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Once a topic has "purged", it will be locked and archived for future perusal. Again, this currently only applies to modern gaming boards, not social boards or older gaming boards, though this may or may not change in the future.
An additional note: After much research it was determined that users very rarely if ever would click on anything other than the first few or last few page numbers at the bottom of the page. Thus, to streamline the look of the "Jump To" section we added the ellipsis look that you can see on any board list instead of having every number available as it was before. This was done for cosmetic reasons as boards will start getting rather large with the archive system in place.