What's going on with this thread? Is it closed, if so why not say so?

This one, you cannot post to it so I'd expect a big banner saying so. Anyone know?
https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6095401/coronavirus-effect-on-property-markets/p64

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  • Browntoa
    Browntoa Posts: 49,296 Forumite
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    Big banner at the top ? 

    That part of the forum closed


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  • waamo
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    It's like all the big banners at the top. Nobody sees them. If you really want to hide a post mark it as "important you MUST read this first". Nobody will read it.
  • markin
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    As they stay put and aren't just one off alerts you do start ignoring them, and some have simply blocked them now.

    They have also Hidden the General discussion boards from Members/public
  • joansgirl
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    It would have been better to highlight that particular notice in a different colour because yes, we do ignore it as the Coronavirus info is at the top of every board and you glaze over after a while.

    It's only be a temporary measure, the board will re-open at some point.
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  • waamo
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    What I don't get is site traffic has declined dramatically over the past few months (and continues to do so) yet they can't cope with the reduced traffic. How did they used to cope when it was really busy?
  • Browntoa
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    edited 8 April 2020 at 9:16AM
    Forums resources are currently , quite rightly , concentrated on the ever changing covid situation .

    I'm assuming the parts of the forum that are closed generated the most complaints and time . 
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  • buglawton
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    edited 8 April 2020 at 5:47PM
    waamo said:
    It's like all the big banners at the top. Nobody sees them. If you really want to hide a post mark it as "important you MUST read this first". Nobody will read it.
    I was expecting to see a closed or locked flag in individual threads. A coloured tag is more obvious than words buried 2/3 the way though a paragraph that finally state what the policy is. So now, where is the best place to discuss what the state of the job market will be in the last Summer/Autumn?

  • mgdavid
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    buglawton said:
    waamo said:
    It's like all the big banners at the top. Nobody sees them. If you really want to hide a post mark it as "important you MUST read this first". Nobody will read it.
    I was expecting to see a closed or locked flag in individual threads. A coloured tag is more obvious than words buried 2/3 the way though a paragraph that finally state what the policy is. So now, where is the best place to discuss what the state of the job market will be in the last Summer/Autumn?


    Probably nowhere, as it could be really good or it could be really bad. Nobody can make even an informed guess as there are no precedents for the situation the world finds itself in right now.
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  • buglawton
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    Browntoa said:
    Forums resources are currently , quite rightly , concentrated on the ever changing covid situation .

    I'm assuming the parts of the forum that are closed generated the most complaints and time . 
    The biggest thread on the CV-19 ever changing situation seems to have been deleted with no explanation. It made this site quite confusing to use. Locking it would gave been much less confusing. I've so far preferred to discuss news and current affairs on MSE due to its largely sane membership. If that's no longer permitted it would be nice to see an upfront statement.
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    buglawton said:
    Browntoa said:
    Forums resources are currently , quite rightly , concentrated on the ever changing covid situation .

    I'm assuming the parts of the forum that are closed generated the most complaints and time . 
    The biggest thread on the CV-19 ever changing situation seems to have been deleted with no explanation. It made this site quite confusing to use. Locking it would gave been much less confusing. I've so far preferred to discuss news and current affairs on MSE due to its largely sane membership. If that's no longer permitted it would be nice to see an upfront statement.
    That one closing was damned annoying.
    There was a member that used to post on it but then fell out with someone and I think it became too much for the forum team but as you say, locked with a post to say why would have been more polite than just removing it completely.
    There was a lot of good reference points made on that thread and are now lost :(
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