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Sometimes you really want it locked. As one example, we have group members on moderation-bypass (status “P”) who may not realize when a topic is really closed, because the locking is not announced. It’s just done. Locking means you don’t want to allow ANY posts to a topic.
Another reason to lock instead of moderate is to disable Likes. Again, stopping all activity.
A third reason is not wanting to compose and send rejection notices. Locking (whether via the current bounce message or the proposed method) sends, or would send under the proposed idea, a boilerplate “This topic is locked.”
A fourth reason is to eliminate the Reply button so that members responding via web realize they can’t post to the topic even before they’re tempted to reply.
Etc. Locking is just a whole different ballgame from moderation.
On Apr 25, 2019, at 8:40 AM, Marv Waschke <marv@...> wrote:
Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.