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Abuse of 'sticky' status?

 
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bobharvey
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:08 am    Post subject: Abuse of 'sticky' status? Reply with quote

A few posters have set topics as 'sticky' that do not stand out from the others:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=16953
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=18003

While I have no wish to be rude to them, I think that this sort of thing devalues 'sticky' status, and am surprised that users are allowed to do this.

I would have thought that 'sticky' status was something that should be in the hands of administrators, really. Perhaps 'sticky' posts should be posted normally, but a PM sent to the admin group for them to ratify 'stickiness'?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a subject that has been discussed and the then current feeling was that there was not enough abuse to justify "administrator only" sticky posts. If a sticky endures then you can assume each administrator that has seen the message judged it to be OK for that status. That is to say, we don't consult on this and have "black ball" authority.

The ones you rightly point to have been normalized, as well as a couple of others this week, by your friendly lurking administrator.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, fair enough. I suppose you are so good at keeping on top of it that I hadn't noticed before!
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