I have a forum going on and I find that users keep talking on and on in certain threads.
It feels like clutter to me, seeing threads that are 600 pages long, but it does not seem to bother my users.
As I see it, I have 3 options.
- Let them talk. Who cares how many pages the threads are, they just jump to the last page anyway.
- After an x amount of posts, automatically archive the previous posts into an archive thread. There will be a link in the top of the thread to view the archive. This way the original link is preserved.
- After an x amount of posts, automatically close the thread and create a "part 2" with a link to the new thread after the last post (so, at the bottom of the thread).
What would you do?