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MODS: Do questions never close now?

I've noticed that a lot of questions remain open past what I thought was only a 2 week window for being open...we're talking months and months here on some questions...is this something new?

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Yes, questions are open indefinitely now.

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I had thought I noticed it before, but I just got an alert that a question had been answered that was 8 months old...I thought I was crazy lol Thanks!!
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awesome!
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don't like that. thumb down.
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Not sure I like it either...seems like zombie questions are popping up now...
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possibly i been here for many years but i never heard of this

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your awesome
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Yeah, I've seen questions that say one year.

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Questions are always new to those who have not read it, YES THEY DO NOT HAVE AN EXPIRY DATE SO THE WINDOW IS KEPT OPEN FOR EVER.

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It used to be that questions were only open for 2 weeks and by open, I mean open for answering/commenting only, not for viewing. You could always view a question, even if it was closed and you couldn't answer/comment. I'm not sure why the change has been made that questions don't close now, especially since some questions only have one answer and some questions get repeated by multiple askers...plus, if I ask a question today, I'm not really looking for someone to answer it 6 months from now...
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I will be pleased if I get the right or some useful answer even after one year because if it is a problem for me now and if I am not satisfied by many answer and if by chance of by luck I get a good answer which satisfies me I WELCOME IT. YES TIME IS NOT A FACTOR FOR ME.
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Just because they're "old" to some, doesn't mean they're "old" to everyone. People searching for info/answers may find them informative!

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It used to be that questions were only open for 2 weeks and by open, I mean open for answering/commenting only, not for viewing. You could always view a question, even if it was closed and you couldn't answer/comment. I'm not sure why the change has been made that questions don't close now, especially since some questions only have one answer and some questions get repeated by multiple askers...plus, if I ask a question today, I'm not really looking for someone to answer it 6 months from now...
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