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japanjapan Registered User regular
I was going to PM a mod with this question, but after reading the rules a few times I think that I'm probably not the only person who doesn't "get" this.

What, exactly, is an "in before the lock" post?

I noticed that redxranger got banned for literally posting that phrase in a thread which was obviously going to be locked. Is that what it is?

I think that this could be better explained in the rules.

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited December 2003
    It's simply posting "In before the lock!" or some variant in a stupid thread.

    Or at all.

    The reason it exists is because there would be some stupid thread and people would spam "IN B4 DA LCOK!" for a page or two, and then it would turn out the thread didn't really deserve to be locked anyways. After putting up with that shit for a little while the rule preventing that phrase was put up.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2003
    If you don't know what it is, then it generaly dosen't apply to you.

    In before the lock posts are exactly what you describe.

    As for why people get banned for that
    - it bumps threads that are going to be locked rather than just letting them die
    - it's stupid, done by stupid people and stupid people should be punished for their stupidity.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited December 2003
    Unless you happen to make the situation where it is posted really, really witty and funny (hasn't happened yet) or feel that your banning would add to the color of the forums (much more likely).

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  • bone daddybone daddy Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2003
    I don't think redxranger was actually banned. I think that was a joke.

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