Difference between Auto-Close and Close Temporarily

Hi, I do not understand the difference between Auto-Close and Close Temporarily. Thanks.

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Hello,

When you auto-close a topic you are essentially adding a countdown before it gets closed. You can only open the topic by manual moderator intervention - pressing ‘Open Topic’

When you close a topic temporarily it will close and it will tell you when it will reopen again. It will reopen automatically.

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For Close Temporarily I tried this functionality, this is the dialog box I get:

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It is right now 17h23 local time, I set the topic to be closed at 6PM and I get the message that the topic will automatically open in 37mn, that is at 6PM.

Either I don’t understand how it’s working or if I understand, the prompts are incorrect. How a topic which will be closed at 6PM automatically can open at the same time? Apart if the prompt “When” would be “Until”, in that case I would understand the logic.

Thanks.

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If you look at your screenshot, notice it says This topic will automatically *open* in 37 minutes. The timer is to set the open time. When you Close Temporarily, the topic is closed immediately and whatever time you set it for is the time the topic reopens.

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Thanks @JimPas , I guessed that but the wording “When” is so confusing.

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