"I don't know who closed the thread, it wasn't me, and just between you and me, I wouldn't have."
Has anyone seen this game before?
If you close a thread, post your name and why it was closed.
If you are going to be a mod and make decisions, be "man" enough to identify yourself.
Then we don't have to have 12 rounds of other Mods baffled as to who closed it and why? This little charade smells a bit off to me.
In addition, it is courtesy to PM the post starter of why it was closed, although this is not necessary if you explain why in the final post.
In the Billy Dean 2 thread, Jetje stated that HE was going to close it and WHY. I have absolutely no problem with this at all. If I have a problem, I can PM about it(which I do not).
If he hadn't done this and a lock had mysteriously appeared, I would be frustrated because I wouldn't why it was closed or who to talk to about it. People want to talk to the person responsible, not 6 other Mods who will pat you on the head and tell you that they didn't do it and they wouldn't have closed it. That does not appease people.
In fact, it usually causes them to post another thread, asking why a thread was closed, instead of having a polite conversation with the mod who closed it.
As with any relationship, communication is the key.