What's the difference? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/merick888/TheSubjectIsClosed.png On the top and bottom of this picture you see locked threads. But they have different symbols. The top one's symbol is quite different from anything else on the forums. The difference is the top picture is for a thread that isn't "hot". Hot threads are threads with a certain number of replies or views. Almost every thread on this forum is a hot thread. The dots indicate I have posted in both of them. I have to wonder why there's no "cold and locked and posted in" picture though. It would just have to be a red 'x' through a yellow folder, and yet such a thing doesn't exist. Or maybe there is, but there's a "you haven't posted in this thread and it's cold and it's closed", but I've never seen it.