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KFCSpike
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Locking Topics

Post by KFCSpike »

I was able to lock my own topic earlier?
Is this deliberate or a problem with permissions on here?

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It's normal :)
If the relevant permission is set to yes, topic authors can lock their own topics ;)

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Post by Tydus »

I an admin locks a topic, it will stay locked right?

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Topic author can only (if he has the relevant permission) lock his own topic. He cannot unlock them after (except if he has the moderative permission). So if an admin or a moderator lock a topic, the author won't be able to unlock it ;)

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I locked it myself by mistake :oops:

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Post by d4rkst4r123 »

can i ask what is the purpose of allowing topic posters to do this?

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Post by The Grinch »

I can think of one use. If you have a classified section on your forum, when the user sells the item he/she can lock their own topic to prevent additional inquiries. I might actually implement that when I switch to phpBB3. Thanks for pointing it out. 8)

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Post by Highway of Life »

d4rkst4r123 wrote: can i ask what is the purpose of allowing topic posters to do this?
How many reasons would you like? ;)
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Post by yexusbeliever »

I like to hear as many reasons as there is to be.
hmm....

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Post by bonelifer »

A topic is going along and progressing nicely. Then all of a sudden someone we'll call NEWB100, comes in and starts moving the conversation off-topic. They are asked nicely to stop but become beligerent. Topic-start locks topic goes to one of NEWB100's posts and hits report post and enters an explanation, with a request to unlock the topic once they've dealt with NEWB100. The newb is dealt with and can't further ruin the conversation. Once they are dealt with the conversation can continue.

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