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Why for are all topics being locked as soon as they are a few weeks old? I've just gone to update a topic about iPhone apps and it's locked? ...and so are most others. What's the thinking behind this Tony?

Gone are the days when I could unlock threads myself Sad(

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I noticed on my blog that

I noticed on my blog that link spammers would often hit older posts hoping that since they aren't on page one that I wouldn't notice. Spam attempts went down considerably after I locked older posts. Maybe that's the reason.

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But on a forum, any new post

But on a forum, any new post takes it to the top of the list, so if someone/thing is going to spam then it doesn't matter which topic they choose. I just don't see the point in locking posts unless someone is flaming them. But I'm ready to learn if I've missed something.

Edit: The system thinks this post is spam!

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More like luncheon meat if

More like luncheon meat if you ask me

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News to me topics getting

News to me topics getting locked but I have unlocked that one Roy, please add away as I'm going to have to spend some time thinking about mobile deployment feel as though I've left that side of things too long need to get in line with current practices.

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The systematic lockdowns seem

The systematic lockdowns seem to be on threads on or before 11 Nov. 09. Wasn't that Tony's last major fiddle with the site?

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Hugo wrote: News to me topics

Hugo wrote:

News to me topics getting locked but I have unlocked that one Roy, please add away as I'm going to have to spend some time thinking about mobile deployment feel as though I've left that side of things too long need to get in line with current practices.

The moment is gone, or rather my wife is back from shopping and demands my company. I'll update the thread when I get more time, and will include a link to my first mobile web app.

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Ah figured it was Tony

Ah figured it was Tony tinkering around with things, never can leave well enough alone Big smile

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I am responsible it was part

I am responsible it was part of the upgrade. We had a bit of a run with spammers picking up old posts and it was suggested we close comments. At the moment it is set to automatically close after a month, we could change this to close commments quarterly or a year or remove it altogether.

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Tony wrote: ...or remove it

Tony wrote:

...or remove it altogether.

I dont think thats a good idea.

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Hi Tony, If you're saying

Hi Tony,

If you're saying that ALL old posts were being spammed then you've gotta do what you've gotta do, but I would have thought that any open topics would be suitable targets no matter what their age. Do we know how these spamming apps determine their targets and/or frequency? Whatever you do, FWIW I think one month is too soon.

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Oh bloody hell! I've just

Oh bloody hell! I've just written a long post to add to the iPhone thread but it's locked again! Please can someone either unlock it for me, or give me back my mod status so that I can do it myself Wink

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Hi Roy, It's unlocked

Hi Roy,
It's unlocked again.
I've changed the time limit to quarterly for locking topics, lets see how that goes.

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Cheers Tony

Cheers Tony Smile

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actually it is a nice step to

actually it is a nice step to control spam Smile

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removing comments wouldn't

removing comments wouldn't let find the answer on resolved problems, so the questions will be repeated.

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