Summary feature is cool - how do we archive

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The summarized threads are automatically archived after another 14 days. This delay is to allow for an edit war over the summary itself. Manual archiving of unsummarized threads, perhaps by admins only, is a possible future feature.

The navigation problems are a serious known bug.

Best regards,

DavidMcCabe (talk)00:08, 28 November 2007

Thanks David,

Automated archiving is better. I was under the impression that once the prompt for summarising appears that users were required to take a decision about whether to archive or not and do this manually.

Automated archiving after another 14 days is really COOL.

I can hardly remember life before LQT and these days when I visit a MW installation without LQT I experience withdrawal symptoms :-).


Mackiwg (talk)00:08, 28 November 2007

A cool feature indeed!

Would it make sense to have the box requesting a summary (and archive) to appear only if the length of the discussion is more than x characters?

and to have an option to remove the box - e.g. if the discussion is expected to take a long time, or if the discussion should remain visible indefinitely? - Perhaps an "extend" button which will give it another 14 days?

(The box implies the discussion is dead - sometimes I start a discussion but do not invite everyone all at once within two weeks - and would prefer the box not to appear.).

Alternatively, just include two unobtrusive links on all discussions: "extend" and "summarise and archive" ?? - Ktucker 12:08, 27 November 2007 (CET)

Ktucker (talk)00:08, 28 November 2007