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Posted 11/20/13
That sad moment when you spend 30 minutes writing a response to a topic and when you hit reply you find out it got locked and your comment dissapears

It'd be funny if this topic gets locked too
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Posted 11/20/13

Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:

That sad moment when you spend 30 minutes writing a response to a topic and when you hit reply you find out it got locked and your comment dissapears

It'd be funny if this topic gets locked too


...Eh...it...probably will, since it doesn't generate much to talk about...

...But I know what you mean, I hate that too!
Posted 11/20/13 , edited 11/20/13
The only reason a topic gets closed normally, is if there's a duplicate/rant/inappropriate/or it breaks the site rules listed right down there --V


kinda like this one. But I'll move this into feedback for you.
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Posted 11/21/13 , edited 6/24/15
I think that this forum is too heavy handed with thread locking. I've been in the OP's situation quite a few times, it can be really frustrating!

It doesn't make sense to have a policy of perpetuating super threads any time someone wants to discuss something. The forums aren't new user friendly at all because there's all these goofy sub-rules that have been around forever. It took me months to learn the ins and outs of the Crunchyroll forums, and even now I will sometimes find myself in the OP's position where a thread that's generating legitimate discussion gets locked out of the blue because there's a thousand post thread about the same thing that was made ages ago.

And no matter how polite the mod is when they close a thread, you're still sort of made to look like an idiot for not finding the duplicate super-thread that they want you to post in, which may be weeks old since the last post. Those are always almost impossible to find because the search function is unintuitive. So quite often it's a total crap-shoot if the post your creating or replying to is an original thought or not.

I think it's high time that you ease up on that rule. This is a high traffic forum, and if a post has been buried a few pages in, it should be perfectly reasonable to be allowed to create a new thread. People who make new threads generally have fresh ideas and perspectives on whatever they want to discuss anyways!

It's also weird because most forums are the total opposite. People usually get crap for necroing threads, but here you get crap for creating new threads INSTEAD of necroing a thread...

Just my thoughts on this. I've been moderating forums for a long time, and the backwards way it's done here has always irked me. Plus it's just never fun to have to bury my thoughts in some gigantic monster thread that was made in 2008 or whenever.
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Posted 11/21/13 , edited 11/21/13
When a thread gets locked, can we have it so that the thread opener always gets quoted so that he or she will receive a notification that it got closed? I think most mods already do this (but I think there might be some that don't since they may not know how helpful it is for the OP), but every once in a while (most recently today, actually) there are still cases where this doesn't happen and the OP ends up confused and starts asking elsewhere as to where their thread went.

Thx!
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Posted 11/22/13 , edited 6/24/15
Wow, it happened to me again in some random thread about fan service. I post a reply, check back later and can't find it. Then I see it got locked and has been referred to a thread that had the last posting on September 5th.

That's a little over two and a half months old. With a search function that doesn't work unless you type in the exact title of the other thread, is this really how things should be? Conversations forced to end so that we can go post in a thread that by the standards of any other forum would be in "necro" territory just doesn't seem right to me.

Come on guys. Let old threads die, and let new threads flourish. Change is good! Set up auto-prune so that the forums don't get too huge, lock duplicate threads if there's too many of them on the last couple of pages, and call it a day. Wouldn't that be so much easier than making these unnecessary locks be 90% of a moderators job? All that this current set up accomplishes is to create frustration for the user base.
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Posted 11/25/13
As a person that's had a couple threads locked (because there was a duplicate buried somewhere on the site), I feel for you. Would be nice if they just moved the entire duplicate thread into the other thread and maybe have it redirect if that's even possible with this site's software.
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