Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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When should we lock a topic following a race?

3 days
4
15%
1 week
3
11%
2 weeks
3
11%
4 weeks
0
No votes
Before the next race
3
11%
No locking needed / Before next season (to avoid revival)
14
52%
 
Total votes: 27

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Steven
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Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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Related to trying to find solutions for the race threads, I noticed the Zandvoort and Monza topics are still alive. I'm not sure what is the added value now to still continue discussing incidents.

Perhaps we should consider locking race threads some time after a race?

Even after the thread silences, locking could still be helpful to avoid people/spammers to (unintentionally) revive the wrong topic.

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jjn9128
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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It'll just move the arguments into other threads.
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Wouter
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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jjn9128 wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:08 am
It'll just move the arguments into other threads.
Exactly.
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hollus
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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Into the current race thread, actually. Happens a lot until friday morning. And moving posts / pointing to the correct race thread works well enough.
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RZS10
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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Spa has a reasonable discussion about a hypothetical reshuffle of the running order of the racing series on a sunday to ensure a proper F1 race under Ecclestone.

Zandvoort has a calm discussion about whether the fireworks would have gone off for anyone apart from Max.

The other threads died down on their own within the expected timeframe.

Dunno if it is necessary to lock the threads just because people post in the wrong ones by mistake a few times per year.
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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I find the race threads (& also the team threads) unreadable - so I don't read them. I would be very sad if that rabble spilled over to the car threads for that is about all I look at & I would walk away if they joined. So leave it as is.

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Tizz
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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hollus wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:12 pm
Into the current race thread, actually. Happens a lot until friday morning. And moving posts / pointing to the correct race thread works well enough.
Exactly. Maybe we could start the practice to open a race thread monday before the new race and at the same time close the old topic ? Is suppose the moderators will want to clean out old topics or archive them or something of the sort.

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Wouter
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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Tizz wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:22 pm
hollus wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:12 pm
Into the current race thread, actually. Happens a lot until friday morning. And moving posts / pointing to the correct race thread works well enough.
Exactly. Maybe we could start the practice to open a race thread monday before the new race and at the same time close the old topic ? Is suppose the moderators will want to clean out old topics or archive them or something of the sort.
I don't agree with this.
Why open a race topic on Monday before the new race and close the old topic at the same time?
Often something new comes out after a week and then it can no longer be discussed at all, because the Race Topic is closed.
As long as the atmosphere in the Race Topic is good, I see no reason to close it.
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SiLo
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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Wouter wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:16 pm
Tizz wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:22 pm
hollus wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:12 pm
Into the current race thread, actually. Happens a lot until friday morning. And moving posts / pointing to the correct race thread works well enough.
Exactly. Maybe we could start the practice to open a race thread monday before the new race and at the same time close the old topic ? Is suppose the moderators will want to clean out old topics or archive them or something of the sort.
I don't agree with this.
Why open a race topic on Monday before the new race and close the old topic at the same time?
Often something new comes out after a week and then it can no longer be discussed at all, because the Race Topic is closed.
As long as the atmosphere in the Race Topic is good, I see no reason to close it.
This, really. I stick around sometimes if discussion is alright, otherwise it's pretty easy to avoid.

The issue isn't that discussions carry on long after the race has ended, but that sometimes they are filled with vitriol and idiocy. Locking the thread won't help that. If people want to have an argument, at least leave it in an old race thread that most people will ignore.
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dans79
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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SiLo wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:32 pm
The issue isn't that discussions carry on long after the race has ended, but that sometimes they are filled with vitriol and idiocy. Locking the thread won't help that. If people want to have an argument, at least leave it in an old race thread that most people will ignore.
Yes, and it seems we have reached a point where the preference is to tell others to just deal with it, instead of addressing the problematic users/posts!
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AeroDynamic
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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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Maybe original threads with initial analysis within should be locked.. but maybe there should be a sub forum where people can discuss those subjects till their hearts content. Meaningful analysis could be in the original topics… continued discussion could happen elsewhere. I always thought moderation was to regulate flaming and poor behaviour.

But that’s me coming from the point of view where I think people should be able to discuss a subject as much as they want, old or new.

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Re: Should we lock race threads x days/weeks after the race?

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Having decided that the race threads will be closed to me as soon as the actual race is over has worked - for me at least. Considerably less puerile nonsense within the rest of the threads, although still a few childish digs and comments in the team threads. I'm happy with that and it needs no input from the site owner or mods.