I’d like your feedback on something. The community has been busy the last couple years. We currently have over 20k topics on the site.
And while we work to make sure everyone gets an answer, some topics aren’t replied to. Maybe the query is really complex and requires more time than community members had. Or maybe it was a member looking for an opinion, rather than a how-to, and there wasn’t a similar situation to share.
In any case, we have just over 1000 topics with no replies.
We have members who answer regularly and we reach out to occasional contributors to answer specific posts, but when I ask people to help, I want to make the best use of their time.
So my thought is, if you asked a question 6 months ago and didn’t get a reply, you probably aren’t still waiting on an answer.
How would you feel about me moving any questions that are 6+ months old into an archive? They would be closed - not appearing in the search results and not circulated among staff to find an answer.
If you have a topic 6+ months old and you’d like a reply still, you could make a comment on your topic, so that it doesn’t fall in the “doesn’t have a reply” category, and it would stay in the main forums for response.
Appreciate any feedback on this! I’ll make an announcements with any plans we make moving forward about this.