Can I suggest that we auto-close topic issues after a given period of time? (say: 3 months) This would be an incentive for people to create their own topics instead of bumping up older topics.
Resurrecting older topics has multiple problems:
- It sends notifications to all the people who first commented on the topic, and it’s very likely that these people don’t care anymore after a couple months.
- Because Open edX software changes a lot, there is a good chance that the issue that people comment on is actually very different from the initial issue.
- It’s an incentive for new posters to post very little details about their own problem, assuming that it’s “just the same issue”.
For reference, I observed a resurrected topic here.
Thoughts? Hit the button if you agree.