It would be better to reverse that change, otherwise we'll have people who wonder if they dreamt about posting on VGC on the day before when they can't find the thread they recently posted in anymore.
What's the reasoning for that change anyway?
EDIT: Looks like someone still had a tab with that thread open, because I got a like and therefore the link to the thread again just now.
Locked threads were meant to get pushed down (like they are on the Board pages), not removed altogether (they're back now).
I know your follow-up complaint will be that the paging sucks on the profile pages, requiring you to click through dozens and dozens of pages to get to the locked threads - I'm working on changing that, too...