Could there be a permanent, read-only migration destination for those highly voted, popular "dinosaurs", which are permanent delete candidates or are dangling between on hold and reopen?

Something like museum.stackexchange.com (museum could be called offtopics, cellar, oldies whatever).

  • Would this be more appropriate as a question or proposal on area51.stackexchange.com ? – BLaZuRE Jul 30 '13 at 8:35
  • @CodyGray sorry did not find this thread, since my focus was not on deleted. – bummi Jul 30 '13 at 8:38
  • Fair enough. This has just been discussed fairly extensively on Meta. We now have a better solution, though, and that is a historical lock. (Creating a Stack Exchange site that people by definition cannot interact with doesn't exactly work well.) – Cody Gray Jul 30 '13 at 8:39
  • @CodyGray thanks for above link, so this a pure moderator action? – bummi Jul 30 '13 at 8:42
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    @bummi if you mean adding a historical lock to a post, yes it is. I'm pretty sure that only diamond moderators can do it, and it is not part of the tools given to 10K/20K users. – psubsee2003 Jul 30 '13 at 8:48
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    Yes, it is diamond moderator only. Not all old content is of such high quality that it needs to be kept around. If you think a question merits a historical lock, you can either flag for moderator attention and request it, or ask a [discussion] question on Meta featuring a link to the question. Lots of people have done that in the past for specific questions; you can turn some of them up with a search here. – Cody Gray Jul 30 '13 at 8:55
  • @CodyGray Thanks, seems as if I did not use the suitable keywords on my search :-( – bummi Jul 30 '13 at 9:03

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