I support the freedom of topics. However, these locked threads do have some unfriendly and disrespectful posts. It cuts both ways. They are rarely informative, but mostly a repetition on what has been read or heard somewhere else. From this perspective I can understand the moderator's choice.
Sorry I dont agree.................
Why was this locked? It was informative and there was nothing mean spirited, yet locked.http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24573&highlight=climbers+cup
I think tymon_tm is asking what is and is not allowed, and some consistency in the application of it. Apropos, this thread:http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24712&highlight=living+room
Why this one was allowed to contiune I'll never know. Nothing to do with bike other than making them art in you living room. Bikeman71 makes an interesing comment in the "art" thread:
why did they lock the climber's cup thread? i'm curious because i started it. isn't climbing the number one reason to have a sickly light bike? i would like to know so that i don't make a similiar mistake again.
Bikeman71 and tymon_tm's questions are ligit and fair.
Mods do have a difficult job. They have to keep our little space here on track and protect it from the becoming a cess pool of garbage and dumb ass posts. But
...............on the other hand they have to keep as many people happy as possible. I think if there were "finite" rules no one would get bent about a locked thread because...........its against the rules. Without the rules it can seem like a random application of what the mods want to lock or don't want to lock. The two threads above illistrating it very well. Neither one has anything
to do with "WW". If you are going to argue that one does conform to some straind application of a WW thread, well, bikeman71 sums it up well. If all post have to be about "ww stuff" then both threads should be locked.
Moderation is good, like beer. To much beer and it'll ruin your night.
FWIW, I think our mods do a fairly good job of filtering the crap from here. It is surely better than the site where people ride with stems on upsidedown.........you can't say anything over there without getting a nasty PM. Additionally, they took care of the "double agent"-Lew Wheels thing quickly and fairly I'd say.
Edit: How'd this get moved?
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