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[Request]: Add a padlock as a prefix to the threads that have been locked

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Given the recent increase in Moderators closing ("Feedback") threads when the discussions have reached a conclusion deemed sufficient to cater for the site's (staff) needs, as is (now) the case with threads that have been marked as Expired, please can you consider adding a "padlock" image (or even just the word "LOCKED") as a prefix to a thread title to indicate no further comments can be added?

This need only be in "text only" (Forum Summary) view, if desired.

Thank you.

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    fanpages
    Given the recent increase in Moderators closing ("Feedback") threads when the discussions have reached a conclusion deemed sufficient to cater for the site's (staff) needs, as is (now) the case with threads that have been marked as Expired, please can you consider adding a "padlock" image (or even just the word "LOCKED") as a prefix to a thread title to indicate no further comments can be added?

    This need only be in "text only" (Forum Summary) view, if desired.

    Thank you.

    BFN,

    fp.
    brilly
    another option would be a dummy for when that gets thrown out of pram though that also usually the same time.
    good idea though as many of those threads are not really truly expired.
    AJ73
    Like this thread http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/items-marked-for-resale-rules-change-proposal-1087947 you dont realise its "locked" till you go in to it.

    Edit - Has been marked as expired since i posted :{

    Edited By: aunty jane on Feb 20, 2012 10:05: thread now been expired
    juliet_bravo
    juliet_bravo[admin]2 years, 1 month ago #4Show comment tools Reply
    There's not necessarily been an increase in locked feedback threads FP, it's just those which have been locked this weekend were about the same discussion. As I'm sure you can appreciate, it's pretty time intensive for the team as a whole to have to keep responding / repeating ourselves after a discussion has reached its natural conclusion.

    We will look into this though as a request. Thanks
    fanpages
    Thanks aunty jane; yes, that was one of the threads that led to me creating this "Feedback" request.

    It wasn't marked as 'Expired' when I last looked at it (either).

    juliet_bravo
    There's not necessarily been an increase in locked feedback threads FP, it's just those which have been locked this weekend were about the same discussion. As I'm sure you can appreciate, it's pretty time intensive for the team as a whole to have to keep responding / repeating ourselves after a discussion has reached its natural conclusion.

    We will look into this though as a request. Thanks


    Again, without wishing to repeat myself, you did say we could discuss the closing point from the first thread, then locked it. I raised this again in the second thread, & that was then locked.

    OK, I get the hint! The subject is closed :)

    This aside, was this "Feedback" thread marked as 'Expired' because the request has been added to "the queue"?

    Thanks for your clarification.

    PS. I also 'bumped' a few of my other "Feedback" threads from 6+ months ago that have gone unacknowledged just after creating this thread yesterday.

    BFN,

    fp.
    juliet_bravo
    Those other past requests I want to talk to Hero about, he's off work today so it'll be tomorrow before he / I respond.
    dunfyboy
    Not all the locked threads were about The Hut JB, at least not to start with. :p

    Re the Amazon Marketplace sellers; a good point was raised in that the seller you are taken to in the link may not be the one the OP recommended when creating the thread. A lot of members mention which marketplace seller they are creating a deal for, but not all. It would be nice if there was a way to show the actual seller on all these deals when the OP forgets to include it in the thread title. Personally, I don't think it's that big an issue, as Marketplace transactions are offered some protection by Amazon themselves meaning they're probably safer than buying direct from the website of a company who have "issues" such as ... , no, I promise I won't mention them again. :)

    The proposed change to FS/FT rules thread was also locked. It would have been nice if some other members and mods had taken the time to get involved with that one. As it stands, items breaking site rules are sold every day so Admin needs to have a look at it.

    Sorry for hijacking your thread FP, but it's nice to find a thread that isn't locked (even if it does still say expired at the top). For what it's worth, I agree there should be some indication when a thread is locked.

    Hero's in for a busy day if he's addressing all your outstanding threads tomorrow. :D
    juliet_bravo
    juliet_bravo[admin]2 years, 1 month ago #8Show comment tools Reply
    Hi Dunfyboy

    We took a look at the fs/t thread but there was nothing further to add at this time, hence it wasn't unlocked.

    I marked this one expired and just tagged it as I had added it to the dev queue and didn't want Hero doubling up on my reports. He's been in feedback since and has seen this one as actioned so I've unexpired it
    sassie
    totally agree, an expired thread does not mean it is locked, so a locked thread should show this as locked and you cannot respond, locked and expired are to different things
    dunfyboy
    juliet_bravo
    Hi Dunfyboy

    We took a look at the fs/t thread but there was nothing further to add at this time, hence it wasn't unlocked.


    Hi JB

    Will anyone be looking at it in future? Obviously, nobody wants games, DVDs etc banned from FS/FT but, at the moment, anyone selling these is breaking the site's rules. Simply enforcing the rules for some products while letting them slide for others isn't really the best policy. It would be better to update the rules to better reflect the way the site runs.
    aScottishBloke
    dunfyboy,

    Standard retail items are not banned. It's been discussed and clarified before, despite an attempt by some to muddy the waters. We'll leave this thread to remain on topic now.

    Thanks.
    dunfyboy
    I give up. You win.
    AJ73
    Is there any word on whether this is gonna happen re padlock for locked threads (threads that cannot be commented on).
    AJ73
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/possible-tag-bug-1143400#comments
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/silentnight-memory-mattress-guess-missing-word-bet-1172680#comments These 2 threads are marked as expired but you can still post within them.

    This one is not marked as expired but is locked (but you don't know that till you enter the thread) http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/request-for-admin-mod-1171468#comments

    Whats the point of "expired" when you can still post in the thread?
    HeroDeveloper
    In feedback it's supposed to indicate that the issue has been sufficiently resolved. If that's not the case, feel free to post in it and get it unexpired. Adding the lock is in our queue.

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