MsOlga, as I understand it, one doesn't always see whatever post or posts got a thread locked. I think that has been explained on some forum help thread.
Of course I understand that, osso.
In this particular case, however, all
interactions between this person & other posters were removed. I was perplexed that the posting behaviour that we had had to put up with for months & months should suddenly cause the thread to be locked. As I mentioned in my initial post on this thread, I had made one of my very few complaints to the mods about this particular person's behaviour on this particular thread some time ago. Whatever the results of my complaint were, they did not change this person's childish & anti-social behaviour on this thread.
This is what happened on the night the thread was closed:
I posted an article about the first killing of a whale by iceland in 14 years. (A very disappointing situation, as Iceland had declared it was about to resume commercial whaling, despite the IWC rulings).
After that, this person posted a number of totally irrelevant & stupid posts, which had nothing remotely to do with the topic. These included a Ted Nugent song (?) with many ****s in it, a photograph of some woman who I assume is a Michigan politician (?) (something to do with guns?), some offensive comment about Bindi Irwin's intention to swim with stingrays just like her dad ... etc.
Me, I am not upset with the comments & posts (predictable & utterly juvenile) so much as the fact that these posts make it almost impossible to carry on a reasonable conversation & destroy the continuity of the thread. To have to wear this again & again & again
& to believe that nothing can be done to stop it is, well .... frustrating to say the least. This fits my definition of troll activity, I don't care whether the person is an "established member" or not, they're posting
as a troll. (It's a real pity those comments & posts have been deleted. I would love for all of you to be able to have a look! You'd
be scratching your heads & wondering, too...!
Anyway, I was extremely disappointed that somehow, sometime after the time I stopped posting, the thread was locked & posts (some which had nothing to do with this person) were removed. Trolls shouldn't be able to get away with that!
It was not even as though this person was participating in some contentious debate
, he was simply being objectionable because he felt like it, I guess. He should have been sent to the TimeOut Room & been given counselling ages ago! (That's what we do to continually anti-social children at school! :wink: )