Have you noticed the great fascination eminating from a locked thread?
Was the author using excessive profanity?
Did he attack other participants? Was he advertising forbidden fruits?
To see what I mean, have a look at the hit count of craiger's 2 locked threads in the CDRW forum ("So What Do You Think Of Plextor's New CD Burner?", "When Are LG's, Lite-On's, and Samsung's 52x Combo's Due?"). Why are they locked? Not a very exciting reason: someone else had already started a thread with the same topic, but many
more people read these than other threads of similar age with the same reply count.