Hello. Topic "unbelievable clowns out there" locked? Not sure what causes a topic to be locked, obviously down to the moderators but what are the reasons for locking a whole topic, not necessarily this one?
Legal risks to the site owner Boring regurgitation of the same points/axe grinding Being discussed on another thread ( usually then linked) Risk to the writer ( legal, very occasionally material if giving info a miscreant could use) Bad manners Boring
I'm sure there are others the Mods might add, but no list will be exhaustive
It wasn't going anywhere, there were complaints-a-plenty about it, and it was getting a bit personal at times. Rather than us trying to continually edit / remove posts, it was much simpler for us to just lock the whole thing.
Fair enough answers, thanks. One contributor suggested that anonymity could be banned as it encourages bravery from some types of posters who make abusive remarks / untruthful claims secure in the knowledge they will not be found out. I think there is merit in that idea.