QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Mar 10 2009, 07:05 PM) [snapback]427568[/snapback]
I agree..and even then I don't think it should be closed...
Well if it's flame wars mods can always move the thread to Smack Talk. I mean, that's why that forum is there! I only delete threads that are spam/trolls, close obviously flame war threads, and close obviously duplicate topics.
I can't really think of other reasons needed to close a thread. Maybe if someone is hijacking it. But we haven't had that problem. Our staff is very good at catching potential problems before they become problems. I think the maturity and professionalism of this forum makes moderating tasks minimal, and that makes things enjoyable for all of us.
I just want to say that if anybody out there believes we are too strict, you haven't seen how strict other forums are! I frequent a forum where people were told no profanity is allowed. (Just a member there, have no admin privileges) and there are people who get strict warnings and even BANS for censoring profanity. (So you can't even say any profanity in a censored format without the mods getting testy.)
Than I look at our forum and realize how much freedom you guys have. We want this place to be a fun, friendly, respectable environment where people are able to learn about the great sports of boxing and MMA from each other. Many of us have become an extended on-line family because of this.
Considering the size of our forum and the huge amounts of users we serve. I think our forum problems have been very small and if something comes up, it is easily resolvable.