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Title: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: mk31755 on July 12, 2019, 06:50:37 AM
Why are some topics "locked"?  Can they be unlocked?  MK
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: shelbymann1970 on July 12, 2019, 07:24:26 AM
When topics get out of hand or go way off base they can be locked or unlocked by the moderator who moderates that area of the site. Many times stuff for sale gets locked for various reasons. Going off on political tangents is a popular way to get a topic locked.  Gary
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: Coralsnake on July 12, 2019, 07:30:02 AM
Anyone that posts a topic can lock it.
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: 67 GT350 on July 12, 2019, 09:51:03 AM
That is too bad I cannot tell America how proud I am of our president from time to time, LOL, just sayin....But as Jack Nicholson would say, and this pertains to some, "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"

See, my above statement will show you exactly what a "locked" topic is. I hope everyone likes my humor!

1967 Shelby GT-350 owner.
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: Bill on July 12, 2019, 10:17:38 AM
Why are some topics "locked"?  Can they be unlocked?  MK

Do you have a link to the topic in question?
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: 2112 on July 12, 2019, 10:58:37 AM
Some times for sale posts get side tracked and then locked.

Sometimes those discussions are very interesting. I understand the reasoning but This is the only site I have ever been on that does that.
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: mk31755 on July 12, 2019, 11:24:31 AM
there was a topic about a guy from PA. trying to sell a suitcase,  Someone posted a neat article about buying a cobra and the cross country trip that followed. I was wondering what the date of the article was?
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: kjspeed on July 12, 2019, 11:59:58 AM
MK, I think this is the topic you are referring to: https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=6606.0


It is locked, meaning no further replies are allowed, and that may have been done by the Moderator (Bill) or it may have been done inadvertently or on purpose by the OP johnlatta. As Coralsnake mentioned, the OP can lock one of their own topics if they choose.


Although it's locked, it hasn't been removed so you can still access it. ~Kevin
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: Richstang on July 12, 2019, 12:11:46 PM
Bill more than likely locked the topic because of cross talk on a "For Sale" ad.

Casual conversations are not permitted, as I assume it is not deemed polite to the OP posting the ad.
Only posts specific to the item "For Sale" are acceptable by the rules.

I think the only place you can have open discussions are in the "Up for Auction" posts.
Title: Re: what is a locked topic and why
Post by: mk31755 on July 15, 2019, 01:51:36 PM
does anyone know the date of the article mentioned?   MK