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Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:00 PM

Can anyone tell me what a "locked thread" is?

My post to an article about the Argentine submarine tragedy (group: Latin America) failed because the thread was "locked." Returned to home page and the article had been disappeared. Have not encountered this on DU before. Was able to post my reply re this subject to a similar post in the same group, but am still puzzled. Thank you for your help.

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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:02 PM

1. I think it means no one can comment on your post. i could be wrong.

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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:02 PM

2. Hi there - a thread gets locked when it does't adhere to various forum rules

for posts in the Late Breaking News area, care is needed - if it has already been posted, a repeat post will be locked - but it is fine to repost it in General Discussion.

Duplicate posts are the main reason posts get locked - off topic for the forum the other.

Once it gets locked, it can't be commented upon - but it can be posted elsewhere in a more suitable area.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:07 PM

4. OK thanks so much

That makes perfect sense, I believe both of the original articles were exactly similar, and in the same group forum, one had about eight or ten current replies and the other had no replies. Such a shame because the replies to the post I originally responded to were quite informative.

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Response to disalitervisum (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:08 PM

6. well, they won't be lost - they will still be there. Repost it - use General Discussion - it gets

the most attention.

glad to be of help.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:20 PM

13. Well my post is there where I posted to the second article, it can be found in the group forum

But the "first" article that was "locked" is gone, it cannot be found, nor its original replies to it. Unless my ability to find things is gone as well, along with the hair at the top of my head.

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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:07 PM

3. There should be a note giving the reason for being locked.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:09 PM

7. Makes sense

I didn't see any reason given, but I have been known to miss things before. Thank you.

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Response to disalitervisum (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:10 PM

9. I've wondered why some were locked also.

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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:08 PM

5. A thread that is locked.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:11 PM

10. I kind of enjoy that type of humor. Thanks.

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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:09 PM

8. who locks it?

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Response to Motley13 (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:11 PM

11. Ah, the $64 question.

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Response to disalitervisum (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:15 PM

12. A host locked that thread in Latest Breaking News due to the source used.

See the last reply which explains the reason for locking the thread:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141935908

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Response to Make7 (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:27 PM

14. Thank you very much, you have our eternal gratitude.

I worked with submarines in the Navy, thus my interest. Thanks, DonViejo, for trashing what may have possibly been my best post to date. (Just kidding, I understand completely.)

Thanks to all for your time and assistance.

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Response to disalitervisum (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 07:43 PM

15. YW. You could always add a link to the LBN thread in the one posted in the Latin America group.

Then people interested in the topic could at least read the replies from that locked thread.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 09:19 PM

16. That's a very good idea. Thank you.

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