Locked threads should not be featured

DaveC426913

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Why do you think this?
I guess a combination of two things:
1] Featuring a thread that cannot be contributed to seems kinda mean (in a bait & switch way).
2] I see at least a loose correlation between locked threads and threads that are "not in the PF way" (i.e. there's a reason they're locked).

Both seem to be antithetical to the nature of a "featured" thread.
 

dlgoff

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I guess a combination of two things:
1] Featuring a thread that cannot be contributed to seems kinda mean (in a bait & switch way).
2] I see at least a loose correlation between locked threads and threads that are "not in the PF way" (i.e. there's a reason they're locked).

Both seem to be antithetical to the nature of a "featured" thread.
1] I wouldn't think that, as (old) threads would be locked at some point anyway.
but
2] Makes sense to me, as most locked threads, I think, have a posted reason for the locking; with some indicating "not the PF way". But maybe you and I are little paranoid.
 

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I was under the assumption that featured threads were both recent and open. o_O
 
Featuring a thread that cannot be contributed to seems kinda mean (in a bait & switch way
In the beginning I featured some threads that were classics but either designed as read only guides/FAQs or were old enough that we closed to prevent necroposting.
 

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Here are the numbers: old threads - 4 (1 closed, 3 open). New threads: 34 (6 closed, 28 open)
 

Evo

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Some threads degraded and needing closing. Just because they are featured doesn't mean that they are immune to forum standards.
 

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Just because they are featured doesn't mean that they are immune to forum standards.
Indeed, the correlation appears negative - i.e. the fraction of featured threads that are locked are indeed higher. However, this doesn't mean that troublesome threads are featured; it is at least as likely as the featured threads attract troublemakers.
 

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I guess a combination of two things:
1] Featuring a thread that cannot be contributed to seems kinda mean (in a bait & switch way).
2] I see at least a loose correlation between locked threads and threads that are "not in the PF way" (i.e. there's a reason they're locked).

Both seem to be antithetical to the nature of a "featured" thread.
it is at least as likely as the featured threads attract troublemakers.
Yes, the noise to signal ratio increases. Mentors have waited until they are no longer the thread that appears on the homepage to close. The threads are not expected to remain open indefinitely.

Perhaps after a thread has it's week as "featured", that designation should be removed?
 

dlgoff

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Perhaps after a thread has it's week as "featured", that designation should be removed?
:oldcry: I'm being a little selfish here I guess. :oldcry:
 
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I think this thread should be locked and then listed as a featured thread. :-p

Sorry folks ... I didn't get enough sleep last night and I'm a bit punchy. o_O
 

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I think this thread should be locked and then listed as a featured thread. :-p

Sorry folks ... I didn't get enough sleep last night and I'm a bit punchy. o_O
Crackpot watching ? :D
 

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