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locked? #22593
01/22/04 09:43 PM
01/22/04 09:43 PM

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Why are some messages here locked so you cant aswer to them? Sorry if it's stupid to ask. I am new here.

Re: locked? #22594
01/22/04 09:47 PM
01/22/04 09:47 PM
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In the Questions and Answers forum specifically, the majority of threads are locked when a satisfactory and definitive answer is given. At the point that the question has been fully answered, no further posts are needed.


"The devil I'll bring you," answered Hagen. "I have enough to carry with my shield and breastplate; my helm is bright, the sword is in my hand, therefore I bring you naught."
Re: locked? #22595
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Threads tend to get locked for a variety of reasons, including:

1) The question that was asked has already been sufficiently answered, either on this board, in that thread itself, in some text, or elsewhere, so it doesn't need to continue to be re-hashed. Once the case is closed, to speak, so's the thread.

2) The question is invasive, cheeky, or stupid, in that it's already been answered sufficiently answered somewhere, it addresses a topic that is none of the inquiring party's business, it's so dumb it doesn't warrant a reply, or it was asked with the intent to deliberately and passive-aggressively shit disturb instead of sincerely obtain information.

3) The thread turns into an "emotional black hole" of off-topic badgering and fighting, in which case the conversation loses purpose and direction.


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Re: locked? #22596
01/22/04 09:51 PM
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Thanks to both of you!


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