Just curiosity here. Not a criticism.
Is there a specific rationale behind the way discussion threads are managed?
Are the threads closed automatically? Or explicitly by an admin of the site?
I get that some topics are better as StackOverflow topics. But also wondering if there is suppose to be a specific way a thread can or should be marked as open ended vs close ended.
Seems like there are use cases for both. But perhaps having the ability to classify the thread as such up front would be helpful. With visual indicators.
Somethings are long discussions that probably never should be closed. And others are truly quick and can be truly resolved.