What's the trigger for closing a topic?
Original post made by Curious on Apr 18, 2007
on Apr 19, 2007 at 9:58 am
Bill Johnson is a registered user.
We "lock" threads when it seems to us that the comments are degenerating in tone and thoughtfulness, becoming overly repetitive, or have become an uncivil debate between only a few participants. This is obviously subjective, but we're learning that controversial threads with emotional posts can fuel an escalation in the emotion and a nasty dialogue that we don't want to support on the forum. Since anyone can start a new topic, locking a thread is sort of like a "time out" for those participants. We do NOT lock threads due to the number of comments.
on Apr 19, 2007 at 5:26 pm
Thanks, Bill, you can take this off the topic list if you like.
on Apr 20, 2007 at 8:59 am
I am truly getting irritated by the "purge attitute" of the palo alto online staff.
Completely reasonable comments are deleted.
Anybody interested in starting a new FORUM with reasonable moderation.