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Closing thread

  1. Jun 16, 2015 #1
    I've seen some thead that has
    "Not open for further question"
    Who's closing this thread? Mentor?
    Can the OP closes the thread?
    If he/she can, where's the button. I'm just curious. Because I've seen so many interesting thread, and some of them are not open anymore.
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  3. Jun 16, 2015 #2


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    its done by a Mentor ... often when the thread has got way off topic or maybe strayed into personal theories or non-physics topics ( eg free energy, perpetual motion, philosophy etc) both of those last conditions are against PF rules

    hope that answers your Q :smile:

    I will ask for this thread to be moved to an appropriate forum section :)

  4. Jun 16, 2015 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    Many old threads are closed automatically to prevent "necroposting". Newer threads can be manually closed by a mentor, ovten when the discussion us becoming problematic, and often in conjunction with deleting posts and issuing warnings.
  5. Jun 16, 2015 #4
    Wow, the respond is so fast.
    Yes, yes. It answers my question.
  6. Jun 16, 2015 #5


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    That's because rather than sleep, Dave hovers over the keyboard just waiting to pounce on easy questions :biggrin:
  7. Jun 16, 2015 #6
    Ahhh, that grin icon.
    Okay,... but still no LOL icon?
  8. Jun 16, 2015 #7


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    Click on "Old School" after you bring up the smilies palette. :oldlaugh:

    (although I'd call this one ROFL rather than LOL, so it may not be the one you're looking for. :oldwink:)
  9. Jun 16, 2015 #8
    Ahhh, thank you thank you :oldlaugh:.
    This should be enough for me :oldcool:
  10. Jun 16, 2015 #9
    :oldlaugh:. This is what I would have responded
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