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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 04-21-2012 06:27 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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04-21-2012 06:27 PM

I think it would be nice to be able to end your own forum topic. Only the author can close a topic, or disable comments feature, this would be nice.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 04-21-2012 06:28 PM

I think it would help out if you’ve asked a question and feel you’ve received an adequate answer. It would keep others from answering and not being seen or responded to. You could have the option to close comments, or remove the post.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 06:35 PM

I agree. This would also stop runaway threads, hijacked threads, and feuding grounds.
Good idea.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 06:38 PM

This is a really good idea!

Now, let me ask what you all think about Mitt Romney. . . .

[Just kidding, of course!]

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 06:47 PM

This would be a good idea but it’s been brought up many times before and I guess it’s not an option that the powers to be are able to incorporate to LJs

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 02:30 PM

While this may sound good in theory and beneficial to the author, I don’t believe this would eliminate the juvenile behavior your trying to prevent. Also while your topic may become dated you may prevent someone from adding new input to the topic that is of value.
Take the block button for example, it was supposed to be design for spammers and trolls. Now it has turned into a curse because some jackass took something the wrong way and decided to push the button.
What its going to take is for people to grow up and be mature about their responses. Just thought I would throw an opposing view to what seems to be a good idea.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 02:46 PM

I agree with your first point but wouldn’t hold my breath waiting on the maturity increase of some.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 02:57 PM

This is true, although it is what it takes. Unfortunately maturity only comes with wisdom that some fail to grasp.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 03:15 PM

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting on anything from the site’s administrators. They’ve become totally unresponsive since Martin sold out.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 03:32 PM

I always had a personal “Golden Rule” of not attacking anyone, regardless of thier opinions/responses. I broke it awhile back and gave myself a “time out”. I stay away from all political threads now.

I can learn and share with a democrat just as well as a republican. :)

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 04:44 PM

I do not think this would be a good idea.
Perhaps you ask a question, get some answers, which you think are good, and “end the topic”.
Joe (or Josephine), who is an expert on the topic, returns from holiday and wants to add some serious additional wisdom, perhaps even disagreeing with some of the previous answers, or wanting to point out a hidden danger he has experience of.
The topic is locked, so he can’t.
An incomplete, erroneous or potentially dangerous topic is now in the databank of “knowledge”, to be found next week/month/year by, well, it might be me – I regularly search for information here.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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RussellAP

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 05:13 PM

Joe could always private message him, if it’s that important.

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KnickKnack

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 05:16 PM

Joe could always private message him, if it’s that important.
True.
But no-one knows/knew that happened. The publicly available thread, aka the “reference material” is still “incomplete, erroneous or potentially dangerous”.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#13 posted 04-22-2012 08:11 PM

Couldn’t Josephine make some coffee and then help Joe look it up in a book?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#14 posted 04-22-2012 08:54 PM

I thought the same thing when starting to read this thread as I recently posted a topic asking for suggestions to name our two new pups, and even after I stated we had named them and thanked everyone, it still continued to get responses.

I do agree with KnickKnack, however, there could be valuable info to add at a later date.

I have offered info to some topics that were over a month or two old, hoping my insight would help…

Good discussion!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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