To prevent irritating bumping of "dead" topics, an autolocking mechanism is in place. An unpinned topic is automatically locked if its last reply is at least d days old AND there are at least t topics newer than it in the same forum. Autolocking is enabled in these forums only: Forum Affairs, d=30, t=0 General Sonic Games, d=90, t=40 Engineering & Reverse Engineering, d=90, t=40 Members Lounge, d=7, t=40 If you have valid reasons to keep your topic alive for a long time (e.g. status update for your program), feel free to either manually bump it before it gets autolocked, or PM me to request for having it pinned. On the other hand, of course you can simply start a new topic when needed.