phil wrote: I just wrote a cleverly worded, brilliant, staggeringly insightful comment in the sutta corner thread before noticing it was locked. Maybe it would be a good idea to lock the previous one only after posting the new one? I think I assumed that it would still be open.
mikenz66 wrote:Sorry about that. I'll try to remember to not lock the old one too soon next time.
retrofuturist, Wed Mar 04, 2009 wrote:... I'll explain the reasons why discussion topics are currently closed at the end of seven days...
The main reason they're closed is so that the Study Group remains focused on a single discussion item at a time, just like a real Study Group or Book Club. If all topics were left open, it would be little different to any other sub-forum, and the older topics would get replies and bump themselves up over the top of the current ones... meaning the sequence of threads could get out of whack and the 'current' topic could get lost amongst the others.
I made sure in the closure post for the first few weeks that it was clear people could continue discussing certain aspects of interest elsewhere, so they could see the closure wasn't in any way an attempt to stifle discussion. This still remains the case now, even if there is no formal closure post.
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