Some discussion are closed faster than others


#1

How to explain this?


#2

its explained in caf rules and in the subform


#3

How do we access these rules and subform? Thank you.


#4

https://forums.catholic.com/faq


#5

thank you. but I did not see the answer to my question


#6

Sorry, I can’t see where it states why threads in the ‘Parenting’ and the ‘Lounge’ stay open twice as long as anywhere else. And why some seemingly inoccuous threads are suddenly closed.


#7

if a thread is suddenly closed, its because mods have had it flagged enough to close it.

on most threads there is a statement, that it will close in x days depending on activity.


#8

Threads close after just a few hours of inactivity. The reason given being just that. When flags close a thread, we are told.

For example “This topic was automatically closed after 3 hours. New replies are no longer allowed.”


#9

got an example we can look at


#10

Not only. I’m witnessing a lot of very active threads that have been suddenly closed (for example, in a thread very active, suddenly it was written that it will be closed in one hour …).
I have as the impression that, when a debate no longer suits a modo, it closes the thread


#11

For example, this one got closed after 14 days of inactivity (as to be expected).

This is open a month with no activity

And this was shut down after 3 hours of no activity.

https://forums.catholic.com/t/question-regarding-prayers-to-mary-and-saints/506511/184


#12

i think that last one is a fly by in the non catholic forum. Perhaps designed to stir trouble. It did not succeed.

I think family life and the casual discussion areal have a policy of closing after 14 days inactivity, or at least some of the forums used to. some of them don’t.

but I could be wrong…


#13

I often encounter ones like the last one. In all places. I actually wondered if it was some kind of glitch.


#14

could be, if you read the meta discourse pages on running the forums, they do discuss lots of issues like this and how many are on auto pilot.


#15

The thread in the Non-Catholic religions forum Why don’t (most) Protestants consider Christian ministers to be priests? has been active with posts today. However, it will be automatically closed in 20 hours.


#16

That is a good example of what I’ve seen elsewhere. It doesn’t make any sense to me. The software, so far as I know, doesn’t impose a different close condition. What I mean is I think the software will always only automatically close after 14 days of inactivity.

Your example has a hard close time that completely ignores any activity. It’s like a not so subtle message to say your peace and be quiet. Some threads where I’ve seen this I can understand. But if that is what is going on I’d rather it be clearly stated.


#17

Yes, at least note when the thread is being closed by a moderator and place clear notices somewhere on the site that outlines why a thread that apparently does not violate any rules is being closed.

Another thought, does anyone know if thread starters have the option to close them or set time limits?


#18

I don’t believe so, no.


closed #19

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