Re: Why can't we close our own threads
There is a reason for not giving the members the opportunity to close (their own) threads.
Closing a thread is a kind of a last resort, only if we want to be absolutely sure there will be no replies to a thread we will close the thread. And that usually only happens if a thread turns into a personal fight / or an attack on a personal level.
We don't close threads because a question is answered, a question is withdrawn, a subject is no longer relevant and so on. The reason for this is, that it is always possible that other members may even have better answers or shine a different light on the matter.