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Topic: Why do topics get locked?

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scribblenauter

scribblenauter

1. Posted:

I was just wondering why topics get locked, so will somebody tell me? Also, please don't lock this one. :p

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bro2dragons

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2. Posted:

different reasons. they're redundant, they're in danger of becoming nasty, they've gone hopelessly off topic, they violate certain rules, or there was no point to the thread to begin with and it's just taking up space on the website. those are the most common reasons.

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moomoo

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3. Posted:

They're usually inapropriate or break the rules of conduct, which I won't bother to link. :p

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James

James

4. Posted:

Usually for the reasons listed - going off-topic, descending into needlessly vitriolic or abrasive posting, duplicating content, all sorts of stuff. It's also a commonly accepted piece of necessary forum upkeep.

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bro2dragons

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5. Posted:

also, as a side-note, theblackdragon thinks it's fun. so it's become a hobby of sorts. it's how she gets her jollies. :D

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Toon_Link

Toon_Link

6. Posted:

Don't let tbd near this thread.
She'll lock it. :P

EDIT:

moomoo wrote:

They're usually inapropriate or break the rules of conduct, which I won't bother to link. :p

Well, I will.:P

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The_Fox

The_Fox

7. Posted:

If you ever go on a non-moderated forum you'll see how important locking/deleting threads can be.

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Knux

Knux

8. Posted:

Because, some topics just get out of hand sometimes. Other times, I bet it is for fun. :P I bet this topic will be locked. :D

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Ristar42

Ristar42

9. Posted:

Yeah, some times I can see a topic should get locked as people are getting a bit silly / personal... There are limits to communication in forums so moderation can really improve how they function.

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Sylverstone

Sylverstone

10. Posted:

Yeah, the guys explained it.

The only time my threads locked down: once where I locked my own before locking became exclusive to mods and a duplication (TBD locked it :D Thought I wouldn't be a casualty :p)

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StarBoy91

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11. Posted:

Speaking in the forums is like being in a world full of moderation. The reasons topics are locked are to keep the peace, as well as the reasons others listed.

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Noire

Noire

12. Posted:

So that people can no longer post in them, duh. :P

ahh, such an age-old question, up there with where do babies come from

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Raylax

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13. Posted:

PhoenixSage wrote:

So that people can no longer post in them, duh. :P

ahh, such an age-old question, up there with where do babies come from

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James

James

14. Posted:

There's really only one way this topic can end, right?

I am not ignoring you. I just do not post much.

Sorry, this topic has been locked.