(Closed) Curious about long thread closures. Why are some shut down but others remain?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m not a moderator, but threads seem to get shut down because certain people don’t like the content of it. One of my threads got that treatment because I am anti abortion and I didn’t conform to the views of pro choice. Just used that as an example and I’m in no way insinuating that the topic get resurrected. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I remember the thread you are on about, perhaps they were afraid that as weddingbee is popular, they were afraid that the company would complain to this site? People were generally saying they would boycott the place etc. I really think they have closed it to avoid a discrepancy.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was wondering the same thing a few days ago about two threads in particular! Glad you asked.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I get what UpstateCait is talking about. The same reason that the Hilary Duff Gemma Vera Wang dress thread was closed after reaching like 10 or 11 pages and a Part II was opened as a continuation. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Irish-bride:  I kinda doubt that….unless there is a business arrangement we all don’t know about.

 

@UpstateCait:  Yeah, since the thread was shut down for being “too long,” I’ve been waiting for the “Person below me” game to be shut down as well. Annnnnd…..nope. Possibly the length of the responses makes a difference? I dunno.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not a mod but I’ve been a part of a few threads that have been shut down just for being too long. Usually we self monitor it and then when we hit around 15 pages it starts ghosting (replies stop showing up on following pages unless you manually type in the page address). Usually someone will notice and flag it. Possibly something similar happened with the chik-fil-a thread?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve wondered this too! I see it happen on completely non-political, non-heated threads so it seems like it’s just up to individual mods on whether or not it needs to get broken up?

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I run the jobs support sticky thread, and once it gets too long, it slows things down and a new one has to be made! Not sure if that answers the questions you may have but its usually do to size.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@UpstateCait:  I didn’t either. The mods usually will close a thread if the OP requests it though. Maybe thats what happened and they blamed it on the length to avoid drama?

EDIT: It didn’t seem to be entirely for length, either. It seemed to be a length/discussion has run its course closing, just not with those exact words.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

On a long thread that has actual, useful content, closing it in favor of a new one is really useful to users who want to find that content. You’d not have to sift through 5-year-old content to find recent, relevant info about that dress if the thread is kept below 10 pages or so, especially since wb, unlike other forums, doesn’t offer any “jump to last post” or page number navigation from the main forum pages.

On a game thread/time waster, the whole point is to waste time and no one is going to much care about its contents. So keeping it easy-to-navigate doesn’t really matter.

I’d guess— and it’s only a guess since I’m not a Mod here— the chik-fil-A thread got closed and no new one spawned because there really wasn’t anything new being added in terms of information/content. It had run its course. Nothing stopping anyone from opening a new one but do we really need a 30-page thread on a topic where all the opinions fall into only 3 categories (will boycott, won’t boycott, don’t care) and there are no new developments in the story? It gets to a point where it’s just filler and noise. Kill the thread and everyone moves on, back to generating useful content.

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