Anyone else have an insatiable urge to read any thread which has been closed?

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  1. John-Miles

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    I dunno kinda makes me think that closed threads should be deleted?

    or am i the only one with this curious habit?
     
  2. Greg*go

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    Ha... I only read a closed thread I wouldn't normally read for two reasons.... 1: if there are quite a few posts and 2: if I see absolutely no reason why it should be closed in the first place just by the title. So, for example, if I see a thread like "how do I copy my DVDs?" closed, I'll just skip it.

    It's like a train wreck, you know you shouldn't look, but you must.
     
  3. Micheal

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    I have to know how it ended!![​IMG]
     
  4. Aaron Reynolds

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    Same here.
     
  5. Holadem

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    I suspect the reason closed threads remain viewable is so they could serve as example.

    On a Views/Time vs Time graph, there would be a huge spike at the point of closure. There would also probably be a lesser spike when the thread reaches page 2.

     
  6. Craig Robertson

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    sometimes i just gotta look, can't help myself...
     
  7. Glenn Overholt

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    It's just too much of a temptation. I would like to have whoever closed it post a reason, though. Some of us are really dense and can't figure it out.

    Glenn
     
  8. Cam S

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    It can be interesting (and funny) how threads can be closed sometimes. I'm guilty of looking
     
  9. Craig S

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    Closing a thread is like putting up a big sign saying "Read Me! Read Me!"

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  10. LewB

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    I read closed threads first ! I figure that someone broke one of the rules regarding posts for this site. My curiosity takes me to those threads immediately so I can see who did what. I guess it's just human nature (this human, anyway).
     
  11. Cees Alons

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    A closed thread is a read-only thread. No need to feel guilty if you read it.
    It's closed, because continuation of the discussion was no longer (or: not) deemed fruitful. That's all, it's not a "penalty" of sorts.

    Cees
     
  12. MarkHastings

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    Cees,

    But some of them are like train wrecks where you just GOTTA see the (or read) the carnage.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    It's like driving by an accident. You can't help but at least glance.

    But some threads ARE indeed outright deleted.
     
  14. Chris Farmer

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    I look, I just can't help myself. I've got to know what brought it down, especially when it has the innocuous title of "Star Wars DVD Found!" or "How Do I Turn my LDs to DVDs" Ok, maybe that's not so innocuous, but you get the point [​IMG]
     
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  17. Cees Alons

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    Martin,

    No need to lecture other boards from this place. [​IMG]
    What you describe as favourable is almost exactly our usual policy.

    Cees
     
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    Of course. I tend to read them to see if they were closed because someone didn't want any more comments or because something bad was going on. I've seen threads just closed for no good reason other than to kill them quickly. Lets face it, when a tread reaches its end it will die on its own, there should never be a reason to speed up the death. If there are a lot of locked threads does it help in the performance of the database? Thats the only reason I can think of as to why some threads get locked. My opinion is no thread should be closed. Posts deleted maybe but entire threads closed? Nope. But thats just my opinion which doesn't mean much here.
     
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