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Why Close An Active Forum To Replies?

  1. lady_love158 profile image57
    lady_love158posted 7 years ago

    I can only speculate you don't want the replies to erode your beliefs no matter how wrong they may be.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Only administration can close a thread, obviously they thought it had gotten out of hand.

      1. lady_love158 profile image57
        lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ugh! Does anyone know of any forums where there isn't a babysitter and anything goes? I mean aren't we all adults here? Aren't we capable of policing ourselves? Geesh!

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You're too funny.

          Policing themselves?

          What makes you think people can police themselves?

          Governments exist because people cannot police themselves.
          Religion exists because people want to ensure people are controlled.

          Trust, self responsibility among the most average- is virtually non-existent.

          1. lady_love158 profile image57
            lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It's the Internet, how much damage can you do?

        2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You can always start your own forum and deal with spammers and trolls, etc...

        3. Sufidreamer profile image80
          Sufidreamerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Judging by some of the threads I have seen in my time here, we can't be trusted to police ourselves!

          Looks like they are clamping down a little on the more abusive threads - after all, this is a writing site, first and foremost. Threads full of insults do not create a great impression to potential clients and writers (I have already had one potential client mention this when I sent a link to my Hubs as a portfolio).

          I am sure that there are plenty of political forums online where people can debate to their heart's content. The rest of us can get on with writing/making a living smile

        4. Hestia DeVoto profile image61
          Hestia DeVotoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If you wish to truly see what "anything goes" looks like, go see the forum site called 4chan.  It's not my cup of tea, but it fits your definition of no babysitters.

  2. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    What did they close?

  3. Whitney05 profile image81
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    there are many potential reasons. it all depends on the thread. in most cases, it is because the thread got out of hand. in some cases because the thread got way off topic.

  4. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    Or because the thread's author made unproven allegations and nice people got called "stupid" etc...

    Yup I see which thread now.

  5. lovemychris profile image61
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    "Nice people" is subject to interpretation.
    I personally, have been called much worse than stupid by so-called "nice people".

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've seen you dish out more than your share.
      But whatever!

  6. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    I read the thread in question. I think what administration was trying to do was head it off at the pass to prohibit it from becoming another one of those hate threads. I saw a term used that a lotta people freak-out over. It means nothing to me.  The OP was very direct. Just stirred the pot.........then the chimers chimed-in on her side, then the others came in from that way, then ...........get the picture?

 
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