1 FAQ tagged with threads

How long do threads remain open?

After a certain amount of time, threads are automatically closed to new comments. The length of time varies on different parts of the site.

MetaFilter - close after one month
Ask MetaFilter - close after one year
FanFare - always open
Projects - always open
Music - always open
Jobs - there are no comments on Jobs
Podcast - never
IRL - close after 6 months
MetaTalk - close after one month

On MetaTalk and IRL only, a thread can be closed by an admin but not deleted - such threads remain visible on the main MetaTalk or IRL page. (See here for more on why this happens.) Note that this fuctionality does not exist on the other subsites, so for example it is not possible for an admin or a user to "close" an AskMe thread without deleting it.
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