(Closed) closing threads

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Do you think threads should be closed to comments?
    yes, let the Admins decide : (28 votes)
    51 %
    yes, but only after certain criteria is met (i.e. time open) : (17 votes)
    31 %
    no, threads should never be closed : (9 votes)
    16 %
    other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think with certain things it’s just making it worse.  Like the one about the other board, we were just fueling the fire for them and giving them more things to complain about with us.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    they close them when they’re really against what WB stands for – no snark, blatant vendor posts, etc.  I am glad that one was closed, personally.  But i get it, free speech and all that.  But if that stuff continued, it’d be like the knot on here which was just terrible.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I am all for closing threads in some instances.

    For example, with the thread about that other message board earlier: it was getting to a point where everyone was just basically repeating what others had said and no new information or viewpoints were being contributed. Everyone was just going around in circles, and it got to a point where there was really nothing more than anyone could say.

    It’s not like the threads are deleted – those who didn’t see them before or get a chance to comment are still able to view them as much as they want – they just can’t add any new comments. I feel like it’s a good policy to have.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Sometimes everything has been said that could be said, and sometimes the situation is getting out of hand. Like in that recently closed thread? It was just a pile of crap that was waiting to turn into a bigger pile of crap, and no one else needed to take a dump in it. (Excuse the colorful metaphor, haha)

    I’m 100% certain that the admin close threads based on necessity, not their personal feelings.

    Post # 7
    Member
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I agree w/ amanda.lynn, many times it gets so repetitive, it just goes in round about circles.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I see what you’re saying re: not getting a chance to comment, but the only threads he admins close are the ones where people start to get all aggro and nasty. Like the one today – why continue to let some loser troll and mole argue back and forth on OUR site? It needed to be closed ASAP. I definitely don’t think the admins ever close a thread when there isn’t more than sufficient reason to.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I definitley think some threads should be closed. We’ve had a few lately that should make the closed list. When vendors come on and spam our boards, when things get out-of-hand with snarkiness, etc.

    Post # 10
    Member
    6010 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I was under the impression that threads are generally closed only when requested by community members.  I don’t think admins just close whatever threads they feel like; I think people usually have to request that a thread be closed and give a good reason that it should be closed before an admin will act.

    Post # 11
    Member
    250 posts
    Helper bee

    I feel that closing threads helps people move on from a topic.  We (as a weddingbee community) seem to get stuck on an issue and we all keep repeating the same things over and over again.  If someone really wants to say something about that topic, they are more than welcome to start a new thread.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Jacqi: Having been a forum admin before, I definitely believe that members should respect an admin’s discretion. There’s never going to be a magic formula that fits every situation, so it’s the admin’s job to judge when things are OK and when things are going too far. On WB, people do a great job of monitoring themselves anyway; the only time I’ve seen threads close is after members have requested it!

    Post # 14
    Member
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Jacqi – I know that, personally, when something gets heated like that, I can’t help but checking in on the thread and I usually end up posting on it if it’s really pissing me off. That’s why I appreciate when threads are closed because I don’t personally have the will power to just stop looking at it. It’s my inner drama queen I guess 🙂

    I see how, on one hand, you can look at it as a freedom of speech issue, and rightly so. I just think that maintaining the general positive vibe of the WB community trumps the freedom of speech issue in select cases. And the PP is right who said that threads are closed at the request of members, not just blindly closed by admins.

    Post # 15
    Member
    250 posts
    Helper bee

    Jacqi, IMHO the problem is that people don’t stop commenting.  It is easy to say that people should just stop but it just doesn’t happen that way.  Everyone wants to share their thoughts, which is great but it needs to stop at some point.  I agree that it is annoying when you want to comment on a thread and it is closed but in my case someone else has always posted what I would have said.

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    @Jacqi – But that’s just the problem: people won’t stop posting. With stuff that’s so controversial it will just continue until someone closes the thread. And yes, sometimes when the thread is closed a new one will pop up, but when it does it usually isn’t a big thread and doesn’t really get many replies. Just wanted to chime in to say that even though it’s logical for people to just stop posting on threads like that, they probably won’t. 

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