Yes it was all a bit strange, would be nice if a moderator simply posted a reason such as "No more OWS threads please its getting to de-railed" while locking, or something like that. Or even a post in US politics thread with a warning to stop that doing the same?A quick non-scientific analysis suggests (to me) that other threads were closed due to their contents being more suitable for the US politics thread, but when that thread is used for those topics it was deemed too off-topic.
Im all for moderation etc, but recently locks appear and no "sign off from a moderators reason", no issues with why its locked, but knowing exactly why would be clearer for everyone, seen it in many other threads.
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I will not be taking part in the contest, but I support it 100%! Great idea, BIS!
At work I'm forced to work with IE though and see all that madness.
Re. the closed thread, I agree that it would have been better to add a reason why its closed. Maybe the Moderator in question wanted to avoid dealing with hundreds of protest PMs.
And no, before you get any ideas - it wasn't me. Really not.
Yea yea :P
Can we please get a statement on the URL shortening?
Is it impossible, admin not available currently, someone looked into it already, no one bothered so far?
You asked that the 2nd time now. Since you got no answer the first time, you could consider that
1) no one knows the answer
2) those who know the answer don't read it
3) no one cares
Cya in the