Can't we come up with another way to inform people that forums are being closed rather than flooding the recent posts with:

"Please be advised that due to no activity on this thread in the past 60 days, we will be closing the thread in a few days. Thank you for your participation in forums.

Firehouse Web Manager"

Unless this isn't a REAL mediator...
If it is, stop the unnecessary posts and just send an email stating this.