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LOCK MESSAGE SUBJECTS

2008-08-17, 21:50 PM

Message subjects should be locked after the first post to prevent the hijacking of threads.

 

What quickly starts out as "Why has the Stereo mix been disabled?" can easily become "Updating all my T61 Reviews Discouraging its purchase".

 

If a user has an answer to a question, they might miss, or avoid, the question due to an altered subject.

 

This can become very confusing and very misleading.

 

 

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Re: LOCK MESSAGE SUBJECTS

2008-08-17, 23:30 PM
That usually happens because we've merged duplicate threads.

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Re: LOCK MESSAGE SUBJECTS

2008-08-18, 0:31 AM

Thanks, Nonny!

 

I realize that, but many users have been changing the purpose of many threads.

 

Then, only MODs should be allowed to change subjects.

 

 

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Re: LOCK MESSAGE SUBJECTS

2008-08-18, 1:32 AM

Luke,

 

Your on a great point here, and I'll agree that the forum is running a bit differently than I envisioned it.   :smileywink:

 

I had hoped that members would choose appropriate thread titles, and minimize a lot of the emotional and overly generalized titles - "Lenovo stinks, everyone look out!" when they really are just looking for help on a R61 video camera issue, or some turbo memory help on a T61.   I had hoped we would simply change the titles of threads as appropriate in these cases, but many members seem to chaff when we do this, and we do want to be as open as possible, while maintaining some reasonable order for the benefit of all.

 

It would also be helpful, as you point out, for people to stick to the original subject so that it can be worked to conclusion.

 

I believe the rules already provide for the mod team to change thread titles, and move / merge threads as appropriate.   These activities are time consuming and also create some friction with some of our members, and so we are working to find the right balance of moderation to keep the community on a positive trajectory.

 

I appreciate your insight here and contributions - thanks!

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

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Re: LOCK MESSAGE SUBJECTS

2008-08-18, 5:10 AM

Thank you, Mark.

 

 

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