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  • Cleaning up of threads in Help Me section

    Hello everyone,

    As you may have noticed, ken cool and myself are on a locking spree of old / defunct threads in this section. While this is happening, the Live xtracker may get jammed with our messages. Please bear with us for this inconvenience.

    Thanks in advance.

    -Rossiter.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert Schuller
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    R.I.P Kriss; 15.06.1981 - 11.10.2009 -- You will not be forgotten.

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    ah! thanks for the message, was wondering if there is some virus attack or if its been hacked.

    was trying to open all the locked page and trying to save them

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    • #3
      Originally posted by shark80 View Post
      ah! thanks for the message, was wondering if there is some virus attack or if its been hacked.

      was trying to open all the locked page and trying to save them
      There wasn't too much in those threads to save anyway

      Just a bump up so that people can read them. Pages 1-25 of 66 cleaning done. Will continue over the next one day.
      "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert Schuller
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      • #4
        I just cleaned up pages 60-66. Ouf! My fingers are aching. Will continue in the days to come. In the meanwhile if you guys are willing to still check out interesting stuff in those old pages of the Help section, do so before they are Closed.

        Thank you for your comprehension.
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        • #5
          Don't know if the clean up was necessary or not that's up to the mod group.

          But IMO you guys could have just locked xbhp for about 2-3 hours and with all hands on deck get this sorted out faster/sooner.

          Anyways, Godspeed to you
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          • #6
            I was surprised to see the number of locked threads. Now I know the reason for it.


            Originally posted by shark80 View Post
            ah! thanks for the message, was wondering if there is some virus attack or if its been hacked.
            My thoughts exactly!

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            • #7
              My 2 cents..

              Pardon me. I dont know if you people are closing the threads or deleting them. But if suggestions are welcome, then mine would be delete the old threads related with purchase of bikes. This may save lots of space on the server. Every person planning for a new bike will start a new thread. There would be hardly a few who would actually read the old threads for planning the purchase. Instead of deleting the ones which are a bit technical in nature, the data in it can be compiled and a new separate thread for the technical section can be created.
              Well, this is only my suggestion. Things are upto u people.
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              • #8
                The locking of threads is a stupid idea. If that is the case; for example, what if a member who logs in after a week or so wants to contribute his part to the thread what would he do

                OR

                What if the member is having a better advice when compared to others ?

                Does he/she needs to message the mod team to re-open the thread so that he can contribute ? Sounds dumb...!

                When other forums are making life easier for members why xBHP is going the other way around ?
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                • #9
                  what happened to freedom of speech ken ? . i also feel threads should not be locked , only 'what bike' ones should be locked if creator has decided on a bike but 'help me' threads should remain open . just my opinion

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rahul9985 View Post
                    Pardon me. I dont know if you people are closing the threads or deleting them. But if suggestions are welcome, then mine would be delete the old threads related with purchase of bikes. This may save lots of space on the server. Every person planning for a new bike will start a new thread. There would be hardly a few who would actually read the old threads for planning the purchase. Instead of deleting the ones which are a bit technical in nature, the data in it can be compiled and a new separate thread for the technical section can be created.
                    Well, this is only my suggestion. Things are upto u people.
                    Suggestions are most definitely welcome. Your suggestion is quite good, but as I said above, Ken and myself have locked almost 200 threads between us, and we only scratched the surface. So if we have to compile the info in all these threads, it will take a long time. But it may just be worth it. Let me discuss it with the other mods. And we are not deleting the threads for now. Only locking them.

                    Originally posted by mithun View Post
                    The locking of threads is a stupid idea. If that is the case; for example, what if a member who logs in after a week or so wants to contribute his part to the thread what would he do
                    We are only locking the threads which are more than 3-4 months old, and which have less than 3 replies.

                    Originally posted by mithun View Post
                    OR

                    What if the member is having a better advice when compared to others ?

                    Does he/she needs to message the mod team to re-open the thread so that he can contribute ? Sounds dumb...!
                    Again, we are only closing the threads which the original poster hasn't even bothered to come back and check again, and in some cases, not even logged back in after creating the thread. The same stagnating period applies here as well.

                    And by the way, your language isn't very pleasant. Please choose your words carefully.

                    Originally posted by mithun View Post
                    When other forums are making life easier for members why xBHP is going the other way around ?
                    Please tell me how we have made your life difficult. I'd love to know.

                    Originally posted by Puneet1 View Post
                    what happened to freedom of speech ken ? . i also feel threads should not be locked , only 'what bike' ones should be locked if creator has decided on a bike but 'help me' threads should remain open . just my opinion
                    Yes Puneet, the threads in the What Bike category needs to be locked like you said. Will be going through that category once we finish up with this.

                    I don't understand how we are restricting freedom of speech? Are we telling you to not say something, or editing your posts?

                    Originally posted by prafultripathy View Post
                    But IMO you guys could have just locked xbhp for about 2-3 hours and with all hands on deck get this sorted out faster/sooner.
                    Sure.. another good idea. I think next time around, we'll do this. Probably to clean up the What Bike category. Again, another point to be discussed with the other mods.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rossiter View Post

                      Sure.. another good idea. I think next time around, we'll do this. Probably to clean up the What Bike category. Again, another point to be discussed with the other mods.
                      Dont do that, just lock the "help me section"!
                      Blocking the website will scare a lot of paranoid members

                      +1 on the Which Bike section as well!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mithun View Post
                        The locking of threads is a stupid idea. If that is the case; for example, what if a member who logs in after a week or so wants to contribute his part to the thread what would he do
                        Most of the threads we are locking have not been clicked since the past 4 months to 14 months!!! And the original poster has not even logged back in! Ever!

                        We do not think that it is as stupid an idea as you make it out to be.

                        Originally posted by Puneet1 View Post
                        what happened to freedom of speech ken ?
                        Have we proved to be an impediment to your freedom of speech?

                        Originally posted by rossiter View Post
                        We are only locking the threads which are more than 3-4 months old, and which have less than 3 replies.
                        Amen.
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                        • #13
                          Lock or delete this thread !
                          http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/help-me/...ring-hunk.html

                          Problem has been solved!
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                          • #14
                            sorry if i sound so naive, but why are you taking up the task of locking these threads? they are going to be dormant anyway even if you dont lock them since you yourself said the original poster himself is inactive. Isnt it a waste of time?
                            Regardless, Life shall go on.

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                            • #15
                              ^^^ People who have the zeal of making their presence felt will resurrect these threads with their comments which is useless anyways as the author (help seeker) might not even see the posts. It just adds up as server space......
                              Last edited by TheRedPill; 01-08-2010, 05:00 PM. Reason: making my presence felt :D :P

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