Aurinĭa wrote:"Enough" in this case means more than one page. Neither of the two closed topics had more than one page.
Seems extremely arbitrary. As soon as you posted to the Casteism thread to declare it closed, for instance, it went to a second page.
Casteism is not something people generally think of when the topic of discrimination comes up. Seeing this as the title of a separate thread is likely to be more intriguing to potential posters than a generic title like "discrimination".
Aurinĭa wrote:And yes, there are several pages of threads in this subforum, but once a thread hasn't been posted in for some time, perhaps even disappeared from page one, how often does it get revived? Very seldom.
So? If having a lot of dead threads in a subforum is problem, why not prune them? But I don't see why it should be. Storage is cheap and searching is easy.
Aurinĭa wrote:By bringing different threads together in one thread, the chance of it staying in view increases a lot - especially as it's possible to sticky one thread, but not a whole bunch of threads.
Again, why is it so important that it stay in view? For one thing, topics aren't dropping off the first page of that particular subforum that quickly. There are still a couple there from September of last year. Neither of the closed threads was more than halfway down that page.
For another--sorry to sound like a broken record--but searching. Maybe younger posters aren't in the habit of doing a quick search to see if a thread exists on a topic before creating one, but most people I know still do.
All in all, this strikes me as an unnecessary solution to a nonexistent problem. What's the ultimate goal here?
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