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    12 Feb '07 10:481 edit
    How about adding an option like this to the forums?

    "The subscriber" who started a thread can have the power to close the thread (because it's obsolete) if wished so.

    Unnecessary idea?
  2. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    12 Feb '07 10:53
    You are absolute.
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    12 Feb '07 12:352 edits
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    How about adding an option like this to the forums?

    "The subscriber" who started a thread can have the power to close the thread (because it's obsolete) if wished so.

    Unnecessary idea?
    What would be the reason for differentiating between subscribers and non-subscribers this time? 🙄

    You can edit stoopid posts in threads if you are quick enough, and just leave a blank post.
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    12 Feb '07 12:55
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    What would be the reason for differentiating between subscribers and non-subscribers this time? 🙄

    You can edit stoopid posts in threads if you are quick enough, and just leave a blank post.
    I know it's hard to be a non-sub. I feel your pain. Been there.
  5. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    12 Feb '07 13:00
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    How about adding an option like this to the forums?

    "The subscriber" who started a thread can have the power to close the thread (because it's obsolete) if wished so.

    Unnecessary idea?
    If the thread is obsolete, what is the need to close it ?
  6. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    12 Feb '07 13:531 edit
    The problem with this feature is a user could start a topic, give their ideas that no one agrees with... and just close it right away so no one can post.

    Some users have some pretty wild ideas, and they know few agree... but they start their thread, say what they want and close it.

    Now other users will get upset and start another thread on the topic blasting that user for what they did.

    P-
  7. Standard memberWulebgr
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    12 Feb '07 17:14
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    You are absolute.
    Don't you mean obsolete.
  8. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    12 Feb '07 17:24
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Don't you mean obsolete.
    The original post contained absolute rather than obsolete.
  9. Standard memberWulebgr
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    12 Feb '07 18:54
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    The original post contained absolute rather than obsolete.
    figures 🙄
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    12 Feb '07 19:361 edit
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    The original post contained absolute rather than obsolete.
    My original posts that were removed say below:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    To dear XanthosNZ,

    "Stop being a -lovely- commodity"

    "...and if you did not understand what I just said, then you already are ready to get -edited-"
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    p.s. -words changed-
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    12 Feb '07 19:39
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    The problem with this feature is a user could start a topic, give their ideas that no one agrees with... and just close it right away so no one can post.

    Some users have some pretty wild ideas, and they know few agree... but they start their thread, say what they want and close it.

    Now other users will get upset and start another thread on the topic blasting that user for what they did.

    P-
    Yes, but only an idiot would start a topic that he-she wants to discuss and close it right away.
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    13 Feb '07 08:34
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    How about adding an option like this to the forums?

    "The subscriber" who started a thread can have the power to close the thread (because it's obsolete) if wished so.

    Unnecessary idea?
    An important thing to discuss is - Who owns a thread? The one started it? The one most active in the thread? The last poster in the thread?
    My answer to the above posed question is - None of them.

    I would be rather disappointed if I invested lot of thoughts, time and writing to make my point in a subject only to discover that he who thinks he owns the thread just closed it. No way that I would like this.

    No one owns a thread, no one.

    The only one that should be allowed to close a thread is the moderator, and not without strong reasons to do this.

    But what happens if any one hijacked a thread by going off topic in such an extent that the thread title is no longer relveant? I would say that ordinary net etiquette should be employed, and if so, this problem doesn't ever aaply.
  13. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    13 Feb '07 16:43
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    Yes, but only an idiot would start a topic that he-she wants to discuss and close it right away.
    Welcome to RHP.
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    13 Feb '07 19:20
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    An important thing to discuss is - Who owns a thread? The one started it? The one most active in the thread? The last poster in the thread?
    My answer to the above posed question is - None of them.

    I would be rather disappointed if I invested lot of thoughts, time and writing to make my point in a subject only to discover that he who thinks he owns the ...[text shortened]... say that ordinary net etiquette should be employed, and if so, this problem doesn't ever aaply.
    Very good points are adressed for sure. I have produced the same thoughts before I posted it.

    However, there are some exceptions when the threads get obselete and they are needed to be closed. There are, at may times, good reasons for that.

    In addition, to prevent the abuse, maybe -only- experienced users should have the option, like users with 20.000 moves and over.
  15. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    13 Feb '07 20:18
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    Very good points are adressed for sure. I have produced the same thoughts before I posted it.

    However, there are some exceptions when the threads get obselete and they are needed to be closed. There are, at may times, good reasons for that.

    In addition, to prevent the abuse, maybe -only- experienced users should have the option, like users with 20.000 moves and over.
    I think users with purple shirts should be able to close threads. Not sure what chess moves have to do with this.

    P-
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