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    Default Closed threads

    I don't think Mods should continure to post on threads that are closed

    That's it really.

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    Default Re: Closed threads

    I'm not sure why we have closed threads. If individuals want to carry them on thatshould be their call. Members of the forums can ignore any thread they wish to - closed or not.

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    Default Re: Closed threads

    I think that it is correct for mods to close threads from time to time, eg where the tone or the content of the thread becomes immoderate or where someone external looking at the site may reasonably conclude that the topic or the manner of discussion is unbecoming of a group of officials (and others)

    Sometimes a mod have drafted a response and they will be able to post it even after another mod has closed the thread. This is a benefit (or curse) of being a mod

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    Default Re: Closed threads

    Closing threads is a legitimate Mod tool , and could be done for many reasons

    The thread closed today should (IMO) be removed from the site. It does RR no favours at all. Comments like that would be deleted from many newspapers, certainly that content should not be on a site by refs, for refs . But whatever , the mods make that decision not me

    But mods can't have cake and eat it, closing a thread and then five hours later posting on it

    We have had this discussion before but it keeps happening
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    Default Re: Closed threads

    Mods don't see the thread as closed unless they look really closely at the left hand side, where the padlock isn't always obvious.
    This has happened before where a mod has replied to a comment without noticing that the thread is closed.

    I can guarantee the last message was posted without realising the thread was closed.

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    Default Re: Closed threads

    If contenst is not appropriate then yes the thread should be deleted. But that is different for closing.

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    Default Re: Closed threads

    Threads might be legitimately closed for many good reasons . Eg because they have become boring or repetitive, with no need to delete

    On many forums thread are automatically closed after a period of inactivity .. say six months or a year .. this would be a good idea on Rugby Refs as a discussion from some time ago may well be referencing laws and guidelines that are out of date , and it can be confusing if it seem to be current (better to start a new thread)


    Phil yes I am sure it was accident but you guys need to change your setting , so that mods can't post (it will be a setting somewhere) or just find a way to tell eachother when you close a thread
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    Default Re: Closed threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Mods don't see the thread as closed unless they look really closely at the left hand side, where the padlock isn't always obvious.
    This has happened before where a mod has replied to a comment without noticing that the thread is closed.

    I can guarantee the last message was posted without realising the thread was closed.

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Phil yes I am sure it was accident but you guys need to change your setting , so that mods can't post (it will be a setting somewhere) or just find a way to tell eachother when you close a thread
    What padlock?!

    I presume it is my post that has given rise to this. I have no problem with improving the notification system.
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    Default Re: Closed threads

    We’ve frquently had a load of ‘padlocks’ written on here but I’ve never spotted one!
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    Default Re: Closed threads

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    What padlock?!
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Mods don't see the thread as closed unless they look really closely at the left hand side, where the padlock isn't always obvious.
    This has happened before where a mod has replied to a comment without noticing that the thread is closed.

    I can guarantee the last message was posted without realising the thread was closed.
    That (invisible) padlock.
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