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Why does new forum thread have red background?

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Why does a new particular forum thread have red background?

    Danger? Embedded malicious link?

    I'm not going near it.

    It's in the unanswered section titled "Google Chrome or Firefox"

  2. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    it could be a spam post. I've never noticed that before.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Neither have I. Maybe it’s a psychological test…

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have seen them before, and see it as a warning.

  4. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Not spam.

    Im gonna GUESS that its a new feature that highlights the newest "unanswered post"  or its just a bug in styling

  5. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    well my theory is proved wrong.  There are newer unanswered now.

    It is "closed to reply" - so thats my guess on the red now

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Red has been the sign of a closed thread for a long time now.  It's just not something that happens very often.

  6. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    So now we can guess on why its closed!

    The new user did post a bunch of questions in a row - but there are no links and the posts seem genuine.

    New automated anti-spam feature in action?

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've only ever known of closed threads resulting from direct admin action.

  7. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Well , I am still very curious!

    The user had posted a question about backlinks in a previous post - got some feedback relating to firefox plugins and then opened a poll style (as you should when a question is answered) post asking about chrome vs. firefox.

    I dont see how an actual person would deem that unacceptable and close it .. especially considering where the bar is here

    ..looking like an automated response to me! they have been talking about implementing stuff for a while - guess will see tonight when the PLR and chinese wholesale websites start spamming

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen these red threads several times in the past, beginning months ago.

  8. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Relache has pointed out the 'red" closed is an old feature.

    Im still prattling because, i dont see a rational reason for the close, so wondering if that points to some new forum filters.

    We did just have a bunch of new features roll out!

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, that would be good news.

 
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