the older threads shou;ld have bene locked definately. I willingly call Ignant on that for presuming that Katya's actions in working swiftly and unobtrusively in locking the old thread would be continued by other mods. He should have realized that the mods failure to lock days old threads which weren't being upped would translate into immediate usernotes for him for daring to act as if things hadn't changed. Bad Ignant, bad! Two very distinct styles I see then. One where the mod would see a new thread wa sopened and lock the old unused one, and tow where the mod would see a new thread was opened, go back to check if the old one, now unused, wa slocked, and if not come back and slap down the thread creator. You know with all the coverage issues we're having it's amazing they have the time, since we aren't paying them and all. Edit// The only thing I like betterthen someone bringing thread caps back into the JCC is someone trying to use them invalidly to abck up a struggling arguement. The original JCC thread cap, the only one that was enforced, stated that threads would be restarted by their 5000, post. In practice this generally meant that right about 5000, or slightly above, the thread would start a new one and the old one would be locked. No one really cared which order that occured a slong as the time period wasn't exessive. I'd also point out that given the ease of seeing when it was coming up a mod could be there to do it without being PMed. The thread cap was just that, a cap, not a floor. There was nothing that said threads couldn't restart except at 5000. There was nothing that said if you start a new one even a moment before the old one was locked you'd be smacked around. No, for all the complaints it caused it was really a benevolent exchange, except of course when the users rather refused to restart. Anyways, as that coutns ehre, no one has ever said you have to have x000 posts in a thread before you restart. If you want to whine that ignant didn't tell anyone blame Katya for not requiring it before she did what was obvious to her, or blame the current mods who refuse to do anything unless told, or blame yourselves for modding them.