Forum Etiquette (sp.)

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What do I need to do to make sure that my posted questions are available for all to see and learn? I recently went to a posters question and it was "closed". I learn so much from reading the posts from different members and the responses, that I would like to make sure that mine are open for all to see. (Even though my questions are quite elementary.)

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updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Kathleen

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Natasha said:

Kathleen, I believe you are referring to the "estrano" discussion, which the post-er closed. The correct spelling is extraño. You can see more here, for example:

[url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A498521&page=1&commentId=1710195%3AComment%3A499082&x=1#1710195Comment499082]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A498...[/url]

Great minds think alike, see my post abeove, hehehe

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Eddy
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Kathleen said:

Thanks, the word was entrano.

Hi Kathleen
I have entered "entrano" in the forum search and it came back with a nil result. Mind you, if what Quentin said is true and the poster deleted it, then a nil result would probably occur. Mind you I cannot find entrano in my dictionary. Are you sure it wasn´t extraño as this gets dozens of replies.

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Eddy
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Kathleen, I believe you are referring to the "estrano" discussion, which the post-er closed.

The correct spelling is extraño. You can see more here, for example:

[url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A498521&page=1&commentId=1710195%3AComment%3A499082&x=1#1710195Comment499082]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A498521&page=1&commentId=1710195%3AComment%3A499082&x=1#1710195Comment499082[/url]

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Natasha
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Thanks, the word was entrano.

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Kathleen
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Natasha said:

To Eddy (reply button not working): yes, if a forum member clicks on "Edit Discussion," he can close his own discussion.

Sometimes the reply button doesn't work because although you see the page, it has not fully loaded. Just make sure that, in firefox for example, the tab button has finished loading. Probably the same for explorer.

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Eddy
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To Eddy (reply button not working): yes, if a forum member clicks on "Edit Discussion," he can close his own discussion.

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Natasha
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Kathleen said:

The "thread", which I am still trying to understand the meaning of this word in this context,
In this context a 'thread' simply means a series of related messages/posts. In principle they are joined by some idea (common thread) that ties them together (in practice, there may also be some/many "off-topic" responses).

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by samdie
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Quentin said:

If it was the post that I am remembering it was probably closed by the author and not the site staff. Apparently he had received all the information that he needed and didn't want to have to keep monitoring the discussion for further questions put to him. There is a link in the FAQ section at the top of this page to the Forum Rules. Follow those and you should have no problems.

Hi Quentin
If it was the post that I am remembering it was probably closed by the author and not the site staff.

I wasn't even aware that a member could close his own discussion as I have a somewhat different layout to you. I do not mean "delete" your own threads but can you "close" one of your own posts so that it is unavailable for further replies.

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by Eddy
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Hi Kathleen, please tell us which word you were looking for.

And refer for any questions on posting and closing threads or deleting them in some cases to the

[url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A329534]FAQ[/url]

updated ENE 29, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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The "thread", which I am still trying to understand the meaning of this word in this context, was not necessarily unfairly blocked. It was blocked so that I could not see responses. I learn so much from this sight and was disappointed that I was not able to see the replies concerning this word.

updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by Kathleen
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If it was the post that I am remembering it was probably closed by the author and not the site staff. Apparently he had received all the information that he needed and didn't want to have to keep monitoring the discussion for further questions put to him.
There is a link in the FAQ section at the top of this page to the Forum Rules. Follow those and you should have no problems.

updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Supposedly, there are some forum rules, but in practice, the reasons used to close or delete threads are a bit more subjective than that. Normally, they delete threads with no clear questions (or lack of), and they close questions that have been asked and answered a thousand times. Can you give us an example of a thread that you think it was unfairly closed'

updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by lazarus1907