Why would this be better than OP updating the first post?
- so like Jessica mentioned we would still have both options once we get some of these things down the road.
Threads would still be open for total discussion of a subject.
But the reason some threads might be locked as a reference topic is so the info doesn't get derailed etc.
So say Bobby posts a thread "How to Deflate a Puffer that Can't Deflate"
If he posts it as a locked sticky, he can still go back, unlock it & update/edit it.
But if it he leaves it open for replies, someone else might go in & type something incorrect or harmful. When forums grow, that's what can happen. So some threads are most efficient it they are stickied & locked.
So in the example above, any member can post another thread to discuss or ask questions.
Reference type sections (like @Sustainable Marine
) is mentioning or locked stickies also help new members see where to look for expert information. Also for someone experienced researching they can quickly go through the reference articles.
So someone like yourself (smsreef) easily can read through & see what info is valid or who is a good source. But for newer members it gets confusing & overwhelming.