Why are some threads being locked?

Some of them seem to be obvious spam, but others aren't. 

Just wondering. 

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  • Never seen threads locked before. Very weird.
  • sarah.........i can't see any locked threads............i'm being nosy now...........which ones are locked....and does that mean we can't access them ?image

  • Hang on, I'll get the links...

  • Here's one link

  • And another link

    The first is odd and perhaps spammy, but the second - no idea why it's locked. Or who has locked it!

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    That is strange... Seren - can you post as a mod?

  • just looked sarah...........not anything we do as spam wombles...........as you say the first looks kind of spammy.but its the type I would just report as spam to the mods so that they can deal with......................incase its just a weirdo not a spammer.......

    when we deal with spammers the individual posts are just hidden so not locked like these.........

    so I am as baffled as you

  • The locking of threads is definitely new - I've only noticed it in the past few days. I'm not all that fussed personally, just curious! 

    I've seen it on other forums (fora?), though I'd question whether some of the locked threads deserved locking. They're not deleted - so if it is advertising which isn't permitted, why leave it but prevent others from posting?

     

  • Why is the psycho music playing in my head?
  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    kk - please rest assured.  You're special.

     

  • so some threads are being mysteriously locked.....and this leads on to the old why isn't RW like it was in the old days..............I thought you were starting all the threads KK as you were genuine interested in the topics and people opinions....................didn't realise that you were doing it  for the RW towers people.........

     

    not too late for you to be special.....no need to recycle old ideas..........just spend more time reporting spam....  they are easy to spot.....image

  • sarah.if you click on teh report thread button on the bottom of the thread it will bring it to the moderators at RW attention tomorrow............you will be asked for a reason why you are reporting it and that gives you a chance to ask for the reason why threads are locked..........i imagine its another cock up with the IT department somewhere that they might not even be aware of until someone tells them

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭
    Apologies - I meant spam womble. I wondered if they had made an amendment to the permissions so that the wombles could lock spammy threads
  • No emmy....just seems like a bug in the system.......

    I suppose we could moderate but we are happy enough to just clear spam and leave the controversial stuff to the big boys...image.......I only abuse my powers to edit rafikiD's postsimage

  • Hey,

    Do let me know if you are having any problems accessing particular threads and I can unlock them.

    Best,
    Dominique

  • Hi sarah the bookworm,

    I've unlocked the Challenge Roth thread.

    Best,
    Dominique

     

  • fat buddhafat buddha ✭✭✭

    but answer the question - why are they locked in the 1st place??  especially the Roth thread - no rhyme or reason for that to be locked at all

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    I'd like to second FB's post

  • +1 to that. Why were they locked in the first place, and who by?

  • Ve have vays of making you talk(persistant annoyance mostly)
  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    *waves*..... RW Towers... *coooeeee*

    Can you reply to us? Pretty please?

    Maybe if we report the thread to the moderator and ask them to respond - we might get an answer?

  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭
    Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
    Ve have vays of making you talk(persistant annoyance mostly)

    To which the reply from RW should be "now leesten carefully for ah shall say zis only wurnce".

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