They don't just drop from your Buddy list but gone from the forum board, your posts are gone, etc...
My point was a lot of those threads contain great research and when similar threads come up, it sucks having to redo all that research again. Being able to access them again for referencing would save a ton of time and build better debates.
I can understand keeping them blocked from users not logged in though.
I'm not sure I follow what you mean here, locked threads are not deleted.
you can perfectly see every post which was made in a locked thread, but you need to go to the thread not using your buddy.
@Ka-pi96 what posts or threads have you had locked where you can't find them anymore? perhaps I could see the issue if there was something in mind in particular.
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