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So why all the new 2019 threads?

Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:25 am

2018 threads turning into pumpkins at midnight or something?

Just wondering...
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Re: So why all the new 2019 threads?

Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:13 am

blueflyer wrote:
2018 threads turning into pumpkins at midnight or something?

Just wondering...

From the Forum Rules:

1q. Continuous Threads
1. Some threads may be managed by Moderators to organize them more efficiently. These typically include Country/State/Region, Airline, or Production Threads for general discussion. These threads will be set for determined periods of time regardless of post/page count (e.g. 2018, February 2018, Q1 2018, etc.).
2. At the expiration, the thread will be locked by Moderators, and a new page will be created.
3. Users should not create new threads in this category themselves without prior permission from the Moderators.
4. These threads will not be locked and recycled based on post or page count.

It's a system we started two years ago and fully implemented last year. This is the second time we've done this now, and most users seem to like the format. It makes more sense than the old method of closing threads based on post count. A lot of users don't like the idea of threads staying open indefinitely, so having threads reset on predetermined intervals (most by calendar year) was the compromise.

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