Why are Threads Locked?


#1

What if a user wants to continue the discussion?

Kevin


#2

Discussions are normally closed after 10 days of inactivity. Is that what you are referring to?

How about starting a new discussion, with a link to the previous one?

I think we can also just get rid of that limit.


#3

Yes.George.
Unless there is a monetary reason, why shut down the free exchange of relevant information? Why should we start a thread on an existing topic with convoluted embedded links? Makes no sense unless the objective is that management wants to limit their time responding to posts or push casual users / hobbyists into a higher trier product. Anytime a user sees dozens of locked threads it opens many questions as to why. Virus? Porn? Bad Language? Why would anyone try the product with those clouds over it?
Respectfully,
Kevin


#4

There’s no conspiracy here. It’s just the default setting by the designers of the board. (Discourse). That being said, I’m having trouble finding a setting to change this. I need to contact their support and see what can be done.


#5

The limit has been removed. Thanks for bring this up!