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    echoblaze is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default Extreme (kinda) forum suggestion

    Threads should be sorted by creation date rather than latest post date

    Potential positive changes:
    - spam threads will simply disappear: unless posters want to go 5 pages back to spam, which isn't likely
    - necro-ing will not be possible (straight-forward enough)
    - people are forced to give up on controversial topics that have been discussed at length (aka stop beating the dead horse)

    Corollary #1: Obvious bad threads are deleted instead of locked
    Spam/ad/troll threads need to be deleted in order to not take the space of legitimate threads.

    Corollary #2: There should not be "post new thread" - and possibly "post new reply" - buttons at the top of the page, only at the bottom.
    It'll make a (slight) inconvenience for people who want to make threads and replies without reading what others have written.

    What do people think ?

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    I really don't agree with this. That basically means that threads don't have a chance to become long and full of discussion, since they'll be bumped back a few days after their creation. Many good threads are not recent creations, and I doubt people would go back so many pages to find a really good discussion (unless they had a lot of free time they wanted to use up...). We'll constantly be seeing repeat threads, which are especially bad when a topic is actively being discussed, and the offenders would have the excellent excuse of "well, I didn't see the thread" (and can they be blamed if the thread is on page 5?).

    I wouldn't say it solves necroing, either; morons will still post in old threads. Additionally, I believe that means spam threads will stay up there longer - if they're locked or no one posts in them, then they can easily be knocked down by posts in older threads. With this system, that will not occur. Besides, locking a thread takes much less time/effort than deleting it (really).

    So basically, I think this is a bad idea.
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    the problem with "long and full" threads is that it can and will eventually drift off topic - thus a creation of a new thread would solve that problem. if the really long threads are on a single topic - then you know you're really beating the dead horse: people simply can't come to a conclusion and it gets into pseudo flame war.

    it does solve necroing, since even if morons post in old threads, no one will see them since they're so far back, so necro-ers don't get that "haha isn't this many-year-old news so amusing" kick.

    ... does it really take a lot more effort to delete a thread ? ah, i didn't realize that

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    Quote Originally Posted by echoblaze View Post
    the problem with "long and full" threads is that it can and will eventually drift off topic - thus a creation of a new thread would solve that problem. if the really long threads are on a single topic - then you know you're really beating the dead horse: people simply can't come to a conclusion and it gets into pseudo flame war.
    That isn't always the case, though. We have debate threads that still produce meaningful debates/discussion many pages later. Things also tend not to get too off-topic outside the Chit Chat section; manga discussion/recommendation threads do tend to stay on topic. And no, you're not "beating the dead horse"; sometimes, things take a while to discuss. It's nice that way.

    it does solve necroing, since even if morons post in old threads, no one will see them since they're so far back, so necro-ers don't get that "haha isn't this many-year-old news so amusing" kick.
    It also means that new, relevant posts to that topic won't be seen either.

    ... does it really take a lot more effort to delete a thread ? ah, i didn't realize that
    ...Well, a few more clicks. It's really about personal preference, though. I like to delete things, but other mods may not, and sometimes it's nice to leave a locked thread visible as an example to newer posters.
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    Yeah -- threads for ongoing series tend to stay on topic and yet last a long time, with discussions continuing with each new chapter. I'd HATE to have to scroll down to find it every single time. And forcing users to start a new thread each time, because the old one's scrolled down, is a Really Bad Idea if you want a healthy discussion forum.
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    I can imagine it now, many many noobs making the same thread because the one they want is on the second or third page and they don't seem to have the ability to look for it. :P


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    actually I think this is not a bad idea,but I have to agree with digi.some topics can drag on for a very long time for a good reason while some others are just plain useless...and yeah simfish is right.many people on the net is lazy to click on search button..

    off topic:
    feedback only have three threads?
    I have a suggestion to make a review forum for recent anime and manga,although there's already a discussion about that but it's not a good review to look for a new series(for me)


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