1) The vast majority of Users don’t know, or remember, to periodically remove their Cleared Activities to keep the database lean. Act is 25+ years old, and we’re seeing more gigantic Activity tables in legacy databases.
2) Many users want to use their Calendar or Task List to track their past cleared Activities, i.e. a Weekly Progress Report. (and refuse to remove their Cleared Activities because of this).
3) New ACT users are frequently confused by Cleared Activities Vs. Histories. The display of both in ACT has clung on for years because it’s the raw display of the underlying ACT database structure.
1) When Activities are cleared by the user, ACT will automatically remove that Activity from the database table and create the History.
2) All ACT reports/dashboards/tabs that display Cleared Activities will pull those from the History table. Perhaps using a SQL view that pulls from the Activity and History tables.
3) All Histories, including manually created Histories, will be displayed on the Calendars and Tasklist in the familiar “strikethrough” format. Instantly, you now have a printable History Report in Calendar/Tasklist format.
This idea appeared in different form than I originally suggested here, hopefully is more precisely stated above.