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Closed thread?

Discussion in 'Forum Usage Help' started by cgworkman, Jun 6, 2004.


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  1. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    What would cause a thread on TB to be closed?

    I was reading a thread and went to post a reply and it was closed

    :crying:

    Why?
     
  2. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Talking about politics or religeon, anywhere apart from the lounge.

    Or threads that just become rambles.

    Or ones where people start being nasty to each other.

    Read the rules, its all in there.
     
  3. Any thread that heavily violates two or more rules will get closed pretty quickly.

    But if it's light, a mod can usually just edit posts instead of getting rid of the whole thread.
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    sometimes threads get closed if they get too far off-topic, while mods try to clean them up some.

    most mods are open to re-opening threads, even ones that turn controversial, if the interest is there to continue the gist of the topic. as always, the rules are pretty comprehensive on this.

    if you have a question about a thread in particular, feel free to email or pm the mod who closed it for an explanation. :)
     
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    you broke the thread :oops:
     
  6. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ;)
     
  7. Let's not forget the last Thread I saw that
    was recently closed:

    McCartney on drugs

    The Topic was steering into "Drugs -- Help or Hinder Creativity..."


    They had to put a Stop to that!
    Controversy begin to rear it's ugly head.

    Not Political.
    Not Religious.

    It was on Topic and of valid concern and debate to Musicians.



    Anything Controversal.
     
  8. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    :rolleyes:

    Maybe it was closed because it was a topic that had been done to death a hundred times before?

    Did you bother to PM the mod who closed it and asked why it was closed?
     
  9. If the criteria for closing a Thread is because it had been
    done to death a hundred times before at TB... :rolleyes:

    Better close all threads regarding Warwick or Fender,
    because it's all in the archives...

    Uh Oh!

    Getting nasty.

    Time to Close her down! :D
     
  10. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    So you've taken these issues up with the Moderators then?

     
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :rolleyes:

    lets just bitch in public instead of simply asking...

    Donne, I closed it for one reason only.

    Drugs are illegal (right or wrong is not my point)


    Paul doesn't need a friggin lawsuit cause some dumb kid took a TB post as meaning "Do Heroin or Coke and play as good as hendrix or entwistle, sing as good as Joplin or Morrison, etc". Catches a cab to the local dealer and shots himself up dead... Mom and Pop "wonder why Johnny turned bad" and starts browsing the family computers history.

    threads about illegal stuff get closed too.
     
  12. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Donnie, take you issues up with Paul, or find another site to discuss anything you want. This isn't music related, so I am moving it to OT. I would close it, but I don't really feel like being responsible for the irony of it.
     
  13. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Should have said that in my first post, shouldnt I? But sometimes you just cant necessitiate for every opportunity.

    You know, sometimes people astound me. Just because we're on the internet doesnt suddenly mean drugs are legal...
     
  14. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Irony makes me giggle.
     
  15. How's that work since the internet isn't limited to just the US? FE: if somebody in Jamaica posted somethign about smoking weed to increase creativity(granted it would just make things funnier, but still), would that be againt forum rules since it's not illegal there? :confused:
     
  16. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Moved to Forum Questions.
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    Yeah - to a Rastifarian, it's a compulsory requirement of their religion!! ;)
     
  18. Sign me up :hyper:

    jk :smug:
     
  19. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Paul and the server TB lives on IS!

    Are you questioning my judgement in a thread too?
     
  20. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    /beavis-cornholio voice

    Are you threatening me?

    /beavis
     



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