You may come across various discussions with a blue “Archived Content” message, which is your indication that the information within the thread may no longer be accurate or relevant. The community manager only archives content based upon factual accuracy or relevance, as opposed to simply archiving content by how old it is because relevance can be subjective. For Instance, a restaurant recommendation may be relevant for years on end, while discussions about the 2009 MegaBonus may be relevant for up to a year.
For your convenience, archived content is still available in the community. Archived content is not removed so you can reference these previous discussions as you’d like.
Identify Archived Content
Archived content will have three distinct visual treatments to help identify outdated discussions:
A grey icon instead of the typical orange icon
The blue “Archived content” message at the top of the page
And the background of the thread itself will be grey
If you use the search box (in the top left corner), archived content that matches your keywords will appear in your results. You can identify archived content by the grey (and not orange) icon.
If you browse content within any of the discussion topics, you can chose to omit archived results by selecting “Exclude archived”. Conversely, you can also search only archived content by selecting “only archived”.