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Asking the mod to lock this thread.

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  • I don't know where to turn to. I don't think it belongs to fissue at microsoft dot com, and I can't use the Abuse button as no one is in violation of COC.

    So, I am posting my " lock this thread " request here.

    The thread in question has gone through 136 replies 235 Votes, and counting.

    I don't think there is a computer matter that is so important that a 136 replies, and a highly questionable 235 Helpful Votes have not completely covered. Even a Homeland Security issue would have been settled with that many responses ( sarcastic ).

    The only thing it will do now is occupying a spot which could have been used for a Real computer problem.

    This is just my opinion.

    Thank you.

    Adding............

    It would be real nice if the admins/owner set up a separate Discussion forum where people who love to talk without end can spend their time there, and people who come to TechNet solely for helping others will not have to be bothered by such nonsense.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:22 AM

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  • Well there are clearly a lot of people with opinions on where Microsoft should take the Windows user interface. I don't think that is surprising, and the discussion would seem to be on topic for that forum.

    Is there any benefit in locking a thread just because it is very long? I would probably not post on a thread that is already that long as I would not expect many people to ever make it all the way down to read my post, but if I did would anyone be harmed?

    I do agree that the points earned by the posts with many helpful votes are questionable. These opinion threads tend to generate large numbers of competing votes. Is the distortion of the (far from perfect) points system reason enough to lock threads like this? I don't know (for that matter, I don't know if locking a thread prevents additional helpful votes).

    [Edit in response to the suggestion of a separate forum for these posts] 
    Does the existence of one discussion thread with a very high post count make it very much harder to find questions that need to be answered?



    • Edited by Blackwood Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:29 AM
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:03 AM
  • ............ I would probably not post on a thread that is already that long as I would not expect many people to ever make it all the way down to read my post......................

    THAT is one of the reasons why the thread is due to be locked.

    It no longer serves the purpose other than wasting a valuable spot in the front page.

    Abusing the Helpful Vote privilege is not my main concern. Wasting a spot at front page is.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:27 PM
  • Just found out today, March 4th, that the thread in question has been locked.

    My thanks to the mod who did that, whoever he/she is.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:27 PM
  • Your welcome, David! Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    Carey Frisch

    • Marked as answer by david hk129 Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:10 AM
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:28 AM