Originally Posted by flipflopgirl
My 2 cents...
I get why @Someday wants to lock and archive but wouldn't that end up being a huge drain on memory (having 20 threads with the same info)?
Sure some peeps drag up the stupidest S##T but some threads are only made better with the occasional infusion fresh of tricks and tips and ideas.
Not sure there could be a happy medium ...
Maybe a sticky everyone could read re our great archives?
Re look to see if your comment has a great thread with everything imaginable on it so please look before posting?
Not a hard and fast rule, just a heavy suggestion lol.
I assume the old threads would still be searchable and be able to be read. Just new posts in the threads won't be allowed because they will be locked. Maybe there should just be a statute on the threads...i.e. no new posts for 5 years and the thread is locked. Anything less than that the thread is still deemed "active" or potentially active and not locked. But really, we don't need a fresh take on a thread (last active 10 years ago) when a chef needs advice about their boss or sous chef or whatever, do we?
Originally Posted by PadKeeJoe
Sometimes, age and famiiarity are assets. Back around the early to mid 00's, people used to laugh at my funky old cast iron skillets and dutch oven -some of which, get this: I inherited from my grandmother. They rarely complained about what came out of them, though.
I'm not an old fogey yet (give it another 25 years) but sometimes, looking modern just for the sake of looking modern is a mistake. And this can be the case with websites as well.
I don't know where you get and why you keep bringing up "modern for the sake of modern." I never said that. I said that a more modern look to the site might go a long way towards attracting new members (and getting them to stay beyond a couple of posts or one off threads) so the site grows. To me it is getting a bit stagnant, long term contributors are moving on, passing away, or otherwise not posting anymore. There does not seem to be an influx of new contributors to compensate. I'm sure Nicko has a lot more data than I do, my observations are anecdotal. And again, updating the website doesn't mean you'll lose any functionality...those things aren't mutually exclusive.
I see stats on the bottom of the page with things like 400+ current users, but only 8-10 members (the rest "guests"). Which just means people searching topics for recipes/info/etc. This isn't bad, per se, but it sure would be nice if some of those people cared to contribute to the site.
Not suggesting anyone tears down the house and builds a new one, but sometimes a fresh coat of paint and some new window treatments go a long way.