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    Just remember, above all....DON'T PANIC

    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
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    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    To laserlight's point, it seems in the rare occasion that somebody has something useful and positive to add to an old, incorrect thread that has been auto-locked, that they could request special permission from a moderator. Or make a large post count (in the hundreds) a prerequisite to commenting on old threads if that's somehow possible. Honestly, in the 8 months I've been here, I've seen dozens of threads resurrected, and not a single one of these necromancers has contributed anything useful to the thread. The vast majority of the bumps seem to be "I have this homework too, can you email me your solution", and the rest seem to be new comers who think they can build rep points or something by simply rephrasing the already-more-than-good-enough answers given a year ago.
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    Right on cue, another typical example
    -> Problem with #include "stdafx.h"
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    OTOH, why don't just moderators split replies from old topics they feel is not appropriate there? This is a counter argument against merging new threads into old topics if they feel necessary.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Splitting the topic doesn't prevent or age a bumped thread.
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    I don't know--I think that depends on the forum software.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I've seen threads be split on here before, so I do know.

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    This is a good suggestion. The basic "prevent replies to old threads" should be quite doable; I will look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewHunter View Post
    Just remember, above all....DON'T PANIC

    He's got a TOWEL... run away... run away!!
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    I've implemented a very simple version of this. Any still-open thread that hasn't been touched in the last 31 days is automatically displayed as "locked" unless you are a moderator or the thread is a sticky.

    Technical details: I was able to add this as a custom vBulletin plugin, making upgrades easy. I also didn't really change the "locked" status in the database (for safety). Everything is dynamically computed, but no additional db queries are required.

    Please let me know if you run into any weird behavior as a result of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
    I've implemented a very simple version of this. Any still-open thread that hasn't been touched in the last 31 days is automatically displayed as "locked" unless you are a moderator or the thread is a sticky.
    Wouldn't the 'Closed' button be the first place anyone(trying to bump) would click?

    I found that, clicking the button is opening the reply page. (Please ignore this, if the 'reply' is prevented after hitting submit on that page).
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    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
    I've implemented a very simple version of this. Any still-open thread that hasn't been touched in the last 31 days is automatically displayed as "locked" unless you are a moderator or the thread is a sticky.

    Technical details: I was able to add this as a custom vBulletin plugin, making upgrades easy. I also didn't really change the "locked" status in the database (for safety). Everything is dynamically computed, but no additional db queries are required.

    Please let me know if you run into any weird behavior as a result of this.

    Would "not being able to find any messages older than 31 days" count?
    Anything beyond "4 weeks" appears to have vanished...

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    @manasij7479 Oops, that's a good point! Let me see about that...

    @CommonTater I don't think that's the case--your profile likely is set to show only messages within the last month. (I ran into this in my testing.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
    @CommonTater I don't think that's the case--your profile likely is set to show only messages within the last month. (I ran into this in my testing.)
    Thanks for pointing that out... Handy setting!

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    I've updated the display so that there are no longer links to the reply page for closed threads.

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