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Would it be possible to change "off topic" as the phrase automatically inserted in Host locked OPs?

It is not uncommon for Hosts to get a pm from a duer after an OP is locked for not meeting the Statement of Purpose for a forum, asking how it is "off topic". Too many do not realize that that is automatically inserted by the software and the real reason is typically let as a reply by the Host who did the lock.

The term "off topic" is often inaccurate, of only partially accurate. The real reason is explained in the last reply from the locking Host.

I do not know how easy it would be to change that phrase to something like This post does not conform to the statement of purpose for this forum (with a link to the SoP) . And this may be way down your list of things to do, no worries on rushing it but it would be helpful.

I am also asking because ATA is a read forum and perhaps some might see this and learn about the "off topic" phrase being automatically inserted into every thread locked by Hosts and that they should look at the last reply from the locking Host to see the explanation for the lock.

Thanks admin, have a good autumn.
Posted by uppityperson | Mon Nov 2, 2015, 01:15 PM (2 replies)
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