Who decide of closing a forum thread?

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  1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years ago

    Dear hubbers,

    I want to know that who decide to close a forum thread? Is it the promoter of the thread or Hubpages?

    Is there any rules or regulations regarding that or this is discretionary power of Hubpages team?

    If there are rules what are they?

    recently one of my thread is closed for answer.

    Jyoti Kothari

    1. darkside profile image60
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Checking a few of your recent threads Jyoti, and I don't see any closed. How old is the thread?

    2. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
      Vladimir Uhriposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hello friend, I do not have an answer. My question why do we demand new and more regulations since get drown in the sea of regulations.

    3. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am not on the Hub team, I am new, but...Hub team is responsible for site quality, if a thread deteriates to crap, they will and should close it. Its their site, their name is on it. Quality or Garbage its theirs to choose, their ranking is a concern to them, and it should be. You clicked the acceptance box like all of us did?


  2. weblog profile image57
    weblogposted 14 years ago

    Send an email to hubpages team, only the admin can decide this.

  3. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    To the best of my knowledge, the HubPages admin team is who closes/locks threads.

    And the forum rules are here, http://hubpages.com/help/forum_rules

    1. profile image0
      directsaurabhposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your submission. This is really everyone on hub must know. I hope everybody has now got the answer.

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image70
    Maddie Ruudposted 14 years ago

    Only a staff member can close a thread.  I've shared some common reasons threads get closed before.  Most of the time, it's because a thread is no longer constructive discussion, and has degenerated into bickering and personal attacks.

  5. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 14 years ago

    Jyoti, if you start up a thread and see it getting out of control, you can ask to have the thread closed as well.

    1. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree and that is correct experienced that myself.smile

    2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Actually I have not demanded to close the thread. Nor the thread has any personal attack or so. It was not even very old. Last post is of last week.

      When I went to answer a post I saw thread is closed. Can I ask hubpages team to re open it?

      Jyoti Kothari

      1. relache profile image72
        relacheposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Threads are left open unless the Hub team thinks there is a reason to close one.  My guess would be that if they felt they had to lock the thread, there's a good reason for it to be locked.

        1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
          JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          There may be some reasons to reopen the same and the starter should have that option.

          Jyoti Kothari

  6. hinckles koma profile image61
    hinckles komaposted 14 years ago

    the regulations and rules are and should be followed. if the rules are the same to everyone than i dont mind playing. i love hub pages and really see no problem to follow guides and rules iam not better or worse than anyone here. love all koma.   if anyone has a problem or solution they are there to help no?

  7. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    Have you considered emailing Maddie and asking her directly instead of asking your fellow forum users who can't do anything about it?

  8. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 14 years ago


    You may also want to consider bribery to get your thread re-activated.  HubPages staffers are woefully underpaid and may be succeptible to financial persuasion.  I am not in any way affiliated with said staff, this is just my own opinion; besides I have more money than God.

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Was this the thread where you well telling people to visit you jewellry site or hub?

    1. Madurai profile image57
      Maduraiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      What is the necessary for him to visit that store?

    2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi uninvited writer,

      Not at all.

      Jyoti Kothari

  10. weblog profile image57
    weblogposted 14 years ago

    I got curious and was searching for it, and found this must be the one:

    Ms. Clinton visits India

  11. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    If that's the thread, it obviously got closed as posts were degenerating into personal attacks and/or things that could be construed as hate speech.

    Those are the two top reasons threads get locked.


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