Benderbrau wrote:Sorry, still confused. That doesn't make it a technical aspect of the site, that just makes it something normal posters can't do. A technical aspect of the site would be responding if the server goes down or fixing the code, etc. And why do editors need the ability to lock threads? Where would locking threads come into play in one's role as an editor?
It comes in handy for contests, polls and whatnot. Modifying thread types (stickies, announcements, locking, etc.) is a technical issue (i.e. something that makes the site run smoother). BK literally edited the thread type from "open" to "closed", which is something that an "editor" (being one who edits) can do. Voluntary locks are a technical issue that doesn't need an admin to sign off on. If the OP asks a thread to be locked, it should be done so as soon as possible. Just because you don't see such things as a technical issue, doesn't mean that we (being the site management) agree with you.
Now, should an editor lock a thread without the permission of the OP or delete a thread without permission or something like that, that would be out of line and their editing powers are removed. Luckily, we (being the site management) trust the editors not to use their powers irresponsibly.
I hope that clears things up for you. If it doesn't, too bad.