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Old 08-11-06, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Why do so many threads get locked around here?

I don't understand why so many threads around here are locked for no apparent reason. I've never seen anything like it before.

Like somebody was publicly thanking Mike, and was immediatly locked and he was told to use PM. Or a conversation is going on about some photos, and its determined they are not what the OP thought they were, so it gets locked. Or somebody asks a question and as soon as the question is answered the thread is locked.

Why is this?
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Old 08-11-06, 10:11 PM   #2
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Because the thread has served its purpose and to save the eventual derailing and flaming that has been happening more and more lately, the mods decide to preemptively stop the thread from continuing.

What's the big deal?

And go to some other forums to see what they're like...this is by far the most lax forum I've ever posted at.
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Old 08-11-06, 10:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why do so many threads get locked around here?

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I don't understand why so many threads around here are locked for no apparent reason. I've never seen anything like it before.

Like somebody was publicly thanking Mike, and was immediatly locked and he was told to use PM. Or a conversation is going on about some photos, and its determined they are not what the OP thought they were, so it gets locked. Or somebody asks a question and as soon as the question is answered the thread is locked.

Why is this?
Okay you got me. You want the truth?

MikeC doesn't really run this website. In reality, I do.

I tell people to lock all these threads because well.... I'm an asshole of sorts.
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Old 08-11-06, 10:14 PM   #4
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ya this thread is very leanyant on the thread locking compared to my other ones, theres several threads locked every few hours on the linuxforum i post on, which is a lot sense theres only about 60 active posters and usualy less than 10 on at a time
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Old 08-11-06, 10:26 PM   #5
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I think because most of them dont stick with the rules.
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Old 08-11-06, 11:24 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why do so many threads get locked around here?

Well I don't do a whole lot of forums, and the main one I'm used to doesn't lock hardly anything, so to see so many locks here just surprises me. Guess I'm spoiled by the freedom we have there.
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Old 08-12-06, 03:09 AM   #7
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Default Re: Why do so many threads get locked around here?

This thread was moved.

Now it must just get locked. That would be the cherry on the cake.
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Old 08-12-06, 08:07 AM   #8
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We do have a tendency to over moderate. I am working with the mod.'s to get them to ease up. This thread does belong in the Feedback Forum though. Thanks for your feedback SillyEagle .
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Old 08-12-06, 11:03 AM   #9
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I think this thread needs to be locked!
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Old 08-12-06, 11:19 AM   #10
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In before the lock!
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Old 08-12-06, 01:46 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why do so many threads get locked around here?

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I tell people to lock all these threads because well.... I'm an asshole of sorts.
You got that one right
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Old 08-12-06, 07:41 PM   #12
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LOL

I had a friend who had his own forum and he didn't just lock or move threads. He deleted the whole thing if it upset him. Of course it didn't take long before everyone left, including me. I even copped a ban once. For teasing him because he couldn't tell the difference between Kiss and Van Halen

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