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Chapter 6. Discussions > Administering Discussions

Administering Discussions

You close, or retire, a discussion when you no longer want new messages added to the topic but you don't want to delete the messages. Often there's valuable information in the messages that you don't want to delete, yet you don't need the discussion to continue. You may reach this point after many posts are added to a topic and the conversation's focus starts to drift. If the subject changes substantially enough that it can no longer be considered coherent, it's a good idea to start a new discussion and close the old one. In addition to keeping discussions organized, starting a new thread tells team members who haven't closely followed the discussion that it has taken a different course. A team member who didn't care about the original focus of the discussion may care about the new one.

You should also close a discussion topic that duplicates an existing discussion, since having more than one discussion covering the same topic leads to confusion.


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