OP's being able to lock their own threads

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Castiel, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Castiel
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    What if we made it so that the OP could lock their own threads, but not unlock it. This way the OP doesn't need to bother the mods in order to get a thread locked, and the mods would still have the final say if they decide to lock a thread.

    I don't know exactly just how much power mods have, so I don't how how much this would take away (if it would even take away that much). This could also obviously lead to people locking interesting threads for dumb reasons, but I figured it could still be an idea that gets discussed.
     
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  2. Hyro-Sama

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    Is this in response to today's mishap in the General Gaming Discussion board?
     
  3. Castiel
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    Nope. Don't even know what you're talking about
     
  4. Hyro-Sama

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    I see.

    Well, this is something to consider. I have sneaking suspicion though that this function has been or will be abused if implemented.
     
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  5. Zarcon

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    It's been suggested before, but the decision was that we didn't want members needlessly closing their own thread which could still be useful to others.

    There are very few reasons why a legitimate thread should be locked instead of just left alone.
    If the issue is dealt with then no one will post in it anyway.
    If someone else has a related issue which isn't solved yet then they can use that thread.

    Blatant spamming or something is a different matter of course.
     
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  6. Hells Malice

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    There would be far too many people ragequitting their threads.
     
  7. JoostinOnline

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    I agree, but I still think we should be able to delete our own posts.
     
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  8. Castiel
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    I tried doing a search but couldn't find anything about it :/


    Deleting is different from locking, although they both produce the result of no one being able to post in them anymore ;)
     
  9. JoostinOnline

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    I didn't say delete threads, I said delete posts. Believe it or not, even I have been known to post something stupid and/or private at 4:30AM (like the time I revealed step 3 to my plan of world domination). A few seconds after clicking Post, it hits me what a mistake it was to say such a thing. As I can't delete my post, I scramble to replace edit it and write "Nvm" or something in it's place.
     
  10. Castiel
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    My bad. Also, I know where your coming from. Of all my 185 posts, that has happened to me at least 3 times now.
     
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  12. Hyro-Sama

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    Thought there was already a button that allowed us to delete our posts. I swear I've seen it before.
     
  13. Hells Malice

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    You have when you quoted someone with modship. You see the delete button when you post.
    At least I think that's how it happened.
    Can't use it though.
     
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    yes but it doesnt work it always says your not authorized :P
     
  15. Zarcon

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    Could always check over your post before submitting it.
    ...or quit posting at ungodly hours of the night/morning, ahaha.
     
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    If someone wants their thread locked just report it and a mod will close it for you. It really is no trouble for us and it takes up like two seconds of our time.
     
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    I disagree with the general opinion, it seems. You can't just start talking about something and then swallow it right back as if it never existed - threads that are not valuabale to the OP anymore may be valuable for other users, giving them the capacity to lock threads gives them the ability to limit free speech when the thread isn't going in a direction they intended.

    Locking and deleting threads is a job for the moderators - if you want to retract previously made statements, you have the Edit button, the Report button and further replies with clarifications at your disposal - exercise those privileges.
     
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    That is what everyone except the OP is saying. You are agreeing with the general opinion.
     
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    I got a different impression reading all the "let us delete our posts, plox!1!" posts. Sometimes people say stupid things - they should deal with it and with the consequences. Admitting that you're wrong does not hurt.
     
  20. JoostinOnline

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    You said people shouldn't be able to lock and delete threads (we were talking about posts), which is something everyone but the OP agrees on.

    Edit: And you are making it sound like people deserve to be punished for saying something stupid.