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Southeaster said:
I have seen a forumer request for his thread to be locked because he received replies that he didn't like, and immediately recreate the thread with the exact same thread topic.

And I have also seen a forumer remake a thread because the Forum Moderator said on the previous thread that he could remake it if he made certain edits to his opening post.

These are the only two scenarios under which I have witnessed a locked thread being remade.


Haven't u ever written a rotten draft copy? Like for an assignment or something? And then been like "nah better start over from the beginning" and just scrapped the whole thing?

That's how some threads turn out. Like when post 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 all completely missed the mark.. and there is no recovery.. sometimes it is better to scrap it. Scrap it so that u can make a new one without making duplicates.

Sometimes u have an idea for an rs update and after posting ur idea people suggest different, maybe better ways, and it changes ur entire desire. So u suggest something Similar but new.. and updating the original idea is unreasonable because post 2 and 3 are about ur previous idea and want to change that.

I don't think there's a problem "recreating a locked thread" so long as it's not a "copy paste job".. something new in the new thread.. a similar but same idea.. that's ok to me.

Or maybe it takes u 5 edits to get ur original idea in the first opening post.. and people are like "what's that" "what's thus" etc. So once u get the OP in order, it could be recreated also.. I wouldn't mind that.

But if u try to refer to old locked thread, new thread locked... thems the rules I think so.
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18-May-2019 08:07:52 - Last edited on 18-May-2019 08:12:12 by Never RIP

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^ I've seen fmods telling OPs that it's their responsibility to direct the thread they have created.

When the first reply and the subsequent 3 pages of the thread are not directly addressing the topic and the thread has turned in to something it was never supposed to be and OP has lost control and is unable to direct the thread as required I think that it's fine to have the thread closed.

I think that it's OPs responsibility to "iron out" the misdirection in the new thread, in the OP. And if they were to copy paste the thread that went off the rails last time, it's almost destined to go off the rails again. But that's on OP and not the fmods to direct the thread and try to keep it on track.
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18-May-2019 23:00:23

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