I oppose the idea of having an “eternal” category (which I guess would function like a “best of” list).
- It’s a very subjective issue to decide what should even be moved to such a list. People can already make their own lists of interesting threads anyways.
- There’s no need to bump threads to prevent them from being closed (except in ogs-development), which means the original motivating reason does not exist.
- Moving things into a separate category breaks the original categorization.
In general, I don’t think bumping an old thread simply for the sake of bumping it is that great. If someone wants to bring up an old thread, they should at least make some effort to add to the discussion, and saying something like just “bump” is only adding clutter.
On the other hand, when an old thread does get bumped, I think caution should be exercised when it comes to closing and/or hiding those threads. In the past, I’ve seen threads summarily closed after being bumped, which isn’t always fair either.