Number of responses

@allknowing (61698)
India
June 29, 2010 7:14am CST
When the number of responses go beyond ones capacity to comment and counter comment is there a way where one can close a discussion rather than ignore responses received?
3 responses
@zralte (4186)
• India
29 Jun 10
As the previous responses mentioned, there is no option to close discussion. And I don't see any reason to close it. It entirely depends upon the discussion starter to keep the discussion going. If the responses are not commented back on, then it becomes a question with a series of answers. I had previously responded to a discussion that was started more than 6 months ago and the discussion starter responded right back. The BR was already given, but I didn't feel I was ignored or left hanging.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
29 Jun 10
It is better to have a few responses and comments and counter comments rather than a volley of responses that have no comments in that case it becomes a question answer session and this site is all about discussing a topic. I just made a suggestion and I wanted your views on that.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
29 Jun 10
This is a 'discussion' site and not a question/answer site and that is what I was told when I too felt the same way as you do now which is it is enough if we just respond.
@owlwings (38876)
• Cambridge, England
29 Jun 10
Discussions are never closed, even those which were started five or six years ago. I suppose one way of showing that you have had sufficient responses is to award a Best Response but it doesn't stop anyone from adding to the discussion if they want to.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
29 Jun 10
I am watching what is going on here where there are a bushel of responses. There is enthusiasm at the beginning and it tapers as the number of responses increase and those who come in last with their two pence worth are left high and dry. Something needs to be done, I feel imho.
@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
29 Jun 10
'When the number of responses go beyond ones capacity to comment and counter comment' That number is extremely individual depending on the Lotter that starts the topic surely? Some seem to have no capacity whatsoever and do not even comment to one single response while others continue even after their topic has received more than hundreds of responses. If I start a discussion, it is just that, a discussion, and therefore open to opinions forever. It is not a question with a correct or incorrect answer and therefore it is never closed but is always open, even years later, for new opinions by those who missed it when it was first posted. I have only two discussions where, for personal reasons, I stopped commenting. One day I will still get back to those who so kindly joined in offering their thoughts.