Necro flag

Mishihari Lord

First Post
Is there any way we could get an indication if a thread has been necro'ed? Frex, a little skull on the envelope icon to the left of the thread title if it was started more than 6 months ago?

There have been a prodigious amount of old threads resurrected frequently and it would be useful to have a prominent reminder which ones they are, so I don't, for instance, type a long answer to a specific question that was posed 10 years ago.
 
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GlassEye

Adventurer
I think the culprit in all these resurrected threads is the 'Similar Thread' box at the bottom of each page in-thread. For example, the newest thread in the 'Similar Threads' listed for this thread is from 2010, the oldest 2005. I don't think I've seen a similar thread from this year ever. I don't know how many times I've been reading a discussion and seen the similar list, thought one looked interesting, and then discovered after I've begun reading it that it is years old.

Is there a way to shut off that box? That would probably help a lot.
 

Alzrius

The EN World kitten
Is there any way we could get an indication if a thread has been necro'ed? Frex, a little skull on the envelope icon to the left of the thread title if it was started more than 6 months ago?

There have been a prodigious amount of old threads resurrected frequently and it would be useful to have a prominent reminder which ones they are, so I don't, for instance, type a long answer to a specific question that was posed 10 years ago.
I'd like one of these too, but I think it should pop up before some unwitting buffoon accidentally necros an old thread.
 




darjr

I crit!
Wait? That feature is new!!! Or at least it’s new on this iteration of ENWorld. That threw me.

In fact I wa thinking there was a bug limiting those threads at the bottom!
 


CapnZapp

Legend
Wait? That feature is new!!! Or at least it’s new on this iteration of ENWorld. That threw me.
I believe Morrus is aiming to keep his site close to a stock Xenforo implementation to avoid having to maintain third-party add-ons.

So my guess is that box is there because Xenforo added it in a recent update.

Personally I like it. I also like how it looks at all posts, not just recent ones.
 

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