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January 30, 2012, 02:46:09 PM
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So the SolidCoin folks have been creating 1-post locked threads announcing stuff.

Putting aside how you feel about SolidCoin, I wonder what other people think about that practice in general.  It seems to me to go against the purpose of "Forums" -- seems to me the whole point is discussion.  If you don't want discussion, then buy an ad or publish information on your website.

Seems to me locking threads should be a last resort instead of "I'll just lock every thread I make to keep out the trolls."

I'm going to lock this thread now because I think some people will disagree with me.
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January 30, 2012, 03:38:34 PM
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I was thinking about that myself earlier when I checked that forum, it bothers me too seeing a bunch of locked threads with 0 replies. With CH doing it three times in the past two days alone, just seems like they're gonna keep doing it unless something is done. 


A locked thread with no replies is useless to a discussion forum and should be deleted. Shouldn't be made in the first place actually, warn then ban IMO.   

   

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January 30, 2012, 03:46:11 PM
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A locked thread with no replies is useless to a discussion forum and should be deleted. Shouldn't be made in the first place actually, warn then ban IMO.   
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January 30, 2012, 03:47:20 PM
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I see it that they are just using those 1 post locked threads like free advertising.  Hoping to fool 0.1% of Bitcoin traffic to prop up their dying experiment in centralized control.

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January 30, 2012, 03:51:43 PM
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Even Atlas wasn't that desperate to pitch a bad idea.

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January 30, 2012, 03:53:42 PM
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This is serious! We need to prepare for the Bitcoin collapse!
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January 30, 2012, 04:29:14 PM
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Just repost a copy of the thread with '[unlocked]' added to the title.

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January 30, 2012, 04:33:53 PM
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I know that they don't work as advertising, because I've never seen one.  That said, our forum, our rules.  The Solidcoin guys are here only at our pleasure, so if they want to advertise here they can buy ad space to support the forum or go start their own forum.

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January 30, 2012, 04:44:04 PM
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Would it be possible to make thread locking available for mods only? I feel like 99% of locked threads are inappropriate. If someone is trolling, shutting down the thread is a great way to feed them.

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A locked thread with no replies is useless to a discussion forum and should be deleted. Shouldn't be made in the first place actually, warn then ban IMO.   
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January 30, 2012, 04:58:36 PM
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I, as well, wasn't even aware of them until I read this thread, so at the moment, I don't think they've crossed the line into spamhood. Cablepair did the same thing for a while before giving up on it and I believe the SC folks will probably come to the same conclusion soon enough - it's a pretty ineffective method of advertising if that was the intended purpose.

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January 30, 2012, 08:18:55 PM
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I don't have a problem with them unless they get annoying. Sometimes they are useful for announcements.

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January 30, 2012, 08:36:23 PM
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Would it be possible to make thread locking available for mods only? I feel like 99% of locked threads are inappropriate. If someone is trolling, shutting down the thread is a great way to feed them.


I support removing the ability to lock for general users.  I would say only mods or paid "premium" users (or whatever you call them) should be able to.
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January 30, 2012, 08:39:44 PM
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This is serious! We need to prepare for the Bitcoin collapse!

Everything looks shipshape....what collapse, pray tell, are you speaking of oh wise Terry?

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January 30, 2012, 08:43:29 PM
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This is serious! We need to prepare for the Bitcoin collapse!

Everything looks shipshape....what collapse, pray tell, are you speaking of oh wise Terry?
The imminent Bitcoin collapse, Mr. Dragon.
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January 30, 2012, 08:58:17 PM
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If we can't have them removed as the unnecessary and unwelcome waste of bandwidth that they are, can we have a notification system implemented and a select cadre of users who have the ability to go in, unlock the thread, heap abuse on them, and then re-lock the thread?
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January 30, 2012, 09:04:56 PM
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This is serious! We need to prepare for the Bitcoin collapse!

Everything looks shipshape....what collapse, pray tell, are you speaking of oh wise Terry?
The imminent Bitcoin collapse, Mr. Dragon.

I think I'll stick with the more popular currency here....solidcoin does not seem to be the popular kid to hang out with on this campus.

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January 30, 2012, 09:11:33 PM
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Would it be possible to make thread locking available for mods only? I feel like 99% of locked threads are inappropriate. If someone is trolling, shutting down the thread is a great way to feed them.


I support removing the ability to lock for general users.

me too. this is the first forum on the whole internet that i've seen that even allows it.
same with deleting one's own posts.
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January 31, 2012, 12:37:57 PM
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I, as well, wasn't even aware of them until I read this thread, so at the moment, I don't think they've crossed the line into spamhood. Cablepair did the same thing for a while before giving up on it and I believe the SC folks will probably come to the same conclusion soon enough - it's a pretty ineffective method of advertising if that was the intended purpose.

Cablepair! I was thinking of him when I writing my first post initially but couldn't remember the name so I didn't mention it. That annoyed me too but he stopped soon enough and didn't do it that often when he did.  If he were still doing it I probably would have made this thread myself a long time ago.

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January 31, 2012, 01:21:05 PM
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I've posted on the issue before, about Cablepair when he did it a lot, and I'm definitely against it.  Gavin makes a good point in saying that posting a thread then insta-locking kind of goes again the reason of putting it on a forum.

I think the removing of users' ability to lock threads is a good idea, if it really is a thread that needs locking they can always report it to a mod/admin.
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January 31, 2012, 04:40:21 PM
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If we can't have them removed as the unnecessary and unwelcome waste of bandwidth that they are, can we have a notification system implemented and a select cadre of users who have the ability to go in, unlock the thread, heap abuse on them, and then re-lock the thread?

We have them, they are called mods.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

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February 01, 2012, 09:26:11 AM
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I agree.

Take the option to lock threads away from users... Or even just users that abuse it. If something needs locked/unlocked the mods can do it Smiley

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February 01, 2012, 05:48:45 PM
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What sucks is, iirc, the poster can unlock the thread, bump to the top with some inane shit, then lock the thread again. Wee, how lame.
Depending on how they do it, that might be against forum guidelines. If they bump it, they must say something worthwhile and on-topic.

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February 02, 2012, 04:19:44 AM
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But how could anything in the as-defined 1-post locked thread be construed as on-topic OR worthwhile?

The thread in and of itself is a prima fascia violation of the worthwhile standard of value, and unlocking to bump and post further, one sided conversation is an absolute violation of the rules.

Therefore I would submit for your consideration that the 1-post locked thread is illegal at inception and should be removed by swift moderation in every case.
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February 02, 2012, 04:31:13 AM
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I just recommended to someone in a PM that they create a 1-post locked thread to contain extra info that they didn't want to clutter up a main topic post with. I really think they are useful in some cases.

When they are annoying, mods should delete them. Report ones that you find annoying.

Locking your own topics in general is allowed so that OPs can disassociate themselves somewhat from topics that they no longer agree with. Otherwise their names would be attached to the active topics forever. It's also useful for trade topics that become closed.

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February 02, 2012, 04:35:06 AM
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So the SolidCoin folks have been creating 1-post locked threads announcing stuff.

Putting aside how you feel about SolidCoin, I wonder what other people think about that practice in general.  It seems to me to go against the purpose of "Forums" -- seems to me the whole point is discussion.  If you don't want discussion, then buy an ad or publish information on your website.

Seems to me locking threads should be a last resort instead of "I'll just lock every thread I make to keep out the trolls."

I'm going to lock this thread now because I think some people will disagree with me.
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Seems to me that the amount of bitching CoinHunter does about this forum in general that it's a little ironic that he should use it to promote "his" software.  And no, he shouldn't be allowed to in my opinion.

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