Today I have been thinking why not make a tutorial not related to plugins? I have kept this idea for a few days, and I have already seen someone mentioned about topic locking so I decided why not make a tutorial.
What is Topic Locking?
When a LEET Staff member locks a topic it means that no one can no longer reply on the topic except staff, but it hardly happens once the topic is locked. There is various reasons why LEET Staff members lock topics. I will mention them below.
Types of Topic Locking
Requested by op.
This is the most common reason why topics are locked. Requested by op means that the topic owner has gave the approval that the topic needs no more replies or already got what he/she was looking for. Although if you guys ask for the topic to be locked we will lock it for you.
Topic can be locked
Lock topic please
You can now :lock:
Bumping old topics
You sometimes see a user posting on old topics which haven’t had a reply in a long time. Although, this most likely happens in server, and tutorial topics. Wait, now you might be asking when do we count it as an old topic? Well the topic must be a month or older without a reply so it can be locked. If you see an old topic there is no need to reply as we will get through all the topics eventually.
Drama or Flamewar
For users who get mad at each other and start a fight over a thread is not allowed. Doing so will lead the topic to being locked. This means that users aren’t allowed to argue, or say anything bad that may affect a user. If you want to argue, chat through PM, not in a topic which was made not to start drama
You might say by the title, that we lock topics that are off-topic, but this is not the case. Off-Topic discussion means when a user talks about something random which is not related to the main topic. This wouldn’t occur in the off-topic section, as you can post anything you want, but if it’s in a different category it would possibly be locked, or sometimes your posts can be deleted and not have the topic locked.
Topic OP Dead
We sometimes receive users who are waiting to be banned by the management team. They sometimes post a topic to say something mean. Although some users might be nice at the beginning and then they do something wrong and they suddenly get banned. Well if the user is banned and has created a topic, the topic will be marked as dead, meaning that the user is banned.
Hope I made it clear for why the LEET Staff Team would lock topics. If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me anytime as I am more than happy to assist you.