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Reefius
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259 posts since 7 Dec, 2013, from Belgium

Postby Reefius; Fri May 05, 2017 2:25 pm Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

I find it very strange that anyone can start a thread and just lock it whenever they feel like it. In my opinion only mods should have the power to lock threads when they get out of hand (flaming/trolling, off-topic replies, ...)

It's kinda pointless when someone asks a question and then locks the thread because they found the answer by themselves, without posting the solution (which could be helpful for other users).
chk071
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12155 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Fri May 05, 2017 2:33 pm Re: Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

It's not "news" anymore, it's "infotainment".
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Postby Numanoid; Fri May 05, 2017 2:37 pm Re: Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

Reefius wrote:It's kinda pointless when someone asks a question and then locks the thread because they found the answer by themselves, without posting the solution (which could be helpful for other users).

Why are users even allowed to edit posts :help:

I mean, in sales sub-forum, once a sale is done, a seller might delete the content of the post, so it is not possible to use such postings to get a view of how much one should charge for a plug second-hand based on previous sales.

Over at GearSlutz it is even so that a post must first be approved by mods, before it becomes posted. That is proper control!
chk071
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12155 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Fri May 05, 2017 2:40 pm Re: Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

Oof, i definitely think posts should be editable. Otherwise mine would hardly make sense most of the time, or be readable with all those typos. :P
It's not "news" anymore, it's "infotainment".
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Michael L
KVRian
 
1448 posts since 25 Jan, 2014, from the End of the World as we Knowit

Postby Michael L; Fri May 05, 2017 4:13 pm Re: Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

This is a good idea. It's poor sportsmanship if the OP closes a thread when he starts to lose the argument he started. The funniest example was wagtunes who closed a thread immediately after posting one long rant :lol:
"As the artist goes deeper into his own thing, he learns what works and then needs fewer tools."
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Postby Numanoid; Fri May 05, 2017 4:17 pm Re: Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

If you don't like OP's being able to close a thread, why participate in the thread in the first place?

Kind of amazes me that anybody would reply to any thread started by Wagtunes in the first place.

Maybe because you can bitch about it afterwards, "oooh the OP closed the thread" :hihi:
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Michael L
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1448 posts since 25 Jan, 2014, from the End of the World as we Knowit

Postby Michael L; Fri May 05, 2017 8:51 pm Re: Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

^^^ He locked that thread immediately after making only ONE long post, in order to prevent ANY replies.
I think it was a good idea, and he should do that more often :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
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"As the artist goes deeper into his own thing, he learns what works and then needs fewer tools."
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fluffy_little_something
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8963 posts since 5 Jun, 2012, from Portugal

Postby fluffy_little_something; Sun May 07, 2017 4:21 am Re: Only mods should be able to lock a thread, not the thread starter

I agree, it should not be possible for normal posters to close their own threads.

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