Chuck Steak wrote:
locked topic? out of the public eye? Starting to sound too much like PCFF to me.
Not quite, what Joe's asking for is essentially a thread clipboard. A place to hold a thread while it is in the process of being split, merged or pruned or whatever as doing such tasks while people are trying to post in the thread is hazardous.
However I'm not convinced its needed, even if it is used as I've mentioned above, the mere existance of a hidden forum will lead to all sorts of conspiracy theories*.
In such cases would it not be easier to just lock the thread in question, perform the action and then unlock to prevent new posts being added while the modding is performed?* Maybe one has already be created and this is all a bluff