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Thread locked / not locked

  1. Oct 16, 2016 #1

    phinds

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  3. Oct 16, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    Sorry for the temporary confusion, phinds. I temporarily locked the thread when looking into a report by a senior physicist about the thread -- Mentors sometimes use the Thread Lock feature as a semaphore as we look into the thread while deciding what to do with it. In this case I unlocked it within a couple minutes deciding to let the other Mentors deal with the post report.

    If a thread will be locked for more than a couple of minutes, we will usually post in the thread that the thread is locked for Moderation. In this case, I unlocked it relatively quickly to release the semaphore for other Mentors to deal with it.

    BTW, what were you going to reply with... :smile:
     
  4. Oct 16, 2016 #3

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    He was going to say that Berkeman is awesome and one of the nicest mentors we have. :smile:
     
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  5. Oct 16, 2016 #4

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    LOL. Hopefully he was going to say something else to @Gerinski in reply...
     
  6. Oct 16, 2016 #5

    phinds

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    Well, that's a given, of course.

    I rarely know when I open a thread whether I even will have any thing intelligent(1) to say but as a separate issue I like to know why threads are locked so I always take a look at them.

    Thanks for the explanation of what was confusing me.

    1) I should note, and I know that it will come as no surprise, that a lack of anything intelligent to say rarely shuts me up.
     
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