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This concept of locking and adding to one existing thread new articles and information about freeh, sanctions, bot is crazy. Allow new items to be discussed and then combine them. There is no way to follow all the information and topics when you combine them in one thread. Give it 24 hours or until conversation has taken place.
Agree 100%. Im a not sorting through 147 posts in one long thread to find an article. Sorry but ill get my news elsewhere if it takes that much searching.
Lesser of two evils IMO, rather search through one thread for an article than 15 threads about the same article.
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Combine like articles but that is not what is happening. They are combining all articles and those threads are mixed with other threads. I do want to see a new article with out wrestling through the top thread every time. That is why giving new info a life of their own for 24 hours before combining makes sense.
I may be the exception but I like the compartmentalization. I visit most days at least once, I can click on the green envelope and see what is new in that topic. When something new is posted there seems to be conversation, but I agree with you that the conversation is not as vibrant as a stand alone topic.
This post was edited by danmcc 13 months ago
I agree . I've always wondered why this aggitates people the way it does...If you don't like the topic...don't read it.
I can understand the frustration, guys. The pinned thread was an experiment (as Jeff said, "we'll see how it goes"), and if people don't like it, we'll see if there's a better way to maintain the flow of the board.
Hopefully you will also understand the problem that initiated that thread - people were starting tons of threads, most of which were already being discussed elsewhere and didn't deserve a new thread. Since it was all the same topic and the same comments for the most part, it was prudent to try and send everyone to a unified thread.
Keep it in one thread, please God
I like the pinned post. Granted I don't go there much but it got old with people posting ever article and gripe about the BOT, scandal, emmert, erickson ect. I've gotten to the point of out of sight out of mind. If i want to read about it I know where to find it. It's spring, it's football time. I started coming here for football news and on field discussions and I desperately want to get back to that.
I know I will not. How do you have one thread covering. Sanctions, freeh report and bot. It is insane. I agree lock duplicate articles but to now allow info to be posted and discussed especially brand new articles is just crazy.
Because it isn't people like you, good posters, who do that. It's the morons who post something about every thought they have, and every interview Jay does within 24 hours, and every slight turn in the case. It is ridiculous. It has been 10000000x better since this has happened.
This post was edited by MTayl72 13 months ago
On the front page right now we have more then 7 threads about non football, psu related crap. But for some reason we are afraid to have more then one thread about one of the biggest situations in psu history. A situation that is still going on and changing. If we keep this absurd action of one thread please also include one thread called "non psu football crap" to post all these other threads. Some may elect to ignore new info and hope that somehow it all just goes away. Most want to be able to read new articles and have discussions with out it being locked down in 5 min.
Can we stop pinning things? I like the way the mods run this site, not a lot of BS gets pinned and usually it's no more than 5. This is the only PSU message board I've been a part of and recently an article was posted on TOS that was recommended to read and I was amazed their one board had like 50 topics pinned. Had to scroll down half the page to get to regular posted topics. As far as the no psu topics go I think they're pretty well contained in the various OT threads.
I am with you let's pin less. Get rid of the pin on top and allow discussions to happen. The fact that we have threads about what are you listening to or Netflix and refuse to have threads about bot situation or lawsuits. Is the issue.
Better than how it was with some jackasses posting every damn thing that crosses their mind. I like looking at the Sanctions thread but shit gets old when the same people drown you in it.
Well I guess you know which people's threads to ignore then. See you are ahead of the game.
Oh I'll ignore them but its annoying having them every where. I get you could have it back, but others f*cked that up. Of course making stupid threads to really bitch won't help your cause.
Exactly. Couldn't have phrased it any better myself.
This post was edited by ejb5212 13 months ago
I agree, Just took a look back at some of the threads before the new thread was created. Some were just jibberish...
The fact that we have strong opinions from those in favor of one thread and those strongly against it is the reason why this board is great -- differing opinions, both supported well.
Like I said in the original thread, the idea is to not clutter up the board. Let's try "opening it up" so that we can talk about more specific topics (I'll keep the all-purpose thread pinned for now), but if it gets to the point where we're looking at a half-dozen different threads per day on essentially the same thing, the locks will come back.
Use your judgement; if you're about to start a new thread or post an article, ask yourself if it really needs to be separate or can be folded into one of the others.
In summation -- we're removing the "one thread" limit, but will return to it if we have to. PM me with questions or to discuss either side further.
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We can't please everyone, gentlemen.
I'd just like to ask people to just be prudent about starting new threads, and strongly consider keeping relevant discussion contained to a minimum number of threads.
EDIT: Jeff beat me to it. Well said, Mr. Rice.
This post was edited by psubills62 13 months ago
Well first off it is fun and second off it can because it did as my article got unlocked. I agree with you 100 percent no need to rehash crap but at the same time New articles and situation deserve the ability to have there own thread.
More than a reasonable compromise. I like rewarding guys like TRock who are good posters. Its up to the others to not abuse it.
One last note - if you're thinking of posting something like an article, please scan the thread topics and see if there is already a topic discussing the same thing. It seems half of the time when articles are posted, there is already a good discussion going on involving the same exact topic. So please just take the extra time to scan the board first. It will save time and make the conversation in the original thread better. (Obviously this doesn't apply to simultaneously posted threads, that just happens naturally).
Wow trock and good poster used in the same sentence. I am not sure that has ever happened before.
This post was edited by Trock56 13 months ago
Ah so you're mad your thread got locked. Makes sense. Sure there was no PM b*tching either... lol
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