I'm sure this has been discussed before but I couldn't find the thread. It is incredibly annoying that threads get closed down with the placeholder "please continue the discussion in the news thread" every time an article on the topic is posted. The discussion in the closed thread is invariably more valuable than will ever be found in the front page thread because the responses are from people interested in the topic rather than just glancing at the homepage and posting some inane comment. For example, the recent incident with Linus Tech Tips' iMac Pro. The news article thread has still not reached the level of insight and analysis that was found in the thread that preceded it and which was locked down. There is no prospect of "continuing the discussion". You mean "too bad, go and start again". I understand the need to consolidate threads, especially when there is a particularly big story. A considerably more elegant solution would be for article writers to identify existing threads on the topic, and have the existing posts moved to the article's thread at the instant that the article is posted - then the discussion actually can continue. If there are technical issues in doing that, a stop-gap would be to disable the front page article and simply link to the existing thread. Frankly it is completely bizarre that this practice has gone unchallenged while the scope of MacRumors' article content has massively expanded. Every thread relating to ANYTHING remotely noteworthy in the tech sphere has the potential to be closed without warning just because an article is posted on it, and the discussion interrupted. Personally I often don't bother partaking in threads that I know could become notable because of the potential for it to be closed down mid-debate. And, since MacRumors writers tend not to work weekends, it can be days until the relevant article is posted, depending on the importance of the story. A discussion forum should be the last place debate is interrupted and shut down for arbitrary administrative reasons!