The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Forum Support > Site Questions and Tech Support (NO FIREARMS QUESTIONS)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 8, 2000, 04:15 PM   #1
nralife
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 7, 1999
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 1,235
When a thread is locked, could the moderators please give a bit more of an excuse why they did it other than a silly rolling eyes graphic? A rolling eyes graphic may be cute and "hip" but it conveys nothing and it makes you guys look like smart asses .

Thanks,
Joe
nralife is offline  
Old September 8, 2000, 04:26 PM   #2
nralife
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 7, 1999
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 1,235
...and no, it wasn't one of my threads that was locked.

Joe
nralife is offline  
Old September 8, 2000, 06:54 PM   #3
FUD
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 28, 2000
Posts: 1,727
On a related note, can a moderator re-open a thread? I was looking at the buttons on the bottom assuming they are the ones available to moderators and there doesn't appear to be a re-open one.

Suppose you lock the wrong thread by mistake. I've deleted files by mistake but fortunately they ended up in the trash bin and I was able to restore them. What happens if you close the wrong one by mistake? Can you unlock it?
FUD is offline  
Old September 8, 2000, 07:11 PM   #4
George Hill
Staff Alumnus
 
Join Date: October 14, 1998
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,546
First off - We Don't Need an "Excuse" to lock or even delete a thread.
Also - as we have jobs elsewhere and we are volunteers for TFL - sometimes we dont have the time to write out the full reasons for closing a thread... and if we do a Roll Eyes - then the reason is probably self evident if you have read the whole thread.

Also - we do not automatically reopen a thread... unless the thread is hot and continuing. Otherwise the option remains for members to reopen the thread if they wish to carry on that discussion.

Yes - if a thread is closed by mistake - we can and do reopen the threads... Move the threads... remove - whatever.

We dont want to walk over any members, or anything like that. But please bear with us as TFL has become very very large and threads can move very fast - when you get dozens of threads per forum a day, it can be hard to keep up.
If you take a day off - good luck trying to catch up! I dont think other sites have to volume that we do and still try to keep everything under control... not with this crowd!

Oh - and the next person that calls one of us a name will be tasked with trimming the grass and bushes around all our firing ranges with a pair of toenail clippers!



[This message has been edited by George Hill (edited September 08, 2000).]
George Hill is offline  
Old September 8, 2000, 08:33 PM   #5
nralife
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 7, 1999
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 1,235
First off - We Don't Need an "Excuse" to lock or even delete a thread

Yes sir mein Fuerer.

I made a simple request and even used the word please. I don't want to hear a bunch of crap as an answer! Go trim your own grass.

Later,
Joe
nralife is offline  
Old September 8, 2000, 10:52 PM   #6
RWK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 20, 1999
Location: Occupied Virginia
Posts: 2,777
.

[This message has been edited by RWK (edited September 09, 2000).]
RWK is offline  
Old September 9, 2000, 11:11 AM   #7
George Hill
Staff Alumnus
 
Join Date: October 14, 1998
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,546
nralife - I sense you have some issues.
Take it to email - you can find my email address as you can any other staff member.
Since I have not locked any threads lately - I'm thinking you have some issues with another staff member?

Oh - by the way - check your email.
George Hill is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08056 seconds with 10 queries