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Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by Mikebits, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Mikebits

    Mikebits Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there is a good reason, but I was just wondering why the books section is read only? I still like real actual books, and often buy them for my library. I often want to share info on good books that I come across. Often times, I am unsure about a book and like to get other peoples opinions, mainly from those that may have read the book. So just wondering why the book archive is read only, and can it be changed to allow new topics be added. If there is a reason why this would be bad, then that is totally cool.

    Mucho Gracias'
     
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  2. Little Ghostman

    Little Ghostman Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I second this, I love books and have a load of them, I would like to do some in depth reviews on some books. Glad your another book worm mike :D, way too many kindle lovers in the world, you just cant beat sitting curled up in front the fire with a book.....ahhh the smell of a good old book :D:D:D
     
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  3. DerStrom8

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    I have been looking into this. I'm not sure exactly what qualifies a forum as needing to be put in the "Read Only" archive. It says that the archive is for inactive forums, so I made a test post (as a moderator apparently I have that ability) to see if it would refresh it and take it out of the archive, but it did not.

    The moderators are having an ongoing conversation and hopefully will be able to speak with the admin/s regarding the matter. Unfortunately the moderators do not seem to have the ability to take a forum out of the read only archive.

    We'll keep you posted.

    Regards,
    Matt
     
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  5. Mikebits

    Mikebits Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Matt :)
     
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    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Just a suggestion: cant the whole book archive be copied and pasted to a new open thread somewhere and perhaps some time in the future the old locked book archive deleted, or is there some major practical problem?
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  7. DerStrom8

    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    The book archive is a forum, not just a thread. There is no easy way to simply "copy" the entire forum into a thread.
     
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    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Oh I see. Thks Matt
     
  9. Mikebits

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    I doubt there is much interest in reading books these days, as I think most people have gotten too lazy to read, and if it ain't on YouTube, they are not having it...
     

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