We recently had a series of long-winded discussions and I also noticed that sometimes solved topics get sidetracked after a solution is posted. So I am trying out auto-close for topics that have found a solution.
A day seems a little short. Maybe two days? I do think that this could improve the quality of discourse here as several of the least constructive conversations recently were these long-lived zombie discussions.
I think that even 5 or 10 days would be OK. The community of regulars is not that large, people take a break, or are busy for a few days, etc. What we don’t want is topics resurrected after months of inactivity.
Sorry, not sure I get this. Will it means that topics will AUTOCLOSE after a certain period?
If yes, I don’t think it’s such a good idea. It happened with me already a couple of times that I revived a certain topic that I found by search-before-you-ask and had something new/related to add instead of opening a new thread and loose the (useful) history of the old one. Cases like this are probably more common than the loooooong discussions that we may have in mind.