I'm just wondering why people bring up legit topics, and questions, only to get them locked because of one poster who's calling people names or being condescending?
I'm not going to comment on the other things that have been brought up in this thread, but this one I can comment on.
Unfortunately, some people do try and ruin things for other people. Maybe it's best to blame the people deliberately breaking the rules rather than the ones enforcing the rules.
If I park illegally I do so knowing that if a parking warden comes along I will get a ticket. There is no point getting angry with the parking warden if that happens - it was my
choice to park illegally, not the parking warden's.
Same thing here. If you get a flame war starting then there is no point blaming the GM who locked the thread or the GS who brought it to the GM's attention. Blame the people who are causing
If I see people start flaming then I will most certainly send a request for the GMs to lock the thread. So will other GSs. It's part of our role.
Of course if I don't see the flaming then I can't bring the thread to the attention of the GMs - which may partly explain why some threads get locked and others don't