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Postby member 1423 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:05 pm

I think it would be a good idea to adopt a thread locking policy on incidents like Railpage does. Just looking at a recent thread in QLD that was locked on request, I thought it may be an idea just to lock all incidents?

What does everyone else think?
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Postby Andrew » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:17 pm

What is an 'incident'?
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Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:19 pm

This would be a good idea.


It stops people from posting un-necessary posts about the incident.
Although I posted to the thread Mbrowne1045 is referring to, my posts said what happened then I posted Condolances.

I sent a message to T1200, the Brisbane section Moderator, asking for the thread to be locked.
T1200 replied rather swiftly by locking it when he had read my message.


I have seen posts about incidents especially fatal ones, turn into "slanging matches" that only end up causing more grief.

We dont' know if anybody from the victims family reads the board or not. If they did, imagine them reading posts about how the incident may or may not have occured.
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Postby T1200 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:20 pm

What thread? The Cleveland line one? Therefore you are deeming an incident as something that has happened and has been reported on the site?

I think it's best to play it by ear, too many rules will ruin any atmostphere this board may or may not have :P

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Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:22 pm

Andrew wrote:What is an 'incident'?


This kind of incident...Fatal ones.
http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16551
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Postby Wrong Way - Go Back » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:27 pm

Oh, somebody died?
Then I guess no-one here should mention the war in Iraq, 9/11, the road toll, cancer, heart disease or the terminal stage of the cycle of life. Or is it only Queenslanders who are overly sensitive?
And by the way, while I am being cynical, I find the offer of condolences to someone you have never met and who will never receive the message to be rather twee.
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Postby Nexas » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:36 pm

I think they are just upset because earlier in the day the checkout operator forgot to ask them for their fly-buys card. :cry:
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Postby Ben O » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:46 pm

So what happens when there is an update on the situation and the topic is locked?

Stupid idea, next!
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Postby Simes » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:51 am

The railpage policy is just too arbitary, it kills debate/discussion, I'm more of the belief that mods/admins should just keep an eye on those threads.

Common sense please....
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Postby MAN_LOVER » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:35 am

Wrong Way - Go Back wrote:Oh, somebody died?
Then I guess no-one here should mention the war in Iraq, 9/11, the road toll, cancer, heart disease or the terminal stage of the cycle of life. Or is it only Queenslanders who are overly sensitive?
And by the way, while I am being cynical, I find the offer of condolences to someone you have never met and who will never receive the message to be rather twee.


Fully agree :roll:
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Postby Irisbus Rider » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:47 am

Yeah, crickey, a mountain out of a molehill here. Sure, its sad, and some thought must be given to that, but life (and posting) shouldn't stop because of it.
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Postby mjja » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:22 pm

Railpage's policy was formed because people were speculating too much about things like level crossing accidents. Some were saying "*** car drivers never stop when the booms are down" when they didn't know the facts. Some were saying "I heard the driver committed suicide after the K183 incident" which is incredibly damaging.

Some have said that it's too strict, but really, once the facts have been posted, what needs to be discussed? If there's anything which relates (eg a discussion about trees blocking the view of signals) then a new thread can be created and a link given to the locked thread if it's relevant.

And if there's an update, it's not all that difficult to ask a moderator to unlock it.
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Postby Ken » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:54 pm

Simes wrote:I'm more of the belief that mods/admins should just keep an eye on those threads.

This is what has happened in the past and seems to work fine.

It is not often on this forum that such insensitive speculative comments are made, and when they are they are removed and posters reminded to stick to the facts and not speculate. Such speculation would already be catered for under existing board guidelines pertaining to incorrect/misleading information, inappropriate comments etc. I don't see the need for a specific new rule.
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Postby Simes » Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:27 am

Ken wrote:
Simes wrote:I'm more of the belief that mods/admins should just keep an eye on those threads.

This is what has happened in the past and seems to work fine.


I should of gone further with that and said "if it ain't broke, don't fix it..."
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