Originally Posted by Mugen EP
Forgive my ignorance but how does locking one thread and simply allowing another one to replace it do anything to solve the problem? Will this one be closley monitored to ensure the rules are followed or once this one gets out of hand it will be locked as well only to repeat the cycle?
So my point being - why punish the majority over a few members or new members? Go through the thread and weed out the problem members. It's part of being a mod of a forum. There was so much good information in that thread that would now need to be transfered over.
The other thread ran it's course. Not only were too many people violating the no buy/sell/trade rule, they were doing it with NO REGARD for the rules whatsoever. On top of that, it was becoming more and more difficult to keep up with new information with all the useless one word or smoking hat emoticon replies. This new thread WILL BE MODERATED MORE CLOSELY. And just like the Lebron thread, I'm positive our members will update the first few pages with all the needed information.
The old post is still there, it's just locked. So any information you need is still in the same place. You'll just need to reply here. The locking of the old thread and creation of the new post is not meant as a form of punishment for the majority of our users. However, it will serve as a reminder that people need to watch more closely what they're posting or else it will happen again.