Locking threads that go off topic

Discussion created by AndresLP on Jun 12, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2018 by jrenfrew

I was following a thread where developers shared interesting insights and experiences.  I was surprised that FMI decided to lock it because it got “slightly off topic”.


The great thing about forums is that people have the choice to decide what topics to follow, depending on the content. If a thread goes off topic or people are just no longer interested in it, there is the choice to just stop following it.


If there are developers who are contributing to a thread daily, and and many other reading the updates, it means that a group of people in this community is interested in the thread, even if it got off topic, so … what’s the reason for locking it?