Closing of Posts, question and suggestion (in General)

QBRanger May 8 2010 12:48 PM EDT

Generally I understand why posts are closed.

However, with the Arizona immigration post I am confused. There were no personal insults just a few jabs at both conservatives and libersls. I do not want to start a long thread about this but perhaps the following addition can be made:

Instead of at the end of a closed post it just states the post is closed perhaps it can state:

Post closed by XXXXX.

That way if there are questions as to why it was closed, like I currently have, a CM can be made instead of a forum post bound to get clouded by hysteria and ill feelings.

QBRanger May 8 2010 12:53 PM EDT


Would it be a good idea to have a marker, perhaps an * by the number of replies on the main forums page to see that a post has been locked by the admins/moderators?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 8 2010 1:24 PM EDT

Isn't the last person who posts always the one who closed a thread anyway?

QBRanger May 8 2010 1:25 PM EDT


AdminShade May 8 2010 1:28 PM EDT

unless that person is an admin, usually not. I don't know who closed this particular thread.

Cube May 8 2010 1:38 PM EDT

It was quite an old post it may have been automatic. It's just about 2 weeks old, and IIRC debate threads close faster than normal.

Especially since no admins posted in it. I doubt anyone closed it down. Open a continuation?

AdminShade May 8 2010 1:40 PM EDT

If people keep on replying, it won't auto close so fast. Also 2 weeks isn't a usual timing afaik. But I won't say it's impossible.

Cube May 8 2010 1:40 PM EDT

Oh, I didn't see the admin post it wasn't there before when I last looked.

AdminG Beee May 8 2010 2:54 PM EDT

Threads should at the very least be marked with a "closed" comment in order to identify to users that the thread has been closed by an admin.

Unless I've missed an obvious reason why we shouldn't do this then it will be standard going forward.

AdminNightStrike May 8 2010 2:58 PM EDT

Yes, good policy.

The asterisk thing I don't think will be necessary if moderators document their work.
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