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Thanks to everyone for their feedback on this, and my apologies for the radio silence.
Taking all the comments into account, and given the marked increase in the posting of spam on older articles etc, we've decided to close comments on articles/blogs after 30 days, and comments on Any Answers 14 days after the last post. This should come into effect in the coming weeks.
If you'd like to add a comment or correction to a closed thread that's fine - please get in touch with one of us via the site's private message service or hit the 'report' button at the bottom of the article/AA post.
In light of the feedback about the ability to edit a question, and concerns about individuals deleting/editing their questions, our tech team is now actively looking into a solution that will prevent this. Hopefully more news on this soon.
Thanks as always and best wishes,
Hi EM. Yes, you should be able to add 'thanks' even if the comments are closed.
Quick update: Yes it would be possible with mod approval.
Is this of more interest to AccountingWEB than the Christa Ackroyd case Justin?
Good question... :-) Will put that to our tech team and get back to you.
Thanks Justin - exactly the sort of thing I was hoping to draw out that we hadn't thought of.
How often does this happen? As far as I know, the editorial team would have the ability to open up comments again, so perhaps the solution here would be to send one of us a private message or email to do so?
Thanks Cheshire. Acting on messages from yourself (apologies for the lack of a reply) and others I raised the deletion issue today.
A potential fix could be built in, which would stop members from editing their own posts after a certain period of time - in the case of our sister site UKBF, it's a draconian 15 minutes! If approved I'm unsure how long putting this into place would take, so won't make any promises - more when I know more.
As discussed previously, I don't think there's any scope for change on the anonymous function. Sorry, I realise that's not what people want to hear.
Thanks again and best wishes,
Thanks Sarah - here's the link in case people missed it: https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/practice/general-practice/kpmg-shutters-...
I remember talking about this with you a while back, and you expressed concerns about the state of the bookkeeping from clients you'd picked up from them. What do you make of it all now?
Wassuuup dear members,
While the idea of being able to choose what's trending on the site has a certain appeal, I'm afraid it's all automated - literally the most-read Any Answers for a certain period of time.
AccountingWEB does relatively well on Google searches for specific topics, and I guess 'HMRC access codes' is one of those. Perhaps a certain event is happening at the moment that affects client gateway accounts, and people are asking questions about it? I can only speculate.
Hope that's helpful. Back to my skateboarding now.
PS What are clackers? Sounds like prison slang to me.
Haven't read the Times' report, but isn't part of the ruling also based on its 'healthy' branding? It's the Jaffa Cake case for the 21st Century!