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Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:10 pm

All, are we ready to have all US update and unlock requests move into the sub-forum here? I don't think there's much to do but drop a post in the two forums in use now. I'd like to do this today.
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby CBenson » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:36 am

Is the announcement redundant now that the sticky post regarding all the various country unlock forums has been added?
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:15 pm

doctorkb wrote:In the interest of keeping old stuff around, what if "pruning" meant that it was automatically moved to an "archive" folder? Is that a function that can be accomplished?

Nope. Pruning means it's deleted. There may be a MOD which does this though.
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby doctorkb » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:59 pm

Hey Alan:

In the interest of keeping old stuff around, what if "pruning" meant that it was automatically moved to an "archive" folder? Is that a function that can be accomplished?
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:51 pm

Okay, with the forum being more stable lately, I've posted announcements asking people to move over to the US unlock/update requests forum.

I would still like to enable pruning, even if it is set to something like 60 or 30 days since last access/reply.
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:07 pm

timl2k12 wrote:Why reverted?

That's what Waze did to "fix it up." Things are still messed up, like the ghost forum, so I am not touching anything.
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby timl2k12 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:37 pm

Why reverted?
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:04 pm

zombie16 wrote:What's the reasoning behind moving these from the regular unlock/update forums?

Organization and clarification when viewing forums with unread content. Generically-named forums are less-readable and less efficient. Also, the US dominates the main forums too much.
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby zombie16 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:50 pm

What's the reasoning behind moving these from the regular unlock/update forums?
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Re: Ready to move unlocks/update requests to US forum?

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:01 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Does anyone have an objection to auto-prune topics 30 days after last reply/view?

Hmm, I don't know. They can be useful in a couple of situations.

First, substantive editing or navigation discussions do break out occasionally from unlock/update requests. However, we could easily agree simply to move threads from the unlock/update request forum to the appropriate forum when a discussion develops.

Second, I do refer back to previous update/unlock threads when a new request is made in the same area. Typically, this is where there is construction, a road closure or the aerial images are off for some reason and requests periodically come in regarding the same area. I find it helpful to link back to the discussion rather than explain to every editor that sees what appears to be a problem why no action is required. This is not that frequent and most of those that I remember to refer to are likely not over 30 days old, but it might be better to leave them a bit longer. Alternatively, maybe these should be dealt with by moving also. If the unlock request refers to a closure, construction or other issue that other editors are likely to see and question after 30 days, maybe the standard procedure should be to move the thread to the appropriate state forum. A good example is this this request which I linked back to today when someone else requested it be unlocked. It would be nice if it survived until June 1st. Maybe it would be better if it were saved in the Delaware forum.
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