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posted January 08, 2004 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bj's72sc   Click Here to Email bj's72sc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit bj's72sc's Homepage!   View bj's72sc's car!
What are the guidlines for topics getting locked out of one area and moved? There seems to be some inconsistancy. I understand most of the ones that are moved, but don't understand if those that were moved how others got left behind.

For example I was looking in the Camaro topic and found the following closed

Front/rear springs
Stall converters
14" rims
Sloppy tilt column
trunk seal replacement

If those got locked why wouldn't these?

side pipes -exhaust
t-tops - body
tall BB valve covers - engine
l78 hood - body
vin on tranny - drivetrain
vinyl top seam - body
steel hood - body
cleaning intake - engine
big block swap - engine

I'm not trying to start anything just trying to understand what makes some get locked and others not

Thanks, Brian

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posted January 08, 2004 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eric   Click Here to Email Eric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Eric's Homepage!   

It's a good question- but one that no particular may be able to give you a good answer on.

From my perspective- if a question can be considered a "borderline" question- i.e. 'cleaning intake' topic (is it really an engine topic, or more of a cleaning question- i.e. like a "Tips and Tricks") it may get left alone.

If a topic seems to be furthered along by another Administrator/Moderator without being moved- I'll usually leave it alone so as not to step on anyone's toes (but let's be honest, if it's blatantly in the wrong area and an Admin/Mod of that area is posting to it, perhaps they could also be moving it somewhere more appropriate and not apparently waiting (???) for someone else to do it).

It's a tough call to say why any post stays/doesn't stay- but in my observations- "Camaro Questions" in particular has generally been used as a "catch all" area. Maybe if we had an "Electrical Topics" area and something labelled differently (i.e. instead of "Camaro Questions" maybe "Oddball questions for which there isn't a better area on the board"- but with a shorter title) there would be less of this sort of thing just by nature of the fact that the title "Camaro Questions" seems almost like it would cover anything- i.e. it's almost too inviting and then ends up with everything from A to Z dumped in it. Also, if someone doesn't really look at the complete forum listings and is new here- they may assume that this board is setup like alot of others- you know the type- 3 technical areas, 1 "generic" techical area, and 50 primarily irrelevant and questionable areas- but I really can't say for sure one way or another.

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posted January 10, 2004 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadMike   Click Here to Email MadMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MadMike's Homepage!   View MadMike's car!
Yes, good question - but there is no "guideline" per se. It's like shovelling pooh against the tide. I'd imagine eric & crew move what's blantantly in the wrong spot and let a lot of stuff slide. Otherwise they'd wind up moving 90% of what's posted there.

I'm guilty of this cause I'll occasionally post an answer to the question, but am too lazy to move the post "where it belongs" - and then answer it.

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posted January 10, 2004 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lammy   Click Here to Email lammy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit lammy's Homepage!   View lammy's car!
I thought it was determined by the winds and moon phases

Just kidding, you guys do a great job for no compensation. keep it up!

Lammy --
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