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Postby MediumRare on Tue Apr 15, 2003 4:27 pm

Have you noticed the great fascination eminating from a locked thread? :o Was the author using excessive profanity? :evil: Did he attack other participants? Was he advertising forbidden fruits? 8)

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.

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Postby BuddhaTB on Tue Apr 15, 2003 5:54 pm

You have a good point there. I merely check out the locked threads to see why it was locked.
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Postby Boone on Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:20 pm

Ian's a forum dictator and must be stopped! :o
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Postby cfitz on Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:27 pm

Boone wrote:Ian's a forum dictator and must be stopped! :o

Quick! Someone lock this thread before blasphemy such as this takes root! :)

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Postby Spazmogen on Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:39 pm

Boone wrote:Ian's a forum dictator and must be stopped! :o


Someone call his wife. Get things added to his HoneyDo list quickly !
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Re: the lure of the locked thread

Postby Ian on Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:59 pm

MediumRare wrote: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.


You guessed the first reason. There was already a topic discussing the drive. Why start another?

The second post was locked because he asks that question every other week. No one knows. They're out when they're out.

I wonder how many people will read this thread if I lock it... :roll:
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Postby cfitz on Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:17 am

You forgot reason three. Doesn't matter though, because my CD-RW is still bigger than yours! :wink: :lol:

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Postby Matt on Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:48 pm

I say delete them, if the guy is an dolt and keeps posting the same crap over and over after a warning, then send me the link and I'll take them to the erasation station.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Apr 17, 2003 6:49 pm

Matt wrote:I say delete them, if the guy is an dolt and keeps posting the same crap over and over after a warning, then send me the link and I'll take them to the erasation station.

I believe this qualifies:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/search.php ... or=hoxlund

That ought to keep the erasation station busy for a while. :wink:

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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:04 pm

cfitz wrote:I believe this qualifies:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/search.php ... or=hoxlund

That ought to keep the erasation station busy for a while. :wink:

I second that.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Apr 18, 2003 5:29 am

actually i think Ian was talking about craiger.

i'm not really annoyed with him, it's just that he has to make up his mind sometime and just buy a drive! :o
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Postby cfitz on Fri Apr 18, 2003 6:10 am

Ian was. But I was offering another candidate for Matt's erasation station. :wink:

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Apr 18, 2003 6:42 am

np
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