Create usergroup to allow selected members to lock threads in the classifieds section

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Boomerang, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Boomerang

    Boomerang
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    I'm sure I'm not the only one who has thought of this, but as I'm browsing the classifieds section, I often run across threads that have been "closed" by the original seller-- they say the item has been sold--, but the thread is still open (it's not locked). I've often had the thought, "I could just close the thread and help everyone out".

    Why not create a vBulletin usergroup where the only extra allowed action is locking threads in the classifieds section? You could then start to dole this out to a few specific members who want to help lock classifieds threads that are done. There would be a strict policy-- you can only lock threads where the original poster clearly specifies that the item is sold, traded, or otherwise gone.

    I think this would help the classifieds section be more useful, since it will be a lot easier to tell if an item is still available when searching and browsing the forums.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Phrank

    Phrank
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    Or maybe an auto-close after a certain amount of time with no reply's / bumps? Thread owner could always re-open I'd guess.
     
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  3. deadeye

    deadeye
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    Just use the report function (little triangle with exclamation point in it) that is on every post, and we will take care of it.
    I go thru them occasionally myself and close the ones that hav'nt been.
     
  4. Boomerang

    Boomerang
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    If that would be helpful to you, I'll do that on classifieds threads that should be closed.
     

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