Do you not want anybody posting or what? I mean, I thought this was a message board, you know..where people talk to one another through posts, and comment about different aspects of the game, or share opinions. That cannot be done if you lock a topic after only two or three posts. Whoever moderates this board needs their head examined.
Don't like my opinions because I'm not a fanboy? tough!
They're ARCHIVED, not just locked. We don't really need threads that have been completely dead for months suddenly springing up again, do we?
Old, forgotten threads used to just be removed entirely. Now, instead of an auto-purge, they're on an auto-archive so that people can still view the material, but you don't need to "re-activate" it 4 months after it's been dead and buried.