Why do threads get locked labeled Parts 1, 2 etc. ?

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stkitt
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   Posted 1/10/2010 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,


I know you may wonder why does Kitt start new threads? Does she have nothing else to do? LOL



A thread may be locked that is excessively long and difficult for forum members to navigate and read easily. When threads get long, they become paginated, which means that members have to click on a Page 2, or Page 3 link, etc. to see more posts in the thread. When posts get to 3 pages or more, it becomes a hassle to navigate and could be resolved by starting a new thread on the same topic. But some threads just won't die and can go on, and on, and on. Moderators may decide what threads are getting too long, but a good rule of thumb is any thread over 50 posts is a good candidate to be locked.



So now you know and I also try to remember to reference the links to the original threads fyi if you should be looking for something you may have posted or read in the past.



Take care and Happy Posting.



Kitt

opnwhl4
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/11/2010 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-
Once again you are on top of things! Thanks for explaining that for the new members or anyone who wasn;t sure why that happens.
As always you do a wonderful job!

Take care,
Bill

stkitt
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   Posted 1/11/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill................you are so nice and I love this forum.
 
Kitt

couchtater
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   Posted 1/11/2010 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I was always confused at the beginning about the "bump".

Joy

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 1/11/2010 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Bump is usually used by the Mods to bring a thread back to the top that may have gotten lost in the shuffle and perhaps a member has asked a question that is covered in a thread.  When we bump threads sequentially we usually remove the previous "bump" posts to save space.
 
Another way to show a new member where a thread is would be to post the link if you do not want the whole thread pulled back up.
 
Thats it, no mystery.  Thanks all for your help and know I appreciate it very much.
 
Kitt
 
 

oakley
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 358
   Posted 1/11/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt...I love you and you are just about the coolest gal I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I was just wondering about
the very things you just covered here !!
be happy and know you make others feel better everyday
All my best, Anne 

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/13/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Aw shucks, Anne, you lifted me up right when I am ready to go out into the cold and head to work. 
 
You are special here in the GERD forum and always know when to say the sweetest things.
 
Blessings,
 
Kitt
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