Meh, I hate locking threads.
I'd rather we'd be loose, but we have to deal with the reality that people here have radically different beliefs on a number of things that are closely held. Even among the mod crew, it's different.
Our only directive is to maintain a modicum of focus and a heap of decorum without being obnoxious.
Some folks want to fight and frankly I don't think anyone wants that here.
I want to talk beer and not my leftist commie pinko atheistic beliefs in comparison to your not so leftist commie pinko atheistic beliefs. I'm not here looking for an echo chamber or a fight over anything other than beer.
In reality it boils down to this - the second a thread heads towards people being less than kind - the thread goes - the people stay. The only people who go are the people who want to fight that idea. Hell, we give those people tons of opportunities too.