Locking a topic or post

This outlines how a moderator may lock whole topics or individual posts. There are various ways a moderator may do this, either by using the Moderator Control Panel when viewing a forum, navigating to the selection menu beneath the topic in question, or editing any post within a topic and checking the relevant checkbox.

Locking a whole topic ensures that no user can reply to it, whereas locking individual posts denies the post author any editing permissions for that post.