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Originally posted by neformore
reply to post by TKDRL
For the most part, threads are left open and those who choose to break the T&C are dealt with appropriately.
Occasionally though things get a little silly and discussions get a little too heated. In those cases staff may intervene and close a thread temporarily to let tempers cool and hopefully allow posters to get a better sense of perspective on the issues they are discussing.
Very rarely, a thread will go haywire, ego's will go out of control and pages of arguments ensure. At those times the thread may very well be locked permanently if the likely number of staff actions will result in nothing but pages of warnings.On those occasions it is simply better to let sleeping dogs lie and hope that those who wish to discuss the issue sensibly will do so in a new thread where decorum is maintained.