-Aid,..soner or later the powder sinks to the bottom of the glass.

 this  happens to  unusedn threads  as well.. the active threads push them down.

for my part? I know of no way to push them down.
LissaAzules
member, 49 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 17:21
  • msg #3

Dumb question about Archived threads

As long as they aren't marked as Notice (which keeps them at the top), they will be sorted by last post. Since they will be locked to new posts, they will, as donsr said, eventually make their way to the bottom of the list...
This message was last edited by the user at 17:22, Wed 22 Feb 2023.
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 476 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 17:33
  • msg #4

Dumb question about Archived threads

Yeah, I knew that threads sort based on last post, but I was hoping that Archiving a thread (as opposed to just locking it) would force it down the list.

Otherwise, there doesn't seem to be much reason to opt for Archival versus just Closing threads, if you're still relying on time and activity to move them out of view.

Thanks, folks.
tmagann
member, 840 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 17:35
  • msg #5

Dumb question about Archived threads

Doesn't Archiving prevent further posting?
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 477 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 17:41
  • msg #6

Dumb question about Archived threads

So does closing the thread.

Archiving -does- make all private lines visible, though, whereas Closing a thread doesn't, so there's -some- difference. I was just hoping there was some other difference between them to make Archiving beneficial, since the forced visibility of private lines is a pretty big detraction.
This message was last edited by the user at 17:43, Wed 22 Feb 2023.
donsr
member, 2782 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 19:58
  • msg #7

Dumb question about Archived threads

I always   just  click, 'close thread, force to achives"  and they work their  way  down.

I had a fried  who just deleted threads to get rid of them.. but that's nuts!, unless you're goign for , severally limited run games .

 i have, at this point 9 pages of threads, there i times i have to search out   back  posts to get  names and such, that i failed to  right  in my notebooks.

 so?  yeah.. no one can post on them once you close it, and they will 'sink' down the  pages.
bigbadron
moderator, 16154 posts
He's big, he's bad,
but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 20:05

Dumb question about Archived threads

In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 6):

It's only a detraction if you don't want the private lines visible.  In which case you just close the thread.

That's the only difference really... they either reveal, or don't reveal, the private lines.  Two different options for closing a thread, depending on what you want.  Some GMs want the private lines visible, some don't.  So both are available.
donsr
member, 2783 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 20:20
  • msg #9

Dumb question about Archived threads

the  very first one  i closed, one of my players  who was a GM  else  where , told me to close and force...i've been doing it ever  since.
LissaAzules
member, 50 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2023
at 20:47
  • msg #10

Dumb question about Archived threads

To me, Archive would be for "publishing" the adventure when it is completed (i.e. - so the players/lurkers can read the whole story and see what happened from other points of view) while Closing gets the thread out of the way but maintains the players' own character perspective on the story...
This message was last edited by the user at 20:48, Wed 22 Feb 2023.
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