This may well be that I am missing out on some nuance that I should have picked up but would it be possible for a reason to be given when a thread is closed? I realise that sometimes the reason is self-evident but I was about to post on a thread today when I realised it had been closed (apparently with no replies) - maybe I missed something but it seemed a real request for advice. Please don't get me wrong - this forum is incredibly well run but it would be nice to know why.
Could be a million reasons, usually the OP knows why. Could be double-posting -someone's asking for advice on two different threads. When someone asks for advice on their intro, then posts in the proper forum, the intro thread is closed so we don't have members responding on two different threads. Sometimes the OP has double-posted their intro thread.
I also wondered about this. I saw one last week I think that I was preparing to post to and as I was searching for some reference links, it was locked. I didnít see anything offensive about it so I just assumed it must have been a troll.
If new members post the same issue in their intro thread as in the Behavior or Health, for example, we close the intro thread so people aren't responding to both. Or if they cross-post, etc. Or if they post a link to an older thread in a new thread, we close the older one so people are only responding to the new one. Saves a lot of double-posting....
Hi I'm new here and was just about to post a suggestion on the thread about having one cat indoor and one cat outdoor when I realised it was closed. I did see the moderators reply that there was already threads on the subject but I've not managed to find any by searching, but I'm probably just doing it wrong Are there sticky threads on popular topics or something similar that I'm missing?