I have been getting some questions about a few issues here with the Gallery Forum.
Why the locks? This is the one time that a lock is not a bad thing. Because we do not have a formal gallery database function, we created (well...actually, Tiger to be precise!) this forum exclusively for the display of collections...in other words, mostly for pictures. But since we are, in practical terms, still dealing with text-based forum threads, we still have to consider how it affects the simulation of a Gallery.
Here is an example of a problem. If you post a thread with a collection and then members start a long, drawn-out conversation behind it that runs for 10, 15, 20 pages. Then when someone clicks on the Gallery thread, it goes straight to the end, with the most recent conversation post. Thus making it harder to locate the actual "gallery." By locking the thread comments can be kept out.
Obviously this requires a Moderator's assistance. Which is why I am offering my help to anyone that wants to set up a gallery-style thread.
Each thread's parameters are entirely up to the creator of that Gallery thread. If you want comments...fine, if not...also fine. How you do it is entirely up to you.
Once again, let me know how I can help!