Would it be possible when a mod locks a thread, to edit in a reason in the opening post (or make a final post in the discussion, though that practise bumps a locked thread and draws more attention to it) to outline why the thread has been locked.
I was interested to see if any other opinions on the closing of the software forum had been offered, but the thread has been shut down, and no reason given. Was there really no further room for possible discussion? The board software as currently configured doesn't show who locked a thread, so a PM query is also impossible. At the very least it would help people understand the mod's mindsets, and perhaps eventually cut down the mod's work as people learn why certain threads are shut down.
In the past I have voiced that some mods here seem to exhibit some sort of aloofness, and this is the exact sort of thing that contributes to this perception. Just a few extra seconds to explain moderator actions would really help the dynamic of the forum.