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If you look at the change log for this community, https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/changes, it appears that many older posts are closed and archived by staff, some of them witout ever receiving replies.

Can you explain what the purpose of the archiving process is?
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pbn, thanks for posting this question. I was wondering about this myself.
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There are, for example, answers that could be given to this question that there weren't at the time (as there is now a thread on Contributor's Help for people to add their festivals):

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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Archived posts don't appear to be searchable. While this makes sense for some posts, such as those that are posted off topic, it isn't very convenient when it comes to older discussions that might contain good advice or references.
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Yes, I'd not be too bothered by this if they were searchable, but it makes it very difficult to find the older threads I'd usually direct people too (I have to dig out more recent threads where I link to them and work back from there, but there are going to be others I miss). This seems a bad idea as it means people are going to end up asking more questions that they could have answered for themselves through the search (and I assume there are plenty of people who are helped this way without having to log in).

However, I assume this is a GS issue, not one to do with IMDB specifically (unless there are settings they can tweak to make the archive searchable) so we might need to ask about this on their specific forums.

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