I think it was more a “catching up with the paperwork” sort of situation. I started a thread that I didn’t realize was discussing an illegal subject (mixtapes - unauthorized reproduction and distribution of copyrighted work), was informed of my error, and asked to have it closed. It took a few days for it to get locked, by which time the thread had more or less died anyway. Someone probably reported the thread when it started, and MEBuckner just didn’t get around to it (perhaps because of the bannings and whatnot) until now.
Besides, the inflammatory threads are the fun ones!
Forgive me if Im wrong, I dont think Ive ever even posted in GD, but isnt one of the rules there, when you open a new topic, you have to describe what it is your debating, and then give your opinion on it? The OP didnt, and so like Buckner said, thats why it was locked.
You’ve had a long career in the majors, built up an impressive history of stats, and coming into your last years you were admired by fans and respected by your peers.
And now, all anyone remembers you for is that one god-damn error! Do they compare your lifetime averages? Do they make bets on how many hits you had in '78? No! All they ever talk about is the fucking “Buckner toll-booth!”
You people have no conception of what we Moderators must face! Your puerile minds can’t even imagine the awesome responsibilities that moderating a message board forum entails! How DARE you question ME?!?
You’ll see! Every one of you! Soon, you will all TREMBLE at my Moderating decisions!
It may have gotten 46 replies, but it wasn’t exactly a shining example of a Great Debates thread. (And views really proves nothing. A lot of real trainwreck threads get lots of views; in fact, they invariably do. Also, locked threads tend to get a lot of views after they’re locked, in the same way that people will rubberneck at emergency vehicles on the side of the highway.) In particular, much of the thread seemed to be devoted to various posters quarrelling with SallyStar who has, as previously mentioned, been banned.
We don’t necessarily lock down every thread a now-banned poster has started; it depends. The other thread linked to in the OP (which was actually started by SallyStar) seems to be going fine without her.
Mad? Mad?!? Oh, they will not call me mad when all my plans have come to pass!
Lots of threads break rules and don’t get locked. I’ve seen some locked for that infraction, others with the same problem not locked. Maybe MEBuckner’s decided to get hardass on that particular rule. I’m OK with that, after all, Lynn’s ban on joke threads in the pit has worked out pretty well. But without a little more explication, it looks like he went out of his way to stab a dead horse.
I’m glad to hear him say it’s part of a larger scheme: