#1
Since the current brand of software running these forums tosses up suggested topics, we're seeing a lot of threads that are *years* old reappearing.
Next thing you know, someone is responding to the old thread and getting a reprimand from a moderator for resurrecting a zombie thread. And THEN it will be closed.

While I understand that it's valuable to have the old threads around for reference, is there a way to simply globally close all of those past a certain date? That would leave them available, but immune to attempts at revival.
#2
No, for better or for worse we do not have that capability.
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