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Thread locked - why?

Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:18 pm

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Upon the publication of the accident report, I wrote a summary of the findings in that thread. User "Noshow" then thanked me for following up on that accident.

Why was the thread locked? Did it violate any rule?


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Re: Thread locked - why?

Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:03 pm

Please have a look here:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1393247

g. Thread Bumps

1. Occurs when a user “bumps” a dormant thread to the top of the forum, or when a user purposely responds to their own thread to elicit a response.
2. Threads that have been inactive for six (6) months or more (meaning the last post in the thread was made six months or more from the current date) are not to be commented on, and should remain permanently dormant unless the user first seeks approval from a Moderator to post in that thread.


The reads was from two years ago. You did not contact any moderator to gain approval, hence it was deleted and thread was locked. I hope this explains.

Anyway I recommend to write to [email protected] for questions like yours.
 
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Re: Thread locked - why?

Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:17 pm

Thank you for your answer.

All I did was following up with new information so a.net members can read about this interesting accident. After all, there is no report on avherald.com, and the investigation board didn't publish an English-language report.

Honestly, this rule can kiss my ... and I request you to unlock this thread.


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Re: Thread locked - why?

Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 am

flyingturtle wrote:
Thank you for your answer.

All I did was following up with new information so a.net members can read about this interesting accident. After all, there is no report on avherald.com, and the investigation board didn't publish an English-language report.

Honestly, this rule can kiss my ... and I request you to unlock this thread.


David

If you don't ask for permission to bump an old thread, then you are supposed to create a new one. The old thread will not be unlocked, particularly not with that attitude.
 
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Re: Thread locked - why?

Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:40 am

atcsundevil wrote:
If you don't ask for permission to bump an old thread, then you are supposed to create a new one. The old thread will not be unlocked, particularly not with that attitude.


I'm genuinely puzzled about why I need permission to add relevant information to any earlier post, be it mine or somebody else's. It's not a clear case of "bumping" anyway.

If I was able to edit my original post from 2017, I would have done it. But duh.

Let's do it the complicated way... I'm opening a now post.


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Re: Thread locked - why?

Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:52 am

flyingturtle wrote:
I'm genuinely puzzled about why I need permission to add relevant information to any earlier post, be it mine or somebody else's. It's not a clear case of "bumping" anyway.

If I was able to edit my original post from 2017, I would have done it. But duh.

Let's do it the complicated way... I'm opening a now post.


David

You need permission because that's how the rules are written. We didn't arbitrarily decide upon this; these rules were decided upon after months of consultation with users. The vast majority of users on this site do not want threads to be posted to for an indefinite period. If we allow it or don't enforce it, we receive numerous reports until we act one way or the other. This is our site culture, and it is your responsibility to respect that whether you agree with it or not.

It precisely fits the description of thread bumping. For your convenience, I have copied the rule below:

1g. Thread Bumps
1. Occurs when a user “bumps” a dormant thread to the top of the forum, or when a user purposely responds to their own thread to elicit a response.
2. Threads that have been inactive for six (6) months or more (meaning the last post in the thread was made six months or more from the current date) are not to be commented on, and should remain permanently dormant unless the user first seeks approval from a Moderator to post in that thread.
3. Threads that have comments posted after six months or more of inactivity will be locked, and all new comments will be deleted for housekeeping purposes.
4. If you would like to add a comment to a thread that has been inactive for more than six months and is relevant to the subject (such as new information has become available), you are required to seek approval from a Moderator to reply to the thread. Alternatively, you can start a new thread and include a link to the older thread in your post
5. “Bumping” your own thread to elicit responses is never permitted, and the entire thread may be removed. Users should not post successively in a manner that clearly demonstrates this purpose.

The rules on this subject are very clear. These rules have been effective for nearly a year, so they aren't new.

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