What's the difference?

Merick

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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.
 

Dondrei

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I never pay attention to any of those symbols. In fact I only even find out a thread is closed when I get all excited by the racy argument and go to post and - WTF, where is the Reply button? Oh...
 

DurfBarian

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The top one is an "old school" thread, containing just rappers rhyming over a human beat box. The bottom one is newer.
 

bg1256

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I think the difference is locked and closed.

Now, I'm not sure what classifies one thread as "locked" and the other as "closed," especially because stickies are always closed, not locked.

My intuitive guess would be that locked threads would have been for stickies, etc., and closed threads would be for threads that broke the rules, etc.

But, it's only a guess.
 

ael

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there definately is a `cold locked and posted in` symbol, I saw a couple of those. Its just that it isnt in your picture. And afaik locked threads can be reopened, whereas closed ones cant be.

Also, there is a difference between the symbols of threads` with new posts and no new posts. The top one from your image is a `hot, posted in, closed and with new posts` thread, and the bottom one is a `hot, posted in, closed and with no new posts` thread.

Here you go. :wink:
 

Dondrei

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There's a difference between locked and closed? I know a thread can be locked or deleted, I thought closed just meant locked.
 

ffejrxx

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not sure, but for a thread to be 'hot' it needs 15 replies iirc
then it gets the red lock if locked and the red folder if open or closed
 
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