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[Resolved] Locked posts
JBloves27 (1729)

Hello!

I just wanted to ask,

Is it just me, or are a lot of projects that are posted low-effort and locked?

Just curious, im totally fine with this being locked lol

Thanks! Cya!

Answered by RayhanADev (1956) [earned 5 cycles]
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RayhanADev (1956)

Well Repl mods or admins (yeah, there’s a difference) can unlist and lock posts.

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  • Locking a post prevents a normal user from comments, upvoting, replying etc.

It’s typically done when a post needs to be evaluated moderators, when there is plagiarism suspicion, when cycle-farming happens, etc.

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  • Unlisting a post happens when a post is removed from visibility on Repl Talk

You can still access unlisted posts, and if they are unlocked you can comment on them as per usual (I know one with some others from Repl xd). Moderators and admins do this when they need a post to disappear (because of something really bad, plagarism).

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From what I have noticed, it depends on the moderator what happens to a post. Some just lock a post, but others unlist them as well.

RayhanADev (1956)

@chillcafe um... because I do...? Also kinda old post my dude?

RayhanADev (1956)

@JBYT27 this dude’s been upvoting my posts and leaving random comments:

discord.py is better

what??? why would I even care?

JBloves27 (1729)

lmao, thats gotta be sad xD @RayhanADev

chillcafe (3)

@RayhanADevoh I thought maybe you were a mod

CodeLongAndPros (1589)

We unlist low effort stuff because print, if-then and input is not acceptable. We also delete spam and unlist non-English posts. Note that this is non exhaustive, and we may change what we do based on the post in question.

RayhanADev (1956)

@CodeLongAndPros ooh i didn’t know mods can delete posts. I thought that was just admins.

RayhanADev (1956)

@CodeLongAndPros lol ;P. I feel bad because you all have such limited power tho.

RayhanADev (1956)

@CodeLongAndPros also here you go! Add to your profile if you want xd.

MocaCDeveloper (561)

@CodeLongAndPros

bruh I wanna be a moderator xD
I am always reporting posts for spam and telling people to stop spamming and helping users out. I think I'd be a good mod. I am also in CST.

RayhanADev (1956)

@JBYT27 here you go xD! Add to you profile if you want.

RayhanADev (1956)

@MocaCDeveloper hahahah I just told someone else. TheDrone7 picks mods when they need them. He reaches out to trusted community members. There are like 10 mods right now, so they don’t need any.

MocaCDeveloper (561)

@RayhanADev

I think they can use at least ONE more lol

RayhanADev (1956)

@MocaCDeveloper lol xD. No worries I’d support you ;P

MocaCDeveloper (561)

@RayhanADev

You better, or else I'll whoop ya lol jk but thanks for supporting me :D

CodeLongAndPros (1589)

We have about three things we do to posts:

  • unlist
  • delete
  • lock
    When a post is unlisted, it (should) not appear in talk or on a profile, but still exist.
    If it's deleted only the replit team can recover them.
    If it's locked you can't upvote and you can't comment.
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no its not just you i think they are like stolin repls or something like that

JBloves27 (1729)

Im sry to barge in, but can you stop chatting on this post? it's kinda clogging my notifications xD

Axrevyn (290)

Moderators can lock posts. They do it for various reasons:

  • the post is farming cycles from alt accounts
  • the post is extremely low effort
  • the post is stolen
  • the post is spam or contains spam

etc.

If it's locked, it's for good reason.