I have been handed a requirement for a community forum intranet project I am part of. part of the spec is a retention policy which will automate closing inactive threads, retain them for a period in an 'Archive' category and then delete them after a further period.

I can find to way to close active threads so they cannot be posted in or replied to.

Does anyone have any experience of solving a problem like this?

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I had similar requirement recently, however did not find any out of box way of doing it.

Something I did:

  1. Create a new column e.g. status
  2. Create a workflow to rename the title (add [CLOSED] to the beginning) and then modify the permission of members group to read. Once the status has changed to closed, members will not be able to reply.

If you have found any better solution, please let me know.

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