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Discussion: Closed threads

in: Orienteering; The Website

Jan 29, 2017 3:21 AM # 
Una:
Why are so many recent threads already closed? There is a thread about WOC 2017 with posts dated January 2017 that is closed and it is still January!
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Jan 29, 2017 4:09 AM # 
furlong47:
Where? I didn't think there even was such a thing as a closed thread on Attackpoint. I've never seen one.
Jan 29, 2017 4:10 AM # 
tRicky:
Trump is trying to stop non-Americans from posting in them.
Jan 29, 2017 4:20 AM # 
carlch:
Una, below the topics box there is a place to click "more" and that brings up the older threads
Jan 29, 2017 2:31 PM # 
Una:
The World Orienteering Day (WOD) thread is here and I see below Barb's January 10 comment "Oh, that's great!" the text "This discussion thread is closed."

Ditto most other threads. In the full discussion list I find the break point between these two threads:

Getting better sleep chitownclark 1/10/17 – 1/13/17 (15)
Surgically implanted north sense Trav 1/12/17 – 1/13/17 (3)
Jan 29, 2017 2:35 PM # 
Una:
The WOD thread is open again.
Jan 29, 2017 2:51 PM # 
Una:
Other threads remain closed (at least to me). One still closed at this time is Orienteering near Los Alamos or Albuquerque, most vexing as this concerns my own club!
Jan 29, 2017 2:51 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Cristina's magic globe in her log suggests she's a contributing member, where one of the secret bonus features may be the ability to bump old threads. I don't know what the exact latching requirements are, maybe you have gotten close with your checking.

Perhaps furlong47 is as well, or if furlong47 checks AP with a browser she's not signed into AP on, she'd see it on old threads.

I bumped the one you just mentioned, comment freely.
Jan 29, 2017 2:58 PM # 
JanetT:
All the more reason to support Attackpoint.
Jan 29, 2017 3:20 PM # 
Una:
Since around 2005 I have supported orienteering as a club officer, website admin, mailing list admin, marketer, liason, junior cartographer, course designer/setter/vetter, meet director. Currently I do this instead of earning $$ so I am loathe to also contribute $. Can I get a premium account here without $, please?
Jan 29, 2017 3:24 PM # 
Una:
Someone please also bump for me Navy NJROTC area and national champs. TIA!
Jan 29, 2017 4:15 PM # 
Iamstillhungry:
While I don't quite match tRicky's volume, I'm sure the number of smart ass comments I contribute to AP (and orienteering in general) qualifies me for a free premium account.
Jan 29, 2017 6:41 PM # 
furlong47:
While I've donated at times, I don't have the premium membership. But my account is quite old; not sure if that makes any kind of difference. I don't see any closed threads even if I look 15 years into the past.
Jan 29, 2017 7:01 PM # 
Una:
I think my account is 7 or 8 years old. Does that matter?

Once someone else has posted on an old thread then for me it appears not closed anymore and I can post.
Jan 29, 2017 7:04 PM # 
Una:
The break point has shifted. Now it is between

Quantico Orienteering Club's Junior Training Weekend BorisGr 1/15/17 – 1/17/17 (4)
OUSA Board news barb 10/9/16 – 1/14/17 (93)
Jan 29, 2017 7:32 PM # 
ken:
New and dormant accounts have some limits on posting in inactive threads. This isn't a free vs premium thing. It has proven to help avoid confusion and other problems with lots of old threads waking up at once.

Una, your account was dormant because before last night (today in server time) you hadn't logged in in a long time. Check again after midnight GMT.
Jan 29, 2017 7:34 PM # 
jjcote:
Bear in mind that Attackpoint isn't the result of "orienteering" or of OUSA or the IOF, it's the result of Ken. He created the website and maintains it and upgrades the capabilities and (importantly) pays for hosting fees. To defray the costs, he has decided to have some features available only to people who contribute to those costs. I wouldn't expect him to have the capacity to figure out who does a lot and deserves those features for free. Also realize that a lot of the people who do a whole lot for the sport are the core of the contributors. And that OUSA doesn't give free memberships to prolific volunteers, either.
Jan 29, 2017 7:52 PM # 
Una:
Understood.
Jan 30, 2017 1:18 AM # 
tRicky:
Agree with JJ. I volunteer heavily with orienteering WA (the Australian version) but don't expect anything from Ken (or OWA in terms of free membership), unless he wants to give it to me :-)

I had been wondering about these closed threads when you brought it up because I couldn't find any but Ken has explained it nicely.
Jan 30, 2017 3:31 AM # 
theway:
If you don't train regularly enough you don't get full access to old posts. Nice inspiration to train ;) You should be ok tRicky

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