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Locked threads should not be featured

  1. Jan 13, 2015 #1

    DaveC426913

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    Why do you think this?
     
  4. Jan 13, 2015 #3

    DaveC426913

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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.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2015 #4

    dlgoff

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    1] I wouldn't think that, as (old) threads would be locked at some point anyway.
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    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.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2015 #5

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    I was under the assumption that featured threads were both recent and open. o_O
     
  7. Jan 14, 2015 #6
    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.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2015 #7

    Vanadium 50

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    Here are the numbers: old threads - 4 (1 closed, 3 open). New threads: 34 (6 closed, 28 open)
     
  9. Jan 14, 2015 #8

    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.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2015 #9

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    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.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2015 #10

    Evo

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    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?
     
  12. Jan 14, 2015 #11

    dlgoff

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    :oldcry: I'm being a little selfish here I guess. :oldcry:
     
  13. Jan 14, 2015 #12

    phinds

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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
     
  14. Jan 14, 2015 #13

    RonL

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    Crackpot watching ? :D
     
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