I imagine it has stayed unlocked (for now) because of the references it contains to "threads being locked".
Undoubtedly the censorship exercised here against any and all members who dare to sound as if they're saying anything with the potential to be interpreted as criticizing the management is generally swift and relentless.
It's clear from reading this part of the forum that that's been a very longstanding issue, too.
Some former members from here comment elsewhere that they eventually got fed up with their posts (commenting on the lack of moderator-response) being deleted, and left. And I can now see why. I've also had posts deleted, and Quickly tells me has has, also. Many of them. But the spam/rubbish about which we've commented habitually isn't removed.
But people who make endless no-value posts, people who bump threads to make ridiculous, useless comments, people who steal content off the web and just paste it in - unless there's a hugely concerted campaign of commenting about it, privately AND publicly, for weeks: it's almost impossible to get those removed. You must see this, Manxx? It's not exactly an "isolated incident". It's the norm.
They just booted out "profitbaby" the other day, after how many years of incessant (fully justified) complaints about him?
How many people had to complain about Estis/Esche and for how long?
If you report posts that are stolen from the web and pasted in, and provide the moderators with a link to where the stolen content was stolen from, and three weeks later six or seven people are still discussing publicly the apparent impossibility of getting them removed from the forum, something's surely terribly wrong?
"Farcical" is the word Piperazine chose to describe this. I don't disagree.
I always respect your opinions, Manxx, but I don't really see how you get from there to "I am convinced that the owners care about the quality of their forum".
That feels a real leap of faith, to me, I hope you don't mind me saying!