[quote=“Flame Forum”]When the moderators find a thread that is objectionable – but they’re not ready to zap it out of existence – they put it in here. CAVEAT EMPTOR: Read at your own risk. Dead threads (discussions without any new postings) are automatically pruned every week
Is the auto pruning feature turned on or is it now off?
The Flame Forum description states categorically that auto pruning is on and that dead threads are deleted every week. But how long is a thread dead before it is deleted?
I thought that the statement meant that a thread would be declared dead and then automatically pruned seven days after the last post. However that doesn’t seem to be the case because the thread “John Pilger Now Talking Live on ABC Backyard 8:50pm” has been up there a long time. In fact the last post was Friday Jul 11, 2003 at 1:44 am by Juba. If auto-pruning is in fact on, then why hasn’t this thread been deleted by now?
I have no bias for or against any thread in the Flame Forum. I am just trying to understand the auto-pruning feature. So, could someone please clarify exactly how the auto-pruning feature works in this board?
Also, if auto-pruning can be enabled, then how about applying it to posts in most of the Classified Forums? Is there any useful purpose in having hundreds of posts for events that happened eons ago, ancient job listings, items already sold months, or apts already rented out?