SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 181 posts
Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 18:09
Locking threads = Auto-Archiving?
It's recently been brought to my attention that if a thread is locked by the GM, that doing so automatically archives the thread.

If that's actually the case (I can't test it, but have no reason to disbelieve it), can we get those two functions pulled apart?

Sometimes it's necessary to lock a thread to prevent further posting on a heated topic, or in the middle of a combat, or what-not in order for the GM to have time to address whatever is happening without revealing all of the private lines that might exist within the thread to everyone (as happens when a thread is archived).
Shannara
 moderator, 3839 posts
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Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 18:19
Locking threads = Auto-Archiving?
Locking a thread does not archive a thread.  It only keeps people from posting in it.

Archiving a thread automatically locks the thread as well as archives it.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 182 posts
Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 18:57
Locking threads = Auto-Archiving?
Huh. Well then, all right. That was what I thought, but someone else assured me today quite vehemently that locking it DOES auto-archive it.

Thanks for clearing that up, Shannara. :)
steelsmiter
 member, 2072 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
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Sun 29 Dec 2019
at 04:10
Locking threads = Auto-Archiving?
In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 3):

It's entirely possible that some checkbox got ticked, but I dunno for sure what tick boxes are ticked by default.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15830 posts
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Sun 29 Dec 2019
at 05:08
Locking threads = Auto-Archiving?
In reply to steelsmiter (msg # 4):

None of the boxes are ticked by default.
Gaffer
 member, 1593 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 13:08
Locking threads = Auto-Archiving?
In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 3):

Your earlier informant perhaps got confused by this language in the Edit Thread screen: "Close Thread (forced for archives)". While archiving a thread may automatically close/lock it, the converse is not true.

I have closed maqny threads as a GM, but they have not been archived.

This message was last edited by the user at 13:08, Tue 07 Jan.