I wouldn't mind chiming in, yet slightly changing the subject, on this one too. Maybe a couple polls would be in order?
Why archive at all? There are times when it is nice to bring an older thread back to life. I follow some other bulletin boards, that function this way and it works well for the way "I" use the boards. Maybe others feel the same way?
For instance a person is looking for a certain boat brand. They locate an older thread with some info that pertains to their purchase and bring it back to life, because maybe someone now has more experience with their boat make and model or hopefully someone new to the board can share their info (Always growing right?). Yes you can link to something that has been archived, but that is not always ideal.
This one I feel strongly about and have brought it up in the past. It would be really nice if the Non-Wakeboarding Discussion would at the least be archived. There are other peoples posts all the time looking for past threads and they can not find them, due to them being completely removed. We have had some great picture threads in the non-wake discussion forum, with cute kid pics, favorite pets, to spectacular vacation photos. For someone who knows where the search button is the information can be brought back, like an old book or photo album, to enlighten the next person of subject matter in a particular thread.
How 'bout them polls?
Edit: Speaking of which, why can we not do polls in a thread? Again most other bulletin boards seem to be able too. If you want examples for anything written above let me know.
(Message edited by Peter_C on August 06, 2006)