Is my log locked?

George S, modified 2 Months ago.

Is my log locked?

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https://www.dharmaoverground.org/discussion/-/message_boards/message/22702797

Tried posting to it but there's no 3 buttons with a reply option anywhere. I can still reply to other threads though, so looks like it might have gotten locked somehow maybe ...

Logan G., modified 2 Months ago.

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I currently can't reply to it either!
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Chris Marti, modified 2 Months ago.

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Yes, that topic is locked. I have no idea why, however.

​​​​​​​So, I've now unlocked it.
George S, modified 2 Months ago.

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Ok thanks!
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 2 Months ago.

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I was wondering too. I saw that it was locked but found no post that explained why. I suppose one of us must have accidently pushed the wrong button while reading it. Really sorry if it was me or one of my cats. Glad it's resolved. I thought maybe you had closed it yourself. I can't remember if that was an option for regular members. 
George S, modified 2 Months ago.

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No worries. I hope I didn't offend one of your cats emoticon

(I don't think regular memebers can lock their threads, at least I can't see a way to do it)
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 2 Months ago.

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Then it was either me or my cats or any of the many other people with moderator buttons, and as I was the last person to post in it before it was closed, I'll try to watch both my fingers and my cats more attentively from now on. I can assure you that neither me nor my cats, or my fingers for that matter, were offended, unless my cats have been fretting about your log behind my back. emoticon 
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Chris Marti, modified 2 Months ago.

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There's only one place I know of where a topic can be locked by a moderator or an admin, and it's not a place where one would go in the normal course of posting or replying to that topic. I suspect some kind of random software glitch or the inadvertent result of testing by the developers working on the improvements to DhO.
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 2 Months ago.

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Ah. Yes, now that you mention it, that's right. I haven't locked many threads, maybe only one, and now I recall that I had to search for a while before I found out how to do it. 

I feel both relieved that it wasn't me and a bit spooked about such a glitch. 
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Chris Marti, modified 2 Months ago.

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Yes, but..... cats.

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Siavash ', modified 2 Months ago.

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I'd set a glitch as the last possibility and a cat with access to touch screen as the first possibility ;)
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 2 Months ago.

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I do have touch screen. My partner Levitte who has been working as a programmer for 40 years and has more than 10 years of concentrated experience as a system admin also thinks it's much more likely to be a cat. 
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Siavash ', modified 2 Months ago.

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 Yes.
Although there are bugs that can occur only once or a few times in long periods of time, but for something like Liferay, and for a functionality like locking a thread that is part of the core functionality of a messageboard, if there was such a bug, it would be likely that we had seen it more frequently, unless it's a very very very unusual scenario.

I'd suggest making it impossible for the cats to access touch screen, either by using passcodes or whatever you think is best.
Because I think it can lead to unwanted misunderstandings and judgmental assumptions about DhO.
Thanks.
 
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 2 Months ago.

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I have passcodes and I always immediately close the screen when I stop using it. If my cats were responsible, they must have done it extremely quickly while I was using the ipad. They occasionally do jump onto the screen even though I do my very best to keep them away from it. Siavash, I take it that you never had a cat? emoticon 
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Siavash ', modified 2 Months ago.

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 I love cats emoticon
I had two different cats in different times, each for a few years.
Yes, it's difficult, if not impossible to make them behave emoticon .
 
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 2 Months ago.

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I taught one of my previous cats tricks, and he immediately started to use them as a way to beg for treats when he wanted. That same cat also learned how to turn off my alarm clock before I woke up. I was wondering why I kept oversleeping until one morning when I happened to be awake before the alarm was about to go off. That morning I saw my cat rushing to the alarm clock and turning it off just as the first beep had barely started. 
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 2 Months ago.

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One of my other previous cats actually once changed the settings for the screen display of my computor to tilt it sideways, just by jumping onto the keyboard very quickly. 
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Siavash ', modified 2 Months ago.

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 Yes it can happen.
Although with touch screens and touch pads it's much much easier to have accidental clicks. Just having a small drop of water on a touch pad can cause similar things.
 

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