Proposal re: "official" threads

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul_D, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. Paul_D

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    [Moderator's note: This exchange has been excerpted from the Official Post-Oscar Discussion Thread and relocated here to the Feedback Forum.]
     
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    Paul,

    Granted. But the problem is, everyone may find another "organic" place for his/her post and we have to face the fact that this very often leads to a mess.

    Cees
     
  7. Kevin Coleman

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    I agree with the original poster. Official threads are a PITA and a joke.
    I thought the whole reason we went to official threads was because of server space and speed issues. Well that shouldn't be much of a problem anymore since we got the new server.
    IMO if somebody starts a topic and it is not worthy of it's own discussion it will just die a natural death.
    Kevin C. [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin,

    The main reason we have official threads is to cut down (down to one) the number of threads discussing the same subject. How fun would it be to look in half a dozen threads about the same thing?
     
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    Star Wars.
     
  10. Glenn Overholt

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    Star Wars? Patrick, you have left me hanging! Which way are you going with this, pro or con? I expressed myself last week about it. There could/should be an entire section just for that one genre. Supposedly we have the speed and the space now.

    Glenn
     
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    Frank, you are correct. That is why 'official' threads are now the only ones allowed, but if I remember correctly, that thread had about 250 replies in the first day. Any question would be long-gone in minutes! (Ok, hours, but you get the idea).

    When the DVD for TPM came out I had a question, but it was quickly buried. I'm not pissed that I did not get a reply, but I know that I am not alone. Searching through dozens of threads every couple of hours to find an answer won't be much fun, because while you are doing that, you're also trying to keep tract of the many other topics that come up.

    When the Star Wars thread is closed in May and a new one opens up there will be many topics of discussion. I hope it works.

    Glenn
     
  13. Scott Weinberg

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    In my mind, it boils down to one of two choices:
    Would you rather pick among 8 or 9 different LOTR threads to get the news/conversation you're looking for?
    ...or...
    Would you rather scan through one large thread, one-third of which you've probably already participated in?
    I think that the Offical Threads serve a great purpose, particularly where the weekly theatrical releases are concerned. Someone looking for a dozen varying opinions on Resident Evil knows where to look - while the debates, discussions, questions and arguments are located in another distinct spot.
    I frequent a handful of popular movie websites, and believe me when I say: you want it this way. Though some of these other sites are lots of fun, none are run nearly as well as the HTF.
     

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