Moderators, sometimes you can just redact a name and warn people of the community guidelines. Locking entire threads looks bad on you. Especially nowadays. Just saying. And if you do lock it, why not just delete it? Dont act like a big tech company its disgusting. [spoiler]Moderator edit: This thread has been updated with tags that are more appropriate. Feel free to private message the moderator who moved your post, link to topic, for further clarification about why this topic was moved.[/spoiler]
Deleting it removes everything from public view, locking it ends the conversation but allows the narrative to be shown. A poster could claim the deleted thread said anything so it is done on more rare occasions.