If we are talking about dead-dead threads and archiving, I like the idea of keeping good dead threads around, in a separate archive-esque board or a straight up archive. I consider it more reliable and comfortable than keeping screencaps (ignoring a scenario where kissu dies out of nowhere), it should also be better for lurking newcomers than ocassionally having a screencap thread.
Imagine a board like /poll/ where you can select a thread currently present in another board, and if enough people agree to it the thread is permanently archived. Like in 4chanarchive or sup/tg/ (which is still active, it's had 20 threads added this year).
Although this would mean adding features, which is unwanted.
If this is about slow threads, then maybe a catalog sort which uses average post length? It would give priority to a bad thread with lots of words over something like >>>/qa/33109 , but it should help those >>147
mentions. Maybe mash the sort with reply count and inverse bump order, but that'd get more complicated and I don't think it'd help.>>165
I dun geddit. Say thread A is at the end of the first page and has a value of 1/2, and then thread B in page 2 is bumped. If all other threads in page 1 are normal and have a value of 1, would thread A stay in place and would instead the thread above it be moved down to page 2?