Closing Threads: Who's Closing & Can OP Close?

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In summary: I'd been a little quicker.In summary, the conversation discusses the closing of old and new threads on a forum. It is explained that mentors are the ones who typically close threads, often when they have gone off topic or strayed into non-physics related discussions. This is done to prevent "necroposting" and maintain forum rules. The OP's question is answered and the thread is requested to be moved to a different forum section.
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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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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 :)

cheers
Dave
 
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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.
 
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davenn said:
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 :)

cheers
Dave
Wow, the respond is so fast.
Yes, yes. It answers my question.
Thanks.
 
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Stephanus said:
Wow, the respond is so fast.
That's because rather than sleep, Dave hovers over the keyboard just waiting to pounce on easy questions :biggrin:
 
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Ahhh, that grin icon.
Okay,... but still no LOL icon?
 
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Stephanus said:
Okay,... but still no LOL icon?

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:)
 
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jtbell said:
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:)
Ahhh, thank you thank you :oldlaugh:.
This should be enough for me :oldcool:
 
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phinds said:
That's because rather than sleep, Dave hovers over the keyboard just waiting to pounce on easy questions :biggrin:
:oldlaugh:. This is what I would have responded
 

Related to Closing Threads: Who's Closing & Can OP Close?

1. Who has the authority to close threads?

The moderators or administrators of a forum or discussion board typically have the authority to close threads.

2. Can the original poster (OP) close their own thread?

In most cases, the OP does not have the ability to close their own thread. This power is usually reserved for moderators or administrators.

3. What are the reasons for closing a thread?

Threads may be closed for a variety of reasons, including violating forum rules, becoming too heated or off-topic, or reaching a natural conclusion. The specific reasons may vary depending on the forum or discussion board.

4. How can I tell if a thread has been closed?

Most forums or discussion boards will indicate if a thread has been closed by displaying a "closed" or "locked" symbol next to the thread title. Additionally, attempting to post a reply to a closed thread will usually result in an error message.

5. Can a closed thread be reopened?

In some cases, yes. If a thread has been closed for violating forum rules, it may be reopened if the issue is resolved. However, if a thread has been closed for reaching a natural conclusion or becoming too off-topic, it is unlikely to be reopened.

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