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Question for Kevin: Archiving of Threads on Permanent Boards

Will a thread be archived and removed from a permanent board, like American Classics, some time after there are no new messages posted in the thread? If so, what is the time interval? (A month?) Thanks in advance.
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Re: Question for Kevin: Archiving of Threads on Permanent Boards



pmath wrote:
Will a thread be archived and removed from a permanent board, like American Classics, some time after there are no new messages posted in the thread? If so, what is the time interval? (A month?) Thanks in advance.




Good question. I was wondering the same thing myself. If old threads aren't removed, the boards are going to become unwieldy.
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Re: Archiving of Threads on Permanent Boards



pmath wrote:
Will a thread be archived and removed from a permanent board, like American Classics, some time after there are no new messages posted in the thread? If so, what is the time interval? (A month?) Thanks in advance.


The editors and the moderators are in serious thought about the archiving issue. We don't want to stop conversation prematurely, but also understand the concern. I think we're going to give it a little time to play out.
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Re: Archiving of Threads on Permanent Boards

I've been thinking this would be an issue for 2 months. I really should be the brains behind the outfit LOL :-D
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Seems like no one really did a good analysis of what is going to happen before they jumped onto the new technical solution. And if they did then it was not complete& adequate. Half thought=half result in this case.

Some things you can't predict but the most of what we participants make comments on was not that difficult to determine.

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can you still read from the holiday book boards?


Kevin wrote:


pmath wrote:
Will a thread be archived and removed from a permanent board, like American Classics, some time after there are no new messages posted in the thread? If so, what is the time interval? (A month?) Thanks in advance.


The editors and the moderators are in serious thought about the archiving issue. We don't want to stop conversation prematurely, but also understand the concern. I think we're going to give it a little time to play out.




I'm probably missing something obvious but is there a way to go back and read any of the old posts from some of the holiday books? I tried to do a search but I only got specific threads. Can you still go back and read those boards? Thanks for your help! :smileyhappy:
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Re: can you still read from the holiday book boards?

Wright,
For some reason, BNBC moves some archived discussions some places that can't be found. I can still access this board because I had floated it to the top of my list of boards. So, here's a trick to help you get to it: in the search box type these words: Catherine Hardwicke's Nativity Story. The first item that comes up belongs to that board and will be a message posted by pmath and then will bring you to the board.

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Wrighty wrote:
I'm probably missing something obvious but is there a way to go back and read any of the old posts from some of the holiday books? I tried to do a search but I only got specific threads. Can you still go back and read those boards? Thanks for your help! :smileyhappy:




Hi Wrighty,

You can find it here:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board?board.id=GiftIdeas

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For Wrighty and Denise: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and More

Yes, Denise, I floated the holiday classics board to the top, too! Here's a link, Wrighty:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board?board.id=HolidayClassics

donyskiw wrote:
I can still access this board because I had floated it to the top of my list of boards. So, here's a trick to help you get to it: in the search box type these words: Catherine Hardwicke's Nativity Story. The first item that comes up belongs to that board and will be a message posted by pmath and then will bring you to the board.

Wrighty wrote:
I'm probably missing something obvious but is there a way to go back and read any of the old posts from some of the holiday books? I tried to do a search but I only got specific threads. Can you still go back and read those boards?

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Re: can you still read from the holiday book boards?



BillP wrote:

Wrighty wrote:
I'm probably missing something obvious but is there a way to go back and read any of the old posts from some of the holiday books? I tried to do a search but I only got specific threads. Can you still go back and read those boards? Thanks for your help! :smileyhappy:




Hi Wrighty,

You can find it here:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board?board.id=GiftIdeas

-BillP



Hi, Wrighty,

I'm going to do a quick followup to Bill's answer. When you go into search, you will in fact find the threads or messages containing the words you searched on. ... If you go into one of those threads, you'll end up back in the "archived" message board. You can move around from there by using the breadcrumb navigation near the top of the page. It's in that grey stripe and will say something like:

Book Clubs Home : Recent Discussions :

You can always bookmark or float one of those boards if you think you want direct access to it.
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Re: For Wrighty and Denise: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and More

We could still post messages to it if we wanted to because they haven't locked it! Probably along the lines of how we've now recovered from the holidays: paying the bills, where to store the decorations, losing weight from eating all that holiday food!

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For Denise: February 2

[ Edited ]
Very funny, Denise! I just learned that the Christmas season used to end forty days after the Nativity, on Candlemas, so perhaps it also isn't really yet over after all.


donyskiw wrote:
We could still post messages to it if we wanted to because they haven't locked it! Probably along the lines of how we've now recovered from the holidays: paying the bills, where to store the decorations, losing weight from eating all that holiday food!

pmath wrote:
Yes, Denise, I floated the holiday classics board to the top, too! Here's a link, Wrighty:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board?board.id=HolidayClassics

donyskiw wrote:
I can still access this board because I had floated it to the top of my list of boards. So, here's a trick to help you get to it: in the search box type these words: Catherine Hardwicke's Nativity Story. The first item that comes up belongs to that board and will be a message posted by pmath and then will bring you to the board.

Wrighty wrote:
I'm probably missing something obvious but is there a way to go back and read any of the old posts from some of the holiday books? I tried to do a search but I only got specific threads. Can you still go back and read those boards?



Message Edited by pmath on 01-23-200711:46 AM

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Thanks for the help!

Thanks everyone! You were all very helpful and I'm so glad I asked. I knew someone would have the answer. :smileytongue:
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Re: For Denise: February 2

Well, there we go! Now we can keep posting messages about the holidays!!

Denise