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Offline COINBOYNYC

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Moderators' authority to re-open locked threads
« on: July 03, 2009, 10:31:27 PM »
Saw this on another thread...

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Well, I'm gonna close this one down for now (Really nothing new and relevant coming out of this thread), but if another moderator wants to unlock it, they may.

I thought all moderators had the authority to open and/or close any thread.  Don't understand why "permission" from the one who locked the thread is needed, which is what I'm inferring from the quote.
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Re: Moderators' authority to re-open locked threads
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 10:02:43 AM »
That's just an idiom most moderators have used.  Mostly by Alfonzo.  You were reading too much into it.

You thought correct that all mods have the authority to lock or unlock any thread.  Right no moderator needs permission by any other moderator to unlock or lock a thread.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2009, 10:06:08 AM by SteveEllis »
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Re: Moderators' authority to re-open locked threads
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 07:37:20 PM »
That's just an idiom most moderators have used.

That isn't what an idiom is.

What this is, I feel pretty safe in saying, is a simple matter of respect.
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Re: Moderators' authority to re-open locked threads
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 11:37:03 PM »
I kinda thought so, but I just wanted to check.   :-)
"Now folks, I want to thank you very, very much for inviting me into your homes for the last 50 years.  I am deeply grateful.  And please remember - help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered.  Goodbye, everybody!"
- Bob Barker signs off for the last time, June 15, 2007