One reason I get so annoyed with SF is this locking of threads... if you didn't guess what I was on about by the title... Obviously SF has things which aren't allowed where the topic should be closed right away, ie asking for methods and perhaps revealing information and things of that nature... But one thing I can't stand is threads that just immediately get locked for no reason because they're worried it might escalate into something. Or whatever. The main issue is they never ask. They just close and say THE FINAL WORD. The mod or admin has the final word. Again, in some cases this was needed. I'm bad with examples, so I'll just use one from personal experience, my most recent thread about getting banned from chat (and I'm not complaining about the ban). I implied on the thread I didn't know I was breaking a rule. Then somebody locked the thread with "this thread has been locked. bunny told ybt to stop and ybt persisted." 1) i didn't even know i was doing something at the time which severely broke the rules. i know giving out methods is not allowed, and i apologize greatly for doing it, but you're falsifying the whole thing 2) by locking the thread which isn't obvious why it was locked, coupled with essentially "ybt is to blame", it gives me no opportunity to defend myself publically. it has been argued "mods are people too". Absolutely, yes. So why does this one "person" get to have the final say in the other "person"'s thread, when there were no personal attacks, no methods, everybody being quite polite? I understand the want and the need to keep its members safe, something it does quite admirably. But you can't cut it off there, it's ridiculous. Thank you.