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Is it heresy to ask that a thread be locked?

So, is IT heresy to ask that a thread be locked?

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  1. It's hearsay. I hear you say it but that don't mean the mod's are gonna do it...

    1. I'd like the entire Banana board locked.

      Thank god for April 2 ...

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        No, let the Banana board live forever. Every site needs comic relief.

        1. re: gaffk

          It was funny maybe the first 5 or 6 posts (maybe even the first 10).

          Now? It's like day-old tuna tartare. Stale and overplayed.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            But it should live on forever in-flambe-y.

            Just as a Read Only fun thing. And West Coasters/ IDL posters still need some time to play.

            SO, lock it allllll up about 6 a.m EST 2 April 13?

            1. re: ipsedixit

              It is indeed played. Although, I would have compared it to week old bluefish scraps sitting in my garbage can after cleaning the bounty from a July run.

              1. re: MGZ

                I really enjoyed waking up to the joke and watching the creativity fly. It also illustrated for me that when the CH Team wants to get behind an idea/project (even CHOW had a funny tip video that took some time to produce) anything is possible.

                Imagine letting us monkeys throw a few bananas....I loved it!

                1. re: HillJ

                  The subject headings on the banana board are a hoot!

                  1. re: HillJ

                    I spose lettin' the monkeys throw some bananas is better then lettin' 'em toss their feces, right?

                    1. re: MGZ

                      Had to go there, huh.... :)

                      1. re: HillJ

                        What can I say, it's the only thing I ever knew monkeys threw . . . .

                        1. re: MGZ

                          funnier yet...and, the BS doesn't get thrown around here every day of the week? what a hoot!

                          1. re: HillJ

                            Then, perhaps, the solution would be to do a weekly "nonsense" thread. We could vote on 'em like the COTM threads? I'd suggest next week could be "fish tails" (a/k/a "fish tales"). Or, maybe we should go with another fruit and do pineapples? Think about it, there's a great deal of potential in each.

                            1. re: MGZ

                              take it up the PTB flagpole!

                              1. re: MGZ

                                Go all the way, and give it its own Discussion Category:

                                Bullshit Board.

                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  Love it. We could have the Bullshit Board Nonsense Topic of the Month. The "BBNTOTM" thread where people suggest things like "Oranges" or "Turkey Necks".

                                  1. re: MGZ

                                    And we can call people out for trying to be genuine on the Bullshit Board.

                                    As in, "Don't tell me that I have to tip extra if the waiter peels my banana for me. You've never bullshitted authentically in your entire life. I've bulshitted all over the world! Where I grew up people never bullshitted like that."

                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                      "Go all the way, and give it its own Discussion Category:

                                      Bullshit Board."

                                      Don't we already have that board, just disguised under the heading "Not About Food?"

                                      1. re: Servorg

                                        I thought you were going to say the LA DotM thread ...

                2. re: gaffk

                  what banana board? I've looked and I don't see one.

                  1. re: hill food

                    it's like the music that only Blanche in "Streetcar Named Desire" hears before the gunshot. or that damn calliope in real-life NOLA that nobody hears but me.

                      1. re: sunshine842

                        thx, but nope, link goes nowhere...

                        1. re: hill food

                          Link goes to Banana Board for me. Maybe it's your device?

                          1. re: hill food

                            did you break your intarwebs again?

                            (double checked it again - goes right to the Banana board)

                            1. re: sunshine842

                              nowhere can mean so many things, in fact James Brown once, in song, declared "nowhere's some place to go"

                3. We're not sure if you mean in general or a thread you started, but in either case, you can ask but we may or may not do it. We're happy to look at a thread people think might have gone totally off the rails, but like everything else that gets flagged, we make our own call on whether it needs locking, pruning, a Team note asking people to refocus, etc.

                  If you're going to ask for something to be locked, please use Flag and leave us a note, rather than posting about it in the thread itself. Public posts are pretty much guaranteed to go badly, and we may not even see them.