[Resolved] Locked posts
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
Well Repl mods or admins (yeah, there’s a difference) can unlist and lock posts.
- 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.
- 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).
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.
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.
We have about three things we do to posts:
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.