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Just wondering why some threads/topics are locked? I saw that the "letting someone use your bathroom" post has been locked. What does that mean and why is it locked?

 

Also, why do some posts have this little "tag" type thing beside them? Is it something for sale or a business or something?

 

Thanks in advance for enlightening this newbie.

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George is correct. The admin folks who own the forums from time to time will review threads and if they feel that they have wandered too far off subject or become argumentative they may choose to lock them, which means that everyone is still free to read the thread but not to add more posts to it. Only the administration staff have the ability to lock a thread.

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So why was "letting someone use your bathroom"locked? Considering I never really though about it - I enjoyed the diversity of opinions. Also, considering what happened in Atlanta, it was a valuable discussion. I think an Admin needs to tell us why they chose to terminate the discussion!

Given the diversity of opinions, might be an interesting topic for an anonymous poll.

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So why was "letting someone use your bathroom"locked? Considering I never really though about it - I enjoyed the diversity of opinions. Also, considering what happened in Atlanta, it was a valuable discussion. I think an Admin needs to tell us why they chose to terminate the discussion!

 

See forum rules #3 and #4

 

http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=boardrules

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Generally, unless the post is particularly nasty or into the forbidden areas you will not see it shut down. HOWEVER, if someone complains then often that causes a shutdown of the tread when otherwise it might have squeaked by. The admins do not generally monitor the forum, so typically unless someone complains to them you do not see borderline threads shut down.

 

In this particular case I would bet money that someone did not like something and complained.

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So why not start one? Anyone can do so.

 

Might also want to consider:

 

Rule #10: Do not start a new topic to rehash a topic which has already been closed/unapproved. Do not refer to or copy closed/unapproved topics.

 

Don't like getting slapped! :rolleyes:

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I think some people on here just don't like others point of view and do what they can to get it shut down.

 

Scott

 

I'd bet you are correct on that but I'd not bet that the admins (who have plenty of other work) are keeping track of who is making baseless complaints and are more than willing to cut their workload by dinging the complainers?

 

I'm not sure if this is Greg or Travis but the sentiment is spot on.

 

 

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Don't like getting slapped! :rolleyes:

I'd be surprised if they considered a poll on it to violate that, but suppose it is possible. If you are really interested in the subject and not just trying to stir it back up, you might want to wait a while and then make such a poll.

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  • 9 months later...

This might have already been discussed, but I'm not sure. Take the "bathroom" topic discussed above. There were some good points made in it for how to protect yourself. If another post was started which tangentially referred to the subject of protecting yourself, and one particular "post" in that topic thread was referred to, without referring to the entire post, would that be in violation to rule #10,or another rule?

Rule #10: Do not start a new topic to rehash a topic which has already been closed/unapproved. Do not refer to or copy closed/unapproved topics.

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There were some good points made in it for how to protect yourself. If another post was started which tangentially referred to the subject of protecting yourself, and one particular "post" in that topic thread was referred to, without referring to the entire post, would that be in violation to rule #10,or another rule?

There is also a time factor involved. Since it has been 9 months since it was locked, and your subject of security is really not the same as what that one began as. Like was previously mentioned, the staff do not watch the forums very closely unless there are complaints, usually via the "report" function. The other part of this is your intention. Do you want to start up that same thread, or do you just want to see a discussion of ways to be secure in your RV as you travel? Read through the rules and just avoid any effort to "bend" them and you should be fine.

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