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Anyone else just HAVE to read locked threads?

thimes Sep 16, 2013 07:57 AM

I have to admit, when I see that little lock next to a thread, I just have to open and read it - even if the title seems completely uninteresting. I just have to know what was going on to warrant locking the thread.

Anyone else's curiosity just get the better of them?

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  1. Servorg RE: thimes Sep 16, 2013 08:16 AM

    Curiously, being catty can be dangerous...

    1. jrvedivici RE: thimes Sep 16, 2013 08:41 AM

      I generally keep a "watch list" of threads I think are about to be locked. Once they are I enjoy going back in and seeing what or where exactly the straw that broke the camels back came from.

      Actually come to think about it, maybe they should create a board for just locked threads. Get them out of the mix of the original board they were in and move them to the Graveyard Board, for topics which have passed.

      1. John E. RE: thimes Sep 19, 2013 07:14 PM

        I do the same, and then I'm sometimes annoyed that I didn't get to chime in before it got locked.

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          melpy RE: John E. Sep 23, 2013 10:13 AM

          Ditto! There are a bunch of locked threads that I wish I could get in on, not the catty part but the actual advice.

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          HillJ RE: thimes Sep 23, 2013 01:14 PM

          Has anyone noticed that the mere mention of the words "locked thread" eventually results in a locked thread.

          The aim of a very small number of CH's who dance to a piped pipers tune....the jagged tune of the locked thread.

          my son pointed that out to me once.

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          1. re: HillJ
            John E. RE: HillJ Sep 23, 2013 08:27 PM

            "...piped pipers..." ???

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              HillJ RE: John E. Sep 23, 2013 08:33 PM

              would help if I had spelled it correctly, huh. lol.
              pied piper!


            2. re: HillJ
              Wahooty RE: HillJ Sep 24, 2013 09:25 PM

              I think there are a lot of people who have been around here long enough that they develop an intuition of when a thread is headed down a soon-to-be-moderated hole, because they know where the mods begin to draw the line. And perhaps, when they call attention to that fact, plant a seed of doubt in the mods' minds. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy at that point. I can usually pick out the threads that are going to be locked well before it actually happens...I just don't bother to SAY it. :)

              1. re: Wahooty
                HillJ RE: Wahooty Sep 25, 2013 04:56 AM

                I believe the OP said it beautifully.

            3. chowser RE: thimes Sep 25, 2013 09:47 AM

              Yeah, CH rubber necking. The thing is once a thread has been locked, the posts that cause it to be locked have probably been deleted. It's like coming onto an accident where a good part has been towed and trying to figure out what happened. I do like the idea of moving them out. Maybe have a board of locked threads.

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              1. re: chowser
                Servorg RE: chowser Sep 25, 2013 09:52 AM

                "Maybe have a board of locked threads."

                Better yet, how about a board of locked threads in which all the worst, most offensive posts which were taken out are actually added back in? Now that would be worth a gander...(just to goose your idea).

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                  chowser RE: Servorg Sep 25, 2013 10:00 AM

                  CH, unmoderated. Taking it a step further, how about having only deleted posts? Some posts are so darn civil, it's hardly worth the effort to get through those to find the good ones. I'll bet CH could charge for that.

                  1. re: chowser
                    Servorg RE: chowser Sep 25, 2013 10:10 AM

                    I like to see the offensive posts in context to the less offensive ones. That way I can get a feel for how the hound who finally said (while they sat at their keyboard and began composing their diatribe) "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" before hitting that "Reply" button. ;-D>

                    1. re: Servorg
                      HillJ RE: Servorg Sep 25, 2013 10:38 AM

                      Then you'd all see I'm not the sweet grey haired lady you all think I am!

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                        Servorg RE: HillJ Sep 25, 2013 11:01 AM

                        As I like to say when someone comments on my "gray" hair..."Don't you think it makes me look extinguished?" (g)

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                          HillJ RE: Servorg Sep 25, 2013 11:07 AM


                          heck we even have a song :)

              2. jrvedivici RE: thimes Sep 25, 2013 10:41 AM

                I've recently come to notice I like reading threads about locked threads as well. Spooky!!

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