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    hey webteam,
    when you close a thread, can you at least post why it is being closed?

    I know sometimes people get out of hand, off topic, or one person (or two people) start a fight, and then you close the thread. would it not be easier (and more beneficial to the fh.com community) to delete the offending posts, or leave a message saying what is being posted doesn't belong here or is inappropriate, instead of closing the entire thread? after all, a person can just restart a new thread on the same topic, often without understanding why the initial thread was closed.

    for examples, in the EMS forum "how do you stay married?!", a very valid question was asked. and it's an important topic, as EMS has a very high divorce rate. and because of the inappropriate comments made by one person (and later a second person), the thread was closed. would it not be better to just delete the inappropriate comments, and leave a note saying that the type of discussion that was being discussed has no place here?
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    Sorry, as we've explained before, if a thread gets out of hand, it is closed. Thats our policy. Feel free to start a new thread.

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    Originally posted by webteam
    Sorry, as we've explained before, if a thread gets out of hand, it is closed. Thats our policy. Feel free to start a new thread.

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    Then why sometimes you see a post like "Comment removed by webteam" or somethnig in that nature.
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    Because we also remove over the top posts, especially those with profanity, sexual innuendo, etc.

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    I just dont understand, if it has vulgar language and sexual innuendo and such then shouldnt you lock it. But what ever you do I agree with the DR. You gota start a whole new topic and start erverythnig all over when you know its there but just cant reply, thats another thing why lock them? you can still view them. Is there any way to change the policy?
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    It's pretty simple, 1 or 2 bad posts and they can be deleted. When the thread is turning that way, it gets locked to stop it from going on. Why can't people just post serious thoughts and stop wasting space on useless topics because they are bored and have free time? Why can't people just argue/disagree and leave the name calling crap out?

    GROW UP.
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