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Why are so many threads locked?

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I've noticed that a lot of threads from about one to four years ago are locked. Sometimes it's every thread from a certain date that is locked and only one or two threads in the forum are open. 

Case in point, I went to the Metal Festivals forum to post about the 2008 Hellfest, but I found even 2015 Rock am Ring was blocked - along with all the others. I pulled out and didn't start a Hellfest 08 forum because why would that be ok if more recent festivals have been locked? 

I see this quite a bit actually. What's the idea? 

 

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The idea is to keep the archive around while preventing tons of ancient, dead threads from getting bumped, and to cut down on opportunities for spamming. We did a massive cleaning of the forum about a year and a half ago and it took days to (metaphorically) wade through all the clutter. I'm pretty sure we posted somewhere about it, with the caveat that if anyone sees a specific thread they'd like to unlock, they can message us about it. If you want to make a thread to talk about a festival, feel free.

This was supposed to be a temporary solution while the big reorganization was underway. I'm hoping we'll get to that soonish.

 

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You guys locked the 2015 Rock am Ring thread so people would stop spamming? It was only a year ago! This is seriously a strange site. 

Ok whatever, I get it though, and that's fine. I think I'll pass on the Hellfest post... for obvious reasons. 

 

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

You guys locked the 2015 Rock am Ring thread so people would stop spamming? It was only a year ago! This is seriously a strange site. 

Ok whatever, I get it though, and that's fine. I think I'll pass on the Hellfest post... for obvious reasons. 

 

Yes, we figured locking that particular thread would solve all of our problems in one go.

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