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Closing old threads

Hello Friends from the ERP Manufacturing PP space.

I have been observing that there are several old threads from past years that are still opened. Some of those threads were already answered or useful answers were given, however, they are kept open by the author. Being a moderator of this space, it's impossible for me to review all the past threads and sometimes I can't tell exactly what was the correct answer.

Therefore, I'd like to ask for each one of you to review your old threads and select the useful or correct answers, to close those threads which were solved. If you found the solution by yourself, please share the solution on the thread and mark your own answer as correct.

I suggest you all to read the following blog post, which explains how to close a thread and why should we always do that:

How to close a discussion and why

Thanks you all for the effort and I wish you a happy 2015!

Best regards

Caetano Almeida

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  • Posted on Jan 06, 2015 at 03:52 PM


    Thanks for taking up this good Initiative and I wish you happy and successful new year 😊


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  • Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 06:41 AM


    Brilliant Initiative !!!

    I'd like to tag my moderators

    @Craig S

    @Isabelle Britten

    so that we can do this for QM also.


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  • Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Good initiative Caetano.

    I think the SCN space should block users with several opened threads (let's say an x number).

    I have asked several times to close open threads without any success. I think there should be a mechanism to force the users to do it.



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    • Former Member Caetano Almeida


      Last week I saw an user on the PP forum with 35 threads opened, most of them with simple questions which were already answered a long time ago.

      There is no question that users who fail to search; and create repeat inquiries, and ask basic questions; should be admonished. That wasn't the subject of my response in this thread.

      ...closing threads and awarding points for those who helped is an incentive for users to keep helping and answering threads.....

      Many people already know my opinion in the matter of points, but I will restate them here; I think the points system adds little value to SCN, and I would not lose any sleep it were abandoned; my participation would be the same. However, I know from experience that a substantial number of members crave these points, and I can accept this. We all have our failings.

      So, I suggest that we agree to disagree. In my statement where I say that I like your approach, understand that this opinion only extends to the concept of requesting the community to voluntarily close old threads. My opinion in this matter does not extend to your idea that open posts should be limited to 10 (or 100 or 1000 or any other number).

      If nobody answered the thread, user will find the solution by himself eventually, therefore, he should share the solution and close the thread.

      Great concept, and I agree with it. However, IMHO such closure should be voluntary, and not subject to any reward or any penalty.

      Best Regards,