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Favor Regarding Locking threads.

09-17-2009, 12:15 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,750
Favor Regarding Locking threads.

Hi. I love that the moderators are locking duplicate threads and deleting off-topic posts from threads (including mine), but could I ask one favor.

When you lock a thread because it is a duplicate of another one, can you add a post at the end with the link to the existing thread. That way people don't have to go searching for it.

What do you think?

Regards, Michael
09-17-2009, 12:38 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: SG
Posts: 3,549
This should already be the current practise.

However, sometimes a link is not needed when the existing (or first) thread is already much more active (and hence on page 1). For example, when a big game comes out, we typically have 3-4 threads coming out at the same time announcing that one game. It will be pretty easy to find the one open thread.

In any case, if you are lost and find a thread without a link, just report the post (click on the little red triangle on the top right) so that a mod can insert a link to the existing thread.

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09-17-2009, 01:29 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prab View Post
This should already be the current practise.

However, sometimes a link is not needed when the existing (or first) thread is already much more active (and hence on page 1). For example, when a big game comes out, we typically have 3-4 threads coming out at the same time announcing that one game. It will be pretty easy to find the one open thread.
Its not that it is hard to find the correct thread, but if there are four or five of them, it could turn into a fair amount of trial and error since from the front page you can't tell which one is locked.

Also, if you are subscribed to a thread that is then locked, you will get a last notice saying the thread is locked and here's where to go to continue the conversation. Otherwise you might just think the conversation had died.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prab View Post
In any case, if you are lost and find a thread without a link, just report the post (click on the little red triangle on the top right) so that a mod can insert a link to the existing thread.
Thanks, I will do this.

Regards, Michael