Old Thread Should be "read only"

Discussion in 'ClubSeaRay.com Suggestions' started by r_moss, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. r_moss

    r_moss New Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Davenport, IA
    300 Sundancer 2004
    5.0 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drives
    Should CSR think about archiving any threads that are say 2 (1?) months old where there has been nothing new added? It is helpful to read the old threads when you are researching a topic, but many times ancient threads get resurected and take on a whole new meaning from the original thread.

    Just my 2 cents worth..........
  2. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    I agree I think threads that are pretty old should be locked. Mostly threads that have had no new posting activity on them. If someone wants to post something about them they can start a new thread and link to the old.
  3. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    I'm going to have to disagree. As long as people stay on topic ie: XXXXX model thread could live for ever. There is some great info in the old threads, but instead of people searching for them and adding info, they just start a new one.

    I agree that some of the threads have really gone off topic and maybe we as a group should try and direct it back on topic when we can.
  4. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    I also agree they should be locked. This same topic came up on the old SRO board and older threads did get locked for that very reason. Some liked it............some didn't.

  5. fc3

    fc3 Just another eclectic geek TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
    No. I might want to update or correct something that I posted a while ago with newer, better information. Makes little sense to have two answers on the same issues where one is a correction or amplification of the other.

    The last time something like locking old threads was tried, a number of posters, including myself, decided to take our marbles and go home.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  6. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    Ain't broke, don't mess with it
  7. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    2012 185 Sport
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    Perhaps the 'origination date" could be put in the line below the thread by the OP's name.
  8. charlg

    charlg New Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    2000 280 Sun Sport
    / Raymarine C80 w/ Radar / Sirius weather
    / SH GX5000S VHF
    Twin 350 Mags / B1's
    / Corsa exhaust
    I recently resurrected a 1+ year old post about an inverter. I was considering the purchase of the same model as the OP, and wanted to ask how they liked it (again, a year later). He responded, I bought the inverter. What's wrong with that???
  9. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    I agree that they should stay alive. If a newcomer searches and finds an older thread that he/she relates to, he/she can ask a follow up question to see if the solution or recommendation worked. Also as Frank said, we can post more current or updated information.
  10. kpetry

    kpetry Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Live in Ellettsville, IN - close to Bloomington
    2002 Sea Ray 340DA
    Twin 8.1 Horizons, inboard
    +1 !

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