View Full Version : why all the locks?

06-30-2005, 01:19 PM
Why are most of the forums locked?

06-30-2005, 01:47 PM
I think to keep people from accidentally posting in, say, the InstallShield "group" forum; most of the individual forums (say, "InstallShield 11 - InstallScript Projects") are unlocked.

06-30-2005, 02:33 PM
Oh, I get it.

Yeah, this other forum I use has the same "Forums can contain Subforums".

They should make up a special icon, like a Folder, for Forums that are locked because they are merely a collection of active Subfolders. Having a bunch of big padlock icons with a "Forum is Closed for Posting" isn't very user friendly! (Actually they could probably replaced the Padlocked Forum icons with Folder icons, since I don't think they're going to shut down too many forums that people were once meant to post to)

Further adding to the oddness is that there's another level of Forum Groups, ("Community", "Products", "Seminars", "Beta Products" so that every forum you click on is one level deep than you might expect (i.e. this is
Community>Community>Community Site Feedback )