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Is it heresy to ask that a thread be locked?

Kris in Beijing Apr 1, 2013 07:20 PM

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

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  1. Servorg RE: Kris in Beijing Apr 1, 2013 07:39 PM

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

    1. ipsedixit RE: Kris in Beijing Apr 1, 2013 07:42 PM

      I'd like the entire Banana board locked.

      Thank god for April 2 ...

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        gaffk RE: ipsedixit Apr 1, 2013 07:48 PM

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

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          ipsedixit RE: gaffk Apr 1, 2013 07:51 PM

          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
            Kris in Beijing RE: ipsedixit Apr 1, 2013 08:34 PM

            But it should live on forever in-flambe-y.
            [infamy].

            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
              MGZ RE: ipsedixit Apr 2, 2013 06:22 AM

              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.

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                HillJ RE: MGZ Apr 2, 2013 07:00 AM

                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!

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                  HillJ RE: HillJ Apr 2, 2013 07:28 AM

                  The subject headings on the banana board are a hoot!

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                    MGZ RE: HillJ Apr 2, 2013 07:35 AM

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

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                      HillJ RE: MGZ Apr 2, 2013 07:45 AM

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

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                        MGZ RE: HillJ Apr 2, 2013 07:47 AM

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

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                          HillJ RE: MGZ Apr 2, 2013 08:12 AM

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

                          1. re: HillJ
                            MGZ RE: HillJ Apr 2, 2013 08:26 AM

                            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.

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                              HillJ RE: MGZ Apr 2, 2013 08:47 AM

                              take it up the PTB flagpole!

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                                ipsedixit RE: MGZ Apr 2, 2013 10:09 AM

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

                                Bullshit Board.

                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                  MGZ RE: ipsedixit Apr 2, 2013 10:17 AM

                                  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".

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                                    ipsedixit RE: MGZ Apr 2, 2013 10:25 AM

                                    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."

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                                      Servorg RE: ipsedixit Apr 2, 2013 10:30 AM

                                      "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
                                        ipsedixit RE: Servorg Apr 2, 2013 10:44 AM

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

                2. re: gaffk
                  hill food RE: gaffk Apr 1, 2013 08:59 PM

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

                  1. re: hill food
                    hill food RE: hill food Apr 2, 2013 01:53 AM

                    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: hill food
                      sunshine842 RE: hill food Apr 2, 2013 02:09 AM

                      http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/92

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                        hill food RE: sunshine842 Apr 2, 2013 02:13 AM

                        thx, but nope, link goes nowhere...

                        1. re: hill food
                          DuchessNukem RE: hill food Apr 2, 2013 02:14 AM

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

                          1. re: hill food
                            sunshine842 RE: hill food Apr 2, 2013 04:43 AM

                            did you break your intarwebs again?

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

                            1. re: sunshine842
                              hill food RE: sunshine842 Apr 2, 2013 06:13 PM

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

                3. The Chowhound Team RE: Kris in Beijing Apr 2, 2013 11:17 AM

                  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.

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