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23-10-2014, 01:01 PM #1
QuantaCat, Why Are You Locking Threads?
I tried just PMing you, but your mailbox is full so the only way to ask this is publicly.
Why lock the "Bite the Hand" thread? Unless you deleted comments, there doesn't seem to be any reason to do so. I understand locking threads that have devolved into flame wars or rampant personal attacks, but why that one? What standards are you using to determine whether a thread should be locked so the rest of us can know why/when something is out of bounds?
23-10-2014, 01:03 PM #2I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
23-10-2014, 01:05 PM #3
He's a mad man, out of control, on a whiskey bender and out of smokes.
No wait. That's Bernard Black."Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""
23-10-2014, 01:15 PM #4
I posted about the point being in kicking a man when hes obviously fucked up, then some new users continued to do so. I dont see a point in having this thread around, there are better discussions to be had.
except, of course, self gratification.
also, my inbox is a bit free-er now.
23-10-2014, 02:09 PM #5
There's nothing in that thread that breaks any code of conduct and the story is still newsworthy given the tweets his partner is making and the effort to get the game back on Steam.
In all due respect, it's not your job to cut off civil discourse on this forum. It's your job to cut off uncivil discourse. In essence, the message you're sending is that you will cut off discussion on any controversial topics at any time for arbitrary reasons.
Please reconsider your decision on this and other threads like this.
Last edited by Granath; 23-10-2014 at 02:12 PM.
23-10-2014, 02:39 PM #6
As for the thing, I dont know if theres an effort being made for the game to get back on steam, however, I dont see why further abuse should go in the direction of one person, which is what the thread was going for, in the end.
23-10-2014, 02:57 PM #7
ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN: NO CONTROVERSY ALLOWED
23-10-2014, 03:30 PM #8
no, the problem is: if there is discussion to be had without referring to the idiot that made death threats, sure. I cant see it. You are free to make a topic that doesnt base on him fucking up, but on his recovery, maybe thatll steer people towards something positive instead of something negative
23-10-2014, 03:40 PM #9
23-10-2014, 04:09 PM #10Guild Wars 2 - Failbaddon, Mars Baneblade, Vulkan Hellhammer
Elite: Dangerous - EpicTheTrumble
Steam - EPICTHEFAIL
23-10-2014, 04:10 PM #11
"ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN: NO CONTROVERSY ALLOWED"
Did you not notice that thread was on its sixth page or something? Surely you can see that it was either struggling to stay on topic (discussing what Twitter is for, etc.) or repeating itself? Any other forum I've seen would lock a thread under the same circumstances.
Getting all hyperbolic about it isn't going to help the situation or help you get the conclusion you want. Mods/admins are human like you, humans make mistakes, if you think someone has made a mistake it's better to discuss it with them directly and take it from there than jump straight to making a finger-pointy thread in the hope that others will jump in. I personally agree with you, if there's more to discuss - the effort to get PA back on Steam may be worth discussing, though I personally wouldn't participate - then the thread should be reopened, with the caveat that if it's overrun with 'Mike Maulbeck is a colossal twat' then it'll be closed again. Same as any other forum would, really.
23-10-2014, 04:13 PM #12
23-10-2014, 04:29 PM #13
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23-10-2014, 04:40 PM #14
Well, since the topic even made it to the front page (unlike others) I don't see why it shouldn't be discussed here, especially since the comment section beneath said article is open, too.- If the sound of Samuel Barber's "Adagio For Strings" makes you think of Kharak burning instead of the Vietnamese jungle, most of your youth happened during the 90s. -
23-10-2014, 05:11 PM #15
Yesterday, 10:18 AM #16
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Whereas here, in the past, we've allowed discussions to develop and change topic as they go on without shutting them down and insisting people create a new thread. Because we're all grown adults and don't need a thread topic to dictate the single thing that can be discussed within. We can handle a discussion moving on (to a discussion on the use of Twitter, etc) without having a different thread title. It does appear to only be Quanta that struggles with threads going off-topic, though I appreciate as a mod it might make things harder to keep track of. But it's part of the charm of this community.
with the caveat that if it's overrun with 'Mike Maulbeck is a colossal twat' then it'll be closed again. Same as any other forum would, really.
I also don't buy the "abuse directed at Mike Maulbeck line" because, as far as I am aware, he's not a member of this forum?
Yesterday, 05:18 PM #17
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As primarily a reader rather than a poster, I find the way threads go off topic around here hugely infuriating, and am currently having a meta crisis since feel this very post is doing just that.