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Need GOOD Reasons to Close Threads

FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 5,047 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Closing a thread – OP – should be a rare event. Mods and their overseers need to formulate rules for doing so. The request of the author or because there is a dust-up in discussions, without a truly compelling reason to close it, should not be allowed reasons.

Acceptable reasons include: 1. A discrete thread that is time related, such as a game day thread. 2. Personal comments regarding a recruit, player or a family member thereof. 3. Some sort of clearly embarrassing or untruthful comments that should no longer get attention. There are likely others.

This relates to this thread being closed:

https://forum.dawgnation.com/discussion/15958/te-darnell-washington-has-moved-up-to-5-stars-11th-overall-on-147s-composite-board/p2 

It started off fine. Then things were said. Some tried to get it back on track, but then it was closed. Usually, if not always, threads that have a dust-up eventually get righted. I’ve read pages of nonsense in a thread before they returned to consistently commenting on the OP. It is not pleasant, but it is part of being in a community of mostly sane and a few silly folks. In the above case, there was not even one page of nonsense.

Closing threads deprive those who are interested in a topic the chance to make a comment. Plus too quick closures may result in redundant threads as some try to pursue a topic. And, it may actually incent exchanges knowing that they will be limited by deus ex machina, rather than the disgust of their peers.

Happy Game Day! Go Dawgs!!

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