To give some background, the current auto-locking of old threads was implemented to help direct users to either find the most relevant information or post questions in new topics to encourage the sharing of the most recent data. If you wish to read more about the discussion surrounding this functionality, you can check out a couple of those topics linked below the poll.
Any modifications to the auto-close system would have no effect on manually closed topics.
This topic is closed to restrict conversation to the currently running discussion about this.
Should we disable the auto-closing of old topics?
If yes, would you instead be satisfied if the forums didn’t show these topics as unread when closed?