Any regular user can hunt up threads to demonstrate either case - that's the nature of this 'industry' where SOME info gets outdated quickly and other bits remain valid (I would have used the Kodi thread as the example). This is unlike other boards where the data is relevant for years e.g. some of the wargaming boards I haunt have rules over 20 years old that still have an active following but the latest sets have zero interest.
Unfortunately, we do not have a good enough AI (all praise our robot overlords) to determine if a thread should be locked or not so we have to take up valuable time of volunteers to stop posts that are irrelevant to the thread as systems have changed.
My main aim of this thread was to provide a tool
to solve a problem (as I see it
) for the mods who spend some time locking old threads where the post is not relevant due to software changes. The linked post
It is only because this forum lacks a mechanism to do this automatically once a thread is beyond a "sell by date" we don't do this per default.
I am a user here not a moderator - it has to be up to the mods to decide if they want to use the tool or not and what settings it has. This may be the wrong tool for them - I do not know how the mods here work / communicate / decide things.
I know some days I read the original post date before opening the thread and can skip helping someone or learning something new if it's a year or so old.
I'm going to ask for this post to be closed as we are just going around the same arguments each time and I do not want it to escalate.