On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 08:00 PM, JohnF wrote:
Here's my suggestion. If a moderator is actively unlocking a topic that follows the auto-lock rules (via the web), pop up a message indicating that the topic was locked per the rules, and does the moderator wish to exclude the topic from the rules, Yes/No? If No, then it will lock again later that evening. If Yes, it will be excluded from the auto-lock.I'm not aware of any way to lock/unlock a topic via email commands.
If this is being done by API, there could be an optional setting to make it permanent or not as part of the request. If not specified, it defaults to No.This strikes me as really complicated.
Backing up, I have to ask...is this really broken? If so, it seems to me that the fix is worse than the problem.