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  1. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    I'was writing a long and detailed post to blu-ray thread that was closed during my writing.
    Is there any rules in MR about closed threads?
    Can I open new identical thread or is the subject "closed" to be discussed anymore?
    If opening identical thread is allowed, should it be done in the original "News" section or somewhere else?
     
  2. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I think it would depend on why the thread was closed in the first place.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Which thread? Post a link. Then the moderator who closed it might reply...
     
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  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Amazing it only took 6,925 posts until it outlived its usefulness. :rolleyes:
     
  7. tigres macrumors 68040

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    And a 4 star rating.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    Why did it have to be closed? A Part II should be opened then.
     
  9. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Dead horses should eventually be buried? :D
     
  10. cube macrumors G5

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    It's not dead as long as we keep it alive.
     
  11. Porco macrumors 68030

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    I was disappointed at the closing of the thread too, I think it was a shame it happened. I asked maflynn (the mod who gave the brief announcement in the thread) via PM and the reply I received seemed to amount to that the thread had become too long and old and troublesome to be considered worth the effort.

    I don't personally agree with what justification has been given, but I'm not a mod, so I don't know how much work it required. I suspect other threads on the subject will continue to crop up in other sections.

    It feels weird posting about the lack of the thread about the lack of Blu-ray on the Mac, it's all got very meta...

    "Closed thread not coming back to macrumors anytime soon"
    "the blu-ray thread is dead, get over it... "
    "The future is shorter threads with fewer posts ..."
    "Why would anyone even want to read such a thread on their computer anyway?" :D

    etc etc.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It's dead dude, no joke. Why argue on something that we know has not come to the Mac and doesn't seem to be coming in a near future? Pointless. It was about time that they closed that thread.
     
  13. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    Thank God it was closed. I think it's pretty official that blu ray is dead to apple.
     
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  15. cube macrumors G5

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    So you want this thread to become Part II.
     
  16. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Anybody have any answers to my original questions?
     
  17. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Try using the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page. This will bring the matter directly to an Administrator who will likely give you a personal reply on this issue.
     
  18. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay,
    I take this answer as "no, there's no overall rules for this, ask moderators case by case".
     
  19. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Huh... so that's why Forum Spy has been looking so uncluttered lately.
     
  20. annk Administrator

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    When a thread is closed, it's often because there was some problem. It's therefore not a good idea to start a new one on the same topic, because the same problems will likely start up again.

    The contact form is the channel to use in any case where you have a question about specific moderation of a specific post or thread. General questions about why threads are closed are fine in this forum.
     
  21. Peace macrumors Core

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    I've always thrown babies out with the bath water. This way you get rid of both at the same time.:p


    Blu-Ray in a Mac will never happen. Get over it.
     
  22. saving107 macrumors 603

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    14 months, 278 pages and 6,926 replies.

    Have you ever heard of the phrase "beating a dead horse:"

    "To bring up an issue that has already been resolved. Any attempt to discuss said issue is pointless, as it has already been done repeatedly."

    Well that horse was dead a long, long time ago, let it go.

    agreed, and this is more evident by the latest Mac Mini's loosing their optical drive.
     
  23. annk Administrator

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    Most of the time when there's a problem we DO just weed out the problems in order to let the thread live. You don't notice those because we keep them going. ;)

    Threads with a low rate of noise to signal are fine and worth the effort. Closing and/or wastelanding a thread is a last resort, when we feel there's no way to rescue any sort of meaningful discussion and the work required to clean them up just isn't worth it.
     

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