On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 11:11 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Anyone can attempt to send a message to a topic that was locked days or months or years ago. If the active member notice has changed in the interim, it most likely bears no relationship at all as to why these older topics were locked (if it still did, why would you change it?).
So I suggest no....unless you can somehow "save" the associated member notice with the topic.
Unless you want to create a second "type" of Member Notice for this purpose, I suggest no.
I expire topics after 60 days for no other reason than I don't want people replying to something many years old after having accidentally inverted the sort order of the archive.
Again, I suggest that topics locked based on a "timeout" of any kind calls for a separate member notice...if you want to go there at all.
I don't see the advantage of this. If you want to explain why the topic is locked with the first message, just say why in the message.
Generally, I'd prefer that we stop while we're still on relatively solid ground.