I may just be having one of those weeks where I want to see rule change and to see the way that things are done shaken up a bit, but I want to open discussion about the locking of zombie threads.
Simply stated, I propose that the policy of locking them be rescinded. The justification that I have heard, if memory serves, is that people seeing it would potentially be responding to banned posters or posters that have left us and this would simply be too confusing for our poor little selves to handle. I may be missing some fine point here, but that is what I recall.
The thing is that every once and a while, a thread that is really interesting gets bumped and then locked. This is not a good thing. Also, we are squandering many opportunities to make fun of people that don’t bother to read a time stamp.
Basically, set the locked threads free!