Peeve: "In before the lock"

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jagan Seshadri, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. Jagan Seshadri

    Jagan Seshadri Supporting Actor

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    While I am aware that we are guests at the HTF and that moderators are what keep this place from turning into a war-zone like most other internet fora I've frequented, the one thing that drives me batty are those little chirpy snitches who post...
     
  2. Jagan Seshadri

    Jagan Seshadri Supporting Actor

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    ...in before the lock
    which is probably one of the more cowardly things to do.
    IF you feel this way, join in the discussion, but please please please
    don't be a "Lock Mock"
    -JNS
    And yes, I sense the irony too [​IMG]
     
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    I agree, Jagan. Lately I've even been seeing it in threads that are not even "lock-bait".
    I think it's just a way to increase that post count!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jagan Seshadri

    Jagan Seshadri Supporting Actor

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    What do you get with increased post count anyway?

    -JNS
     
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    I agree "...in before the lock" posts are a waste of time. I also don't like posts that read: "I think this is better suited to the Polls section. [​IMG]!" Just let the mods move as they see fit, and don't post if you don't have anything constructive to say!
     
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    What about those posts that consist simply of a smiley. Or, "yep", "right on", et al.
     
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    sentence-deprived IMers
     
  9. Rain

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    A much more subtle and effective way to artificially inflate your post count is to start threads complaining about trivial little things that hurt nobody. [​IMG]
    Seriously, the "In before the lock" thing is, I think, usually just intended jokingly. Is it really the end of the world? [​IMG]
     
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    So...am I...umm...In Before The Lock? :p)

    Bruce
     
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    Some of us do report them as well.
     
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    Since no other admin has commented I'll do it.
    In before the lock is harmless. However, IMO it accomplishes only three things:
    • 1)Show that you read the post.
    • 2)Increase your post count.
    • 3)Moves the post back to the top to get even more recognition.
    None of these reasons serve a useful purpose and moving it to the top is certainly not preferred if in fact the post should be locked.
    It would be much preferred it anyone sees a thread that in your opinion should be closed that you email an administrator.
     
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    What's equally peeving is when someone posts nothing but "countdown to the lock" or words to that effect. That does nothing but insult the originator of the thread.

    I'm guilty of doing this, but after I did so, I gave it some thought and realized how useless it was.
     
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    "In before the lock"

    Immature comments from moderator wannabes with nothing to contribute.

    Mike
     
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    Hell, I thought this was about getting home before I was locked out. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Nevermind.
    Parker
     

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