At 3/31/03 01:59 PM, Ted_Easton wrote:
What I really dislike is all the "mystery locks".
It when you go to post in a topic, and it's been locked for an unknown reason.
It may seem to be uneccesary work for the mods to state a reason, but I think it would go a long way towards battling anti-mod sentiments.
Yeah, sometimes I see topics that I don't think should be really locked. But, most of the topics I see that get locked are locked for the right reason - repetition of topics (NG users should stop bugging other users for reviving dead topics, it prevents the forums from getting a lot of topics that have the exact idea of topics that have "died", but were not deleted, besides, revived topics already have some old posts, sometimes with good points and ideas, to start the new posts up), spam, unreasonable agressive manner, and many other things not helping the forums.
So, mods do deserve a lot of credits for clearing the BBS from junk, just like blammers clear the portal of junk. I know people do get pissed when they get banned and have their topics deleted, but it's usually for the right reasons.
Sometimes, mods should leave reasons for why they lock up a topic, but many times, it's pretty obvious what the reason is. And, I have seen many messages left by mods in locked topics, like "This topic already exists, go to...[and then the link]".
Whoa, too much text on something that's not even so related. I got too many ideas in my brain, I should really think less.