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Thread: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

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    Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    ...and for a reason that's not obvious either.

    The Thinking of You, Todd thread.

    And it was closed...why?

    It's in the non-baseball chatter area. I don't get it. And it's not the first time a fun and entertaining thread got whacked without explanation or what seems like a good reason. It seems like some people just like closing thread that they don't personally like. It's bogus.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    You could have just PM'ed paint and asked instead of starting a new thread to whine about it.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    Whenever a thread is closed I always assume it was Mary Poppins who did it, because Mary Poppins always knew what was best for the children.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    You could have just PM'ed paint and asked instead of starting a new thread to whine about it.
    Right...'cause we'd rather not discuss things...publicly?

    OK.
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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    You could have just PM'ed paint and asked instead of starting a new thread to whine about it.
    It's a legitimate question, not whining. Your characterization, as such, comes across as condesending. Why go behind closed doors? What's to be afraid of? The mods are here to serve the constituency because, without them, there is no board. If a constituent has a question it's fair game to bring it to the attention of all that participate.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    You could have just PM'ed paint and asked instead of starting a new thread to whine about it.
    I was wondering the same thing max venable was. There didn't appear to be any reason to close the thread. Better than 20 of us sending a PM to the mod, maybe we can get an answer this way.
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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    I give my point of view from another point of view:
    In my eyes, the thread had become repetative, a bit spamish, and had long outlived its usefulness. Some threads naturally have short shelf lives and are destined for the clamp.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    It was the strangest thread I'd ever seen. Loved it.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    I paid no attention to the thread, but maybe it was because it was taking up space? I don't know, just a thought.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    It was 32 posts. The last game thread was over 750 posts. How much effort is it for a mod to say, 'I'm going to close this thread if it doesn't get back on topic....' or, 'I closed this thread because....'?

    Closing it simply because one mod feels like it and just slams it shut without explaination is flat out rude and discourtious to the members that are interested in that thread.

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    Was anyone really interested in that thread?

    80% of the posts were NM
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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Was anyone really interested in that thread?

    80% of the posts were NM
    I thought it was funny, and could have been classic.
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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    If it isn't hurting anyone, why not let people enjoy themselves?

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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit
    I give my point of view from another point of view:
    In my eyes, the thread had become repetative, a bit spamish, and had long outlived its usefulness. Some threads naturally have short shelf lives and are destined for the clamp.
    That sums it up well.
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    Re: Once again, a thread is closed with no explanation...

    I think people get too mod-happy on message boards. Anytime anyone posts a link to something that belongs to them, it's considered spam. The term spam should be reserved for those posters who sign up, post once, and then leave forever. If a contributive member wants to share a link of his that pertains to the Cincinnati Reds I think he should, even if it is an eBay auction. Some people buy Reds stuff on eBay and would appreciate that kind of link.

    Also, I don't understand the reasoning behind closing that other thread. Was it stupid? Yeah. But since when does a thread have to be serious or life changing in order to exist? People were having fun being silly, why turn the water hose off on the kids when they are having fun playing in the yard? Beyond just that, no one came forward to why it was closed. They waited until another poster came up with a decent reason and just quoted it and said "Yeah, that there is why I did it".

    In summation, don't be mod-happy. Closing a lame thread about the initials NM won't keep us any safer from the dreaded religious and political threads or evil spams.


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