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pika_power
10th December 2005, 5:32 AM
There is all this hassle about B.U.M.Ping 30 day old threads, well why not have an auto lock that after a certain amount of time it gets locked. I know there is the delete program but making that the 30 day old change will cause the usefulness of the search engine to go down.

Wolf Goddess
10th December 2005, 5:55 AM
I don't think there's a hack available for this.

PUrEHearT
10th December 2005, 6:04 AM
It sounds like a good idea... prevents bumpers and all... but, I dont think there is a program like that... maybe Joe can find it... i dont know

pika_power
10th December 2005, 6:08 AM
I had a feeling that was the case or it would have been done a long time ago.

Carpetted!
10th December 2005, 6:09 AM
That might cause those topic-makers to frantically bump their topics though, I've seen that, and if this goes into effect it'll naturally get worse.

Magma Leader Maxie
10th December 2005, 12:15 PM
There is all this hassle about B.U.M.Ping 30 day old threads, well why not have an auto lock that after a certain amount of time it gets locked. I know there is the delete program but making that the 30 day old change will cause the usefulness of the search engine to go down.

The simple action of checking time of posting of the previous post combined with simple mathematical analysis ("ok, this was posted in June. It's now December. Is that more than 30 days? ... ... ... Well yes it is. Then I'll not post.") is enough. The problem is that there are 8300+ users who post or have posted here and there are many who are frustrating for all members because of their ignorance. If they just scan through the general rules once, if they try posting an illegal thread or bumping, at least they will have a red light going off somewhere in their head "WAIT. I think there's not something right with this...". You can't control such a vast community. That's why we need the humans here that go by the name of Mods. Not automated hacks. In my opinion, there's not much junk here because the Mods deal with it more or less well. And when a bump happens here and there, they close the thread and that's one more that won't be bumped again. The "lock down threads after 30 days of inactivity" hack, if one exists (haven't seen it mentioned at vBulletin's site) can't think for itself, and it sounds rubbish because threads can die and be "reincarnated" after 29 days and sometimes this happens just to post "Yeah, *insert name of poster who answered the question* is right!". Catch my drift? Oh, and I read somewhere that Serebii doesn't like hacks anyway.

And I agree with Carpetted!. Users who run shops in Fan Art or fic writers are going to start bumping their own threads to evade the set date of closure, only resulting in MORE spam and bumping (and I hope you don't want that).

Amadeus
10th December 2005, 6:54 PM
Also, don't we make an exception for an author bumping fanfics? This will prevent somone from updating after too long, won't it.

Sorry, I could very well be wrong.

Virtual Headache
10th December 2005, 10:14 PM
This might be helpful: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=96850
But I doubt it's going to be installed...

Dragonfree
10th December 2005, 11:58 PM
This might be helpful: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=96850
But I doubt it's going to be installed...
Ooh, that would be useful...

*pokes Serebii*

Wolf Goddess
11th December 2005, 12:03 AM
This might be helpful: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=96850
But I doubt it's going to be installed...

pika2000 for admin. ;~;

Seriously, we need that.

intergalactic platypus
11th December 2005, 2:29 AM
fantastic idea. pika 2000 should honestly become a forum admin; (s)he finhds all the best hacks

Dat Banned Guy
11th December 2005, 3:18 AM
i coolda found this if someone akses me, i know jonatton wo works for vbulleting support staff so if any hacks r needed jus send me a pm.. i don wanna be an admin but i wana hlep still

Amadeus
13th December 2005, 3:30 AM
i coolda found this if someone akses me, i know jonatton wo works for vbulleting support staff so if any hacks r needed jus send me a pm.. i don wanna be an admin but i wana hlep still

Wow, I mean, wow... A comic genius you are, I concede that much.

Anywhoo.

I think the hack might have some real merit. Joe's obviously got the final word, but I'd give it a thumbs up. For that's worth, at least.

pika_power
13th December 2005, 9:18 AM
whoever gets that installed needs to become an instant admin or someone who can update like ninetails2000.

Kokukirin
13th December 2005, 10:18 AM
I don't see why bumping an old thread is bad...to me it's better to bump an old thread instead of making the same topic 10 times over.

Virtual Headache
14th December 2005, 10:11 PM
I found a better one: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=82827

I don't see why bumping an old thread is bad...to me it's better to bump an old thread instead of making the same topic 10 times over.
I kinda agree with you, but rules are rules *sigh*

Not sure, if it still makes sense posting here...
http://serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2476304&postcount=24

Sammi
15th December 2005, 12:32 AM
whoever gets that installed needs to become an instant admin or someone who can update like ninetails2000.
that'd be bad... just because you can install a hack or consider someone to install it doesn't mean you'd be a good admin =P

As for the hack... meh, it probably won't be considered.
But it's a good idea in theory. ^^ And the second hack sounds really nice~