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  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1

    I looked for a FAQs area but couldn't find one!?!

    I've come across a thread which may help with a problem I have but it is locked?

    Can any one help with viewing this?

    Is there a reason it should be locked?

    Thank you.
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  3. Jun 4, 2012 #2


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    Has the thread been inactive over 2 years? If so, that is the likely reason if none was given.
  4. Jun 4, 2012 #3
    Hi Evo,

    That will be why then!!! Thanks.

    Is it possible to re-open this or is it lost forever?

    Thank you!
  5. Jun 4, 2012 #4


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    If the last post doesn't give a specific reason why it's closed, then it should be safe for you to start a new thread on the subject. What is the link to the thread?
  6. Jun 4, 2012 #5


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    There are two FAQ areas related to physics. One is in the General Physics forum:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=209 [Broken]

    The other is in the Relativity forum

    https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=210 [Broken]

    Your post didn't indicate clearly which subject area, and where, you were looking.

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  8. Jun 4, 2012 #7


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    That's all that thread has!

    You do know that this is from 2007, don't you? We tend to lock many of the old threads that either are done, or went nowhere. This is one of the latter where the OP never came back to follow up, so there was no point in leaving it open.

  9. Jun 4, 2012 #8
    Ah I see,

    Sorry, I figured I couldn't see any more as it was locked!!!

    Guess I'll have to start again at the beginning then.

    Thank you both for the quick response and help.

  10. Jun 4, 2012 #9


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    Yes, just to make it clear: a "locked thread" means you can't add new posts to it, but doesn't stop you reading anything in it.
  11. Jun 4, 2012 #10
    Ha.... That now makes sense!!

    Thanks again.
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