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Locked Thread Policy
    #4279390 - 06/10/05 12:12 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I feel that anonymous locks are feeding into the lack
of continuity and accountability that is plaguing the
moderation of some forums.

I believe that if a thread is to be locked, that the mod
who has taken the action should post in the thread
with a note indicating the reason why the thread was
locked.

This will keep the confusion and FUD to a minimum
by clearly explaining the reason for the closure as
well as establishing a clear record of lockings for each
moderator.

Surely accountability and clearer communication
can't be a bad thing.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: afoaf]
    #4279830 - 06/10/05 02:03 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

afoaf said:
I feel that anonymous locks are feeding into the lack
of continuity and accountability that is plaguing the
moderation of some forums.

I believe that if a thread is to be locked, that the mod
who has taken the action should post in the thread
with a note indicating the reason why the thread was
locked.

This will keep the confusion and FUD to a minimum
by clearly explaining the reason for the closure as
well as establishing a clear record of lockings for each
moderator.

Surely accountability and clearer communication
can't be a bad thing.




if a Mod is too lazy to write down a few lines, he/she should leave the job... IMHO.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Hermes_br]
    #4284652 - 06/11/05 10:38 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

true, it's not a tall task.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: afoaf]
    #4287378 - 06/12/05 05:25 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I don't know if this version of UBB has or lacks the feature, but a nice feature from many forums I've helped at that I've liked is the moderator/administrator "After posting do..." So in order to lock it, you'd have to post saying "I'm locking this thread because of FOOBAR." and then select "Lock this thread after posting" and voila.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: delta9]
    #4287538 - 06/12/05 05:58 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

>I don't know if this version of UBB has or lacks the feature

Lacks, obviously.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: afoaf]
    #4287555 - 06/12/05 06:02 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I completely agree. It'd be much more helpful even if the mod just quoted which rule the person broke, or gave a one-sentence explanation. It's extremely annoying when a thread is suddenly locked and you don't know where it went wrong or why.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Anno]
    #4288992 - 06/12/05 11:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I don't think that's obvious to a non-admin.

just because it's currently not implemented in production
here doesn't mean it's obviously lacking.

I'm sure there's plenty of UBB bells and whistles you guys
have not enabled for general use.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: afoaf]
    #4289059 - 06/12/05 11:32 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

shutup foafy, ill liock your thread


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: afoaf]
    #4289716 - 06/13/05 02:45 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

>I don't think that's obvious to a non-admin.

You really think we would disable such a feature if it was there just to angry you?

>I'm sure there's plenty of UBB bells and whistles you guys
>have not enabled for general use.

LOL, you should get a trial copy of UBBThreads and check it out.
You will notice that we have ADDED dozens if not hundreds of features here which are not in the standard UBBThreads.
The only worthwhile things that comes with UBBThreads and are not enabled here is:
- attachment upload (we have a custom image upload instead)
- HTML use in posts (for security reasons)


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Anno]
    #4289748 - 06/13/05 02:54 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

so, why shouldnt mods provide a reason for locking threads?


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Vvellum]
    #4289829 - 06/13/05 03:13 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

If a thread is locked, then because it is against the rules. Most times it is very obvious, to everybody, why. If it is not obvious, read the rules, and you will find out.
The moderators are currently not required to provide a reason, but they of course can if they wish.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Anno]
    #4290158 - 06/13/05 05:28 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Though it is not required they say something...
Quote:

>I don't think that's obvious to a non-admin.

You really think we would disable such a feature if it was there just to angry you?



This makes me think it would be desired?  Also, having little experience with UBB on the administrative side makes it difficult to guess which features are remiss :wink:

It'd be a pretty simple addition to ensure that they must say something, even a link to the rules (also easily made an auto-response).

I volunteer to code it.



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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: delta9]
    #4290171 - 06/13/05 05:50 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

>This makes me think it would be desired?

By some users, obviously.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Anno]
    #4290640 - 06/13/05 12:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

IPB>UBB


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Anno]
    #4290650 - 06/13/05 12:17 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

If it were always obvious why a thread was locked, this thread would not exist.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Redstorm]
    #4290745 - 06/13/05 12:41 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

It is more like: If people cared to READ and FOLLOW the rules, this thread would not exist.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Jim]
    #4290754 - 06/13/05 12:43 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

GratefulJim said:
IPB>UBB




In many things, yes.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Anno]
    #4290767 - 06/13/05 12:45 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

It is more like: If people cared to READ and FOLLOW the rules, this thread would not exist.

That's not always true. I posted a thread in OTD that got me banned yet the only response I received was the coverall "Mods and Admins have the final say!". How can someone know exactly how they broke the rules when there is such an all encompassing "rule" which offers no real direction.


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: cb9fl]
    #4290788 - 06/13/05 12:51 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

>I posted a thread in OTD that got me banned yet the only response I received was the
>coverall "Mods and Admins have the final say!".

This is not true.
First you received a warning via PM because you were post whoring in the pub.

Then you were banned with the explanation, I quote:
" Enough shit posts in the pub for you"


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Re: Locked Thread Policy [Re: Anno]
    #4290814 - 06/13/05 12:55 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I'm not talking about that incident. I'm talking about an earlier one.

As to that incident.

First you received a warning via PM because you were post whoring in the pub.

May have been a problem with the PM system but I never received a PM.


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