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#1 matthew180

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:17 AM

I'm new to bleeping computer, but not new to Internet forums, and I just ran across a topic that I was participating in and found it locked... Who makes such decisions? Personally I've never been on a forum where someone gets to decide that a topic has been answered satisfactorily, and closes the thread to any new posts. Usually people just get sick of trying to answer a person's questions and simply quit replying, but the point at which anyone gives up on a thread depends on any given individual. Frustrating to say the least.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

Reasons for locking topics vary, and those who lock them are moderators or above.

Which topic is locked that you say you were participating in? I do not find a topic that you have posted to that is locked.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:18 PM

As Orange Blossom states we are unable to find a topic you are participating in closed or locked from this list: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=user_activity&mid=624878

The decision to close a topic can range from a request by the original poster of the topic, or a staff decision that the topic is hopelessly off topic and lost it's value. Or that the further discussion would violate the rules. There is no one size fits all reason. We do close malware log topic as resolved or close discussion topics if the member ultimately posts a log. As long as the topic is not in jeopardy of infringing guidelines or rules of the forum we do not close them.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:34 PM

After I posted this message I had the idea to PM the moderator and ask to have the thread unlocked. Apparently that happened pretty quickly, since neither of you saw the thread in the locked state. I probably should have PM'd the moderator first, it just didn't cross my mind until a little later. Sorry.

The thread in questions is not really out of context, vulgar, or anything like that, but I suppose the O.P. is not "getting it" and the moderator felt the original questions were answered (which they were.) I guess my tolerance for those kinds of threads is higher than the moderator's. ;)

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:04 PM

but I suppose the O.P. is not "getting it" and the moderator felt the original questions were answered (which they were.) I guess my tolerance for those kinds of threads is higher than the moderator's. ;)

If the questions have been answered and it now becomes a matter of just :deadhorse: we will close the topic. I hadn't considered that possibility in my quick list of reasons, since that is one of the more rare instances. That also becomes a judgment call with a moderator. So there isn't really a one size fits all template for that occurrence.

Thanks for letting us know you were able to participate as you wished.

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