What is a fully merged stub topic?

Hi,

I’d like to make I understand a new feature correctly, namely: the 'delete merged stub topics after days' setting, which is described as “Number of days to wait before automatically deleting fully merged stub topics. Set to 0 to never delete stub topics.” in the Other section of the site settings. Does this pertain to every situation described in 2014 by Sam Saffron in the ‘Moving a single post topic leave around the stub’ topic? Or does it only affect a more narrow set of cases?

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A stub topic has only a first post, and no replies. All other replies (including the first post) have been merged into another topic, so the topic exists merely as a signpost pointing to the other topic.

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Thank you. I take it that this feature does indeed address the situation described in the aforementioned topic.

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It does, but that topic is so old I’m going to go ahead and delete it now :wink:

Good eye on finding it, we correctly predicted a feature, 7 years later…

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