Cheers ladies & gents.
Your thoughts are very much appreciated (the constructive ones).
I realise this isn't the Moneysavingexpert forums and we don't just simply ask questions. I just saw the concept and wondered if it had any merit here.
Having read the feedback so far, it seems the merits of such a mechanism are far outstripped by the merits of open and ongoing discussion.
@Sixty before the usual suspects demonstrate how unbothered they are, I'm happy for this one to be locked if you are?
I am a big fan of 'weeding' and keeping things in order, a symptom of my OCD I don't mind admitting.
I would be in favour of completely deleting threads that have ground to a halt and warrant no further comment. There maybe exceptions to the rule such as the DIY Thread as created @MrBane that will always be a constant source of mirth, laughs and giggles on a Winter's day.
There are also those threads that some members may have started under the influence of something or other, (we know who we/they are) and really do nobody any favours, these should be deleted never to see the light of day again.
I can think of at least one example of one of mine that was a complete waste of rations and pixel space.
May I humbly suggest that members contact you or @Sixty via PM and request such threads be removed.
This would at least reduce the number that would require locking by your good selves.