Bear, your topics are informative, well thought out, well researched, and well worded. They are frequently thought provoking. I hope you never stop creating topics!
Locking topics is an admin function here. If you feel a strong need to close out one of your own, send Scott a PM. Alan, Fruitnut, and Olpea probably have the capability when he is unavailable.
The Preference Settings give an indication that it might be possible to “Mute” topics or selected members’ comments, but the only activation category I’ve found on here is to mute entire categories.
If you go to the upper right hand corner of the page to the left of your icon. and click that categories icon, there is a category of Keyboard Shortcuts. One of the shortcuts is mm for Mute Topic. I haven’t played with it. So, I don’t know if that would work to enable you to get it “out of sight, out of mind”.
In the meantime, if you just want to stop receiving emails on those threads, you should be able to go to Preferences under your profile and reset your Notifications so that you only receive emails when you are sent a PM.
@Drew51 I noticed when you first stated that you were reconsidering your stance on the subject that you felt strongly about. You went up several notches on my mental Respect Meter when you showed that you were able to consider the research and facts and reform your opinions based on logic.
Personally, I would not like to see threads capped at 100 or so posts. I enjoy the Intro and What’s Growing in Your Garden - Got Pics? threads too much.
@forestandfarm I was learning a bit about BioChar, which was something new to me, and then your thread devolved into something that belonged more in a Lounge type category. I was mentally thread splitting that one, even after your attempted to get it back on track.