I understand and completely support the Chow teams discretion when it comes to locking a thread or conversation. I have no problem with it at all.
What I have is a suggestion or recommendation.........I say once the Chow Swat Team assembles and swarms a thread to "lock it down" that all participants of that thread get one, just one, final closing comment!
So what do you think of that?
"Ok folks we have decided this conversation has run it's course, things are getting a little unfriendly so we are going to lock this thread now"
after which each participant in that thread get's one closing comment.
Brilliant, I know!