Right, let me clear a few things up.
The idea of this thread was to gauge opinion on how the community would want the Mods to deal with threads and the locking of them, more specifically if it should always be done on the OPs request. To this end, I used GFs recent thread merely to illustrate where I felt the waters were a tad muddied and how two different systems were being used in parallel, causing one Mod to lock something another Mod had already declined to. AT NO POINT WAS I CRITICISING JOE'S DECISION, nor that of Jez's to move it. In fact, Jez doing so has given us the ample opportunity to create the new Archive forum, so that's a Very Good Thing. A lot of comments here have related directly to the thread in question as the definitive example of the rule, whereas I just wanted us to create some sort of guidance. That's all.
Given that the poll appears to be swinging towards the way I view things, then I'm content enough to leave the way I do things as they are. That doesn't mean I was right and Joe was wrong, as there is no such thing here in this case, it's just finding a common ground to work from. Joe's stated his case and I completely support his decision, regardless of what I did/would have done. I still think that, 18 months down the line or however long it's been, the fact that we've had relatively few discussions on how this place should be run says more for us a decent, sensible community than anything, and I'm just happy to be here.
*sniff* I LOVE YOU ALL XXX
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