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Topic Closing by Waflix at 3:04 PM (937 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Waflix
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    I think it is quite annoying that, when you started a topic, and the problem is solved, the TS can't close his/her own topic. Right now we have to ask it to a Moderator, Administrator, etc..
    Why can't we close it ourselves?
     
  2. TwinRetro

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    This has been discussed before, and it was decided that it would lead to abuse.
     
  3. Wabsta

    Member Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Why would you want to close a topic in the first place? You can just wait while it's on its way to the last page of topics.

    Aaaaaand, if someone had the same problem as you had, for example, other people can still go into this topic, and thank helpers, or ask for more help.

    The reason why topics SHOULD be closed, is if the topics are against the rules, or maybe because of a flame fest.

    TL;DR, there is no need for us "normal users" to close topics.
     
  4. Waflix
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  5. Wabsta

    Member Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Why do you give a useless response to a pretty usefull post, and also, ignore a usefull post I did?
     
  6. FireGrey

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    Topic solved mods plz close.
    LOL JK xD
     
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    Then this forums would be full of topics like "FUCK YOU MODERATORS" or something like that and few seconds after that the troll would just close it..
     
  8. Waflix
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    Ok.
     
  9. tj_cool

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    Giving all user the ability to lock topics isn't a good idea. They would close it on the wrong moments (when they get flamed, when there's still very active discussion, ...)

    If you really need a Topic closed, use the Report button and add as reason that the topic must be locked.

    Locking it won't stop you from reporting, and us from warning [​IMG]
     
  10. Waflix
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    My final thanks.
     
  11. Rydian

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    Yeah, there's tons of people here who would just insult somebody, then close the topic so that user can't respond... which might cause them to make a new thread about it which would be seen as trolling.
     
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    This.

    There is already enough trolling going on around here.
     
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