On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 11:14:57PM +0400, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:
I suggest we find a way to close a mail thread. Obviously we can't stop people from sending mails, but, like when a mod sees the topic has been juiced out, he closes the topic which practically means:
What problem are you trying to solve? Are we suffering under a burden of pople resurrecting old threads from ten years ago, or even a year ago?
I wish people *would* resurrect old threads, rather than just start a new thread covering the same old ground. At least that way there is a chance that they may have read the previous correspondence.
As for your idea of closing threads after five days, *if* we were to do such a thing (and I don't think we should) five days is ludicrously short. It might be okay for people who have nothing better to do than sit at their computer replying to Python-Ideas (and I've been there...) but for people who are busy, or have been sick, or have had computer problems, five days are nothing. I've been in all of those positions: I've been away from home and too busy to read emails for a week, I've been in hospital for two weeks, I've had my ISP silently dropping all email for ten days, etc.
The beauty of email is that it is *not* real time: people can respond to threads a week or two later. Don't wreck that feature.