Update Feb 10th
According to Sankei Newspaper, Tokyo Metropolitan police has arrested a 30 year old PC engineer for sending threatening e-mails and messages to multiple places by hacking other people's PC. He had once been arrested and imprisoned for a different online threatening case in 2005. He confessed that he was falsely accused in 2005's case and he wanted to revenge on the police and prosecutors.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?
I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?
I wonder how long people would put up with this.
As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.