Why not? What's the reasoning behind this? (They can only lock conversations they have started, they can't lock other conversations and it doesn't prevent moderators from starting a conversation with them).Members should not be able to lock conversations with mods/admins
Members should not be able to control the flow of discourse with staff. I've now had multiple times where a member starts a conversation with a mod/admin that requires a reply but the member has locked the conversation. It's very frustrating and a waste of time to start a new conversation with that member.Why not? What's the reasoning behind this?
However, that member blocking the conversation with a moderator or administrator would be locked out for several weeks. ..I actually came across this today for the first time where someone complained to me and locked the conversation. I agree that there should be a permission setting which allows administrators (and optionally moderators) to bypass a conversation lock.
It wouldn't work to have members not allowed to lock a conversation with moderators (because there may be other non-moderators in the conversation) - but it would work to simply allow mods/admins to bypass the lock and post regardless.
Why? You can't force members to listen if they do not want to listen. Even if you bypass a locked conversation they aren't forced to read or even react on it.I agree that there should be a permission setting which allows administrators (and optionally moderators) to bypass a conversation lock.
Why? You can't force members to listen if they do not want to listen. Even if you bypass a locked conversation they aren't forced to read or even react on it.
Hmm, I simply consider this as a signal that the user does not want to communicate and that's fine for me. As you've said yourself, it is not possible to force a user to read a conversation message or an email. So what's the difference between the user not reading the message (because he does not want to) and not reading the message because he does not want to receive messages? IMHO there is none, except in the case of blocking conversation you know that for sure.conversation you start with them or an email you send them either - but that doesn't mean you don't send it if it needs to be sent.
Because software can become bloated even if your suggestion is optional.