Wasteland question

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040

    Mac'nCheese

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    Just curious, why do you guys wasteland some locked threads but not others. For instance, there are two threads in S&FF forums that are about the same topic. So one was locked for being a dual thread. Why isn't that in the wasteland since there really isn't any discussion there?
     
  2. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    There is no sense to the order. Don't ask. Don't tell. Don't question.
     
  3. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mac'nCheese

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    Well I just learned a new phrase because of that post.
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Glad to help, but the more I think about it, it should be décourager, like hanging coyote carcasses on barbed-wire fences.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Wasteland is normally used more for threads that are viewed as frivolous or a waste of time, and not for threads that just happen to be a duplicate discussion like the one you mentioned.
     
  6. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    How can any post in PRSI be considered frivolous or a waste of time :) ? /S

    How often are threads placed in wasteland based on request of other posters ?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    We would never wasteland a thread just because someone asked. But we are often made aware of threads that we wasteland by reports from forum members.
     
  8. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    Thank you.
     

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