Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

Is it a bug just because it doesn't behave like JoS?


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January 28th, 2006 2:45pm
Joel did that to cut back on blog spam, to protect his precious FogCreek page rank.

I don't think we really care, do we?

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January 28th, 2006 2:48pm
Feature Defect.
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January 28th, 2006 2:49pm
I don't care. Though, most forums that allow posting to old topics float the most recently commented to the top. What you end up with is a bunch of "Hey, can you guys point me to XYZ? I'm looking for it and I found this thread via Google, thanks" as the last post.
January 28th, 2006 2:50pm
I did quite like the way that the old topics 'ended'.
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January 28th, 2006 3:14pm
Yeah, I think you should not be allowed to reply to old posts...  it's history.
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January 28th, 2006 6:32pm
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January 28th, 2006 7:08pm
You want a forum full of those?
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January 28th, 2006 7:08pm
Kevin, you're a moron. NOBODY here has advocated bubbling recently commented threads to the top.
January 28th, 2006 7:10pm
For a long time you could reply to old topics. I used to get emails regarding some posts of mine in old topics, presumably found via Google, and when I went to check the topic I often found somebody had posted.

As nobody is going to know, it is better to lock the thread.

One possibility is to simply have a back button to previous pages of threads. That way a particularly interesting thread could be followed. But in general the idea that rhreads close is a good one.
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January 29th, 2006 12:01pm

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