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#1 Dallas Racer

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:31 PM

I've noticed some threads being locked by their authors recently. I went to my skewed arm thread just to see how its done. I couldn't find a lock thread feature. How do you do it? Thanks!


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:08 PM

You have to be a privileged author, one who keeps things in moderation.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:14 AM

"How do you lock a thread?"

Start bitching endlessly about how bad Retro racing is. :D
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:16 AM

Look in the FL series rules.

I'm willing to bet FL has the most lockdowns.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:34 AM

Loctite 480.  :)
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:09 AM

Look in the FL series rules.

I'm willing to bet FL has the most lockdown.

 
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:45 AM

To be clear, only admins and mods can lock/close threads.

In general, the guys running racing series are given mod privileges for the forums created for those series.

There are a few helpful folks who have site-wide admin powers.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:04 AM

Oh, OK. But why would a thread need to be locked by the author? Why would anyone start a thread and not want anyone to post? When I start a thread, I'm really disappointed when no one post.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I think I know the example you are referring to.

The author was getting tired of "advice" given in one of his build articles.

IIRC, the last straw was three posts on how he should be using a purple guide shoe, instead of the blue one, he planned to use.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

Why would anyone start a thread and not want anyone to post?

 

Because they don't. It is not necessary or even appropriate for "anyone and everyone" to post something every time they see a new thread. This is a blog (says so in the name of the website), not Facebook or Twitter or whatever.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

I think I know the example you are referring to.

The author was getting tired of "advice" given in one of his build articles.

IIRC, the last straw was three posts on how he should be using a purple guide shoe, instead of the blue one,he planned to use.

 
Mike Patterson: I think the guide should be purple, whether it's historically accurate or not.
 
dc-65x: I bet Joel would think everything should be purple
 
Bill from NH: When Camen used to issue paper catalog sheets, they were printed in a bold purple ink on a lighter-colored purple paper. A friend who has stayed overnight at Joel's VA home told me his beds have purple sheets and pillow cases and he wore purple pajamas.
 
That seemed to be a good natured exchange to me. I enjoyed it. I don't understand why anyone would be offended/irritated by it.
 

Because they don't. It is not necessary or even appropriate for "anyone and everyone" to post something every time they see a new thread. This is a blog (says so in the name of the web site), not Facebook or Twitter or whatever.

 
You had three posts in Pablo's thread, Rick. You were even part of the purple guide flag exchange. So I guess you're not one of the "anyone and everyone," like most of the rest of us seem to be. And I get not wanting the endless arguing that goes on on Facebook, but "post something every time they see a new thread" is a good thing to most people. We are here to interact with each other, aren't we?
 
I would say this is a blog in name only. Its run on forum software, not blog software. But even blogs have a comments section.
 
I've noticed the builders that have their own subforums don't seem to like posts in their threads, and I don't mean this to be as an insult as I do understand it, other than pats on the back for their work.
 
But hey, it's all good. Its not anything that matters.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

But hey, its all good. It's not anything that matters.

 

With that, I'll lock this.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:40 PM

Mike,

 

Please feel free... :victory:


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

Let me add one more thing...

 

When someone is given a personal area at Slotblog, they're usually given mod rights for their subforum and have permission to run it as they see fit, with wide lattitude. Other than massaging some things to align with Slotblog's appearance and formatting stylesheet, I rarely overrule a subforum 'owner.' It's kinda like giving a child permssion to decorate his/her room to their liking so long as certain hygenic standards are observed. LOL.


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