New countdown to close?


#1

Does anyone know why a 2 day old thread would receive a notice that it will close in seven hours? Does it mean the thread is considered bad or is it a regular feature of certain types of threads now? The thread is not in the casual forum and it isn’t super long.


#2

This thread is set to close in 7 hours. Maybe it’s a new feature of certain subfora?


#3

Oh! Now it says 14 days. That is odd.


#4

I don’t know. I recall seeing that type of unexpected message on a thread before. I just assumed it was a glitch.


#5

Yes, Lou2U, that is what seemed possible to me, but perhaps Joe is right and it is a glitch.

I’ve just had a thought…maybe it is a soft close of a thread? Where the mods want to close it but also want people to still be able to post a few replies that seem necessary?


#6

I did wonder about that.


#7

I’ve noticed this happen more and more to certain threads. The software automatically closes threads if there are too many flags, but that isn’t to my knowledge what is happening here. I mean I personally don’t notice anything rude or against the rules in the threads.


#8

Perhaps CAF sees yet another “communion in the hand verses OTT” or “mass attire” or “confession etiquette” and decides to duck. You know, this topic will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 poof.
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#9

I just came across two closed threads. Once said “This thread was automatically closed after 17 hours.” The other was after 5 hours. I have to think it’s tied to flagging, but I’m not sure how.


#10

Can we always see the flags? I’m on one now with a countdown and there are no posts that have that “click here to see the hidden post” flag thing.


#11

We can only see that a post has been flagged when it has received a sufficient number of them that the system hides the post. So I suppose it is possible that a number of different posts have all received just a few flags each.

Or maybe it’s not about flagging but something else. :thinking:


#12

This topic was automatically closed 14 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.


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