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Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by MamaChic21, Dec 18, 2010.
why are some topics locked ?
Different reasons....they might break the rules or be duplicate posts. If you go to the end of the thread, the moderator has usually explained the reason for closing the thread.
Lots of possible reasons... duplicate topic, inappropriate topic, topic has gone off course and "went south", etc.
If your topic has been locked and you didn't get a note from our staff, which you should have, please click the report link on your topic / post and ask.
I'm new to BYC and I'm learning as we go. Thank you guys.
because its easier to close down a topic then the tell people if they dont like whats in a topic dont read that topic or call people stupid or tell them they are wrong because they dont agree with the person
Topics are locked usually because the OP or someone posting on the topic gets stupid, rude, or childish. I can say that because many have been locked for me acting that way.
One of the best things people can do is wait 30 seconds before hitting the submit button and maybe asking themselves why they are responding in the first place.
Great point PC.
Honestly there have been probably hundreds of times where I had a super long post all typed up and ready to go. As my mouse moved down to the bottom left of the screen I quickly thought, "Is this post really going to help anybody, or am I just trying to improve my own ego and even worse, maybe hurt some feelings?"
While I'm glad I've been able to catch myself a lot of times and close the window before hitting send, I'm definitely not perfect and have (and will continue) to make mistakes.
My brother has gotten really good at this. When he's going to send a pretty heated email to employees, co-workers, or executives he forces himself to wait and "sleep on it" and even have his wife read the email to get another point of view on how others might interpret the email. He often doesn't send them, or at least makes lots of changes.
One interesting bit: I've found that I get about the same amount of "satisfaction" writing a post and deleting it as I do from actually posting it. Kinda weird, but it seems to happen like that for me... I guess to get it out of my system.
"One interesting bit: I've found that I get about the same amount of "satisfaction" writing a post and deleting it as I do from actually posting it. Kinda weird, but it seems to happen like that for me... I guess to get it out of my system."
Funny, you said exactly what I was thinking and have done many times.
Quote:Me too. I've concluded that I think on "paper" best; that's how I get thoughts/feelings into words.
I was going to post a clever remark, but then I deleted it.