Automatic thread locking is now live on Connect:
Rules for locking a thread:
- A thread will be locked if it has not been replied to in 6 months (six months from the last comment).
- A thread will be locked if it has been marked as solved and has not been replied to in 1 month (1 month from the last comment).
- A thread with no replies will stay open indefinitely.
Messages to be displayed at the end of the thread (where comment box normally appears): "This discussion has been locked because [there have been no replies in six months] or [the thread has been solved and there have been no replies in 1 month]. Please start a new discussion." This message should only be visible if the user has rights to comment (they are an authenticated user).