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#1 goodhelmet

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 05:35 PM

We talked it over and the feeling is if something is worth posting, it deserves it's own thread. If we feel a topic is getting multiple threads then we will merge those topics. Feel free to Create new topics!

#2 tigerpride

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:45 PM

I thought the megathreads provided a perfect balance and I feel they will be sorely missed. I thought the board was too overloaded with topics about Wrestlemania leading up to the show.



#3 Jmare007

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 09:36 PM

yeah, they are perfect for down times and little bits of news. I prefer one big thread with lots of discussion than a bunch of threads with very few posts. And a lot of times there are news and reports that really don't warrant a thread. oh well.



#4 pantherwagner

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 10:34 PM

I agree with the two posts above. I often used those threads for stuff that I wanted to mention but I expected no replies on, which is OK, because me getting a reply was not the goal. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Many times you read something, think "good stuff" or "interesting" or whatever, and move on.

 

This is likely to make people post less, not more. In fact yesterday night I was going to make a comment about the stock price on the "comments that don't deserve a thread" but I saw that it was locked and as it was late I logged off.

 

My only complaint about this board (which is a minor one and something I can live with) is that sometimes I don't come here for a few days and I see 9 or 10 pages of new stuff so I end up missing or deliberately skipping a good chunk of it because I don't have the time to go through pages and pages of content. This is mostly due to the yearbook/single match/interview threads which serve their purpose and shouldn't change, but the megathreads not being there isn't going to help.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:37 AM

I agree with the above three posts. I preferred megathreads personally. Shame.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 05:06 AM

I can only echo what has already been written.  I'm not hugely into current WWE so that one really isn't an issue for me, but I always enjoyed checking out 'the comments that don't warrant a thread' thread.



#7 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 05:45 AM

Could there be a "current" folder?

#8 goodhelmet

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 06:22 AM

I'll have a detailed response later on today why this isn't going to change. 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 08:34 AM

Could there be a "current" folder?

Parv continuing to put the hit on modern wrestling. For shame... ;)



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

In the discussion I brought up that you should make a thread and then if it receives no comments after a bit, then it gets moved into a mega thread.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:35 AM

I was listening to Staying Alive and I thought to myself "I am a dancing man and I just can't lose" that might be my favorite lyric of all time. Then I thought damn what a great catchphrase that would have been for Disco Inferno. I went to post it in the Comments That Don't Warrant A Thread because it is a comment that does not warrant a thread. I found it was locked. Now I am sad. I hope this post changes this ruling because I saw that thread as a great way to capture my one-off musings. 

But when you're dancing man, you just can't lose, so Im off to put my boogie shoes on and get down at work.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:44 AM

I was listening to Staying Alive and I thought to myself "I am a dancing man and I just can't lose" that might be my favorite lyric of all time. Then I thought damn what a great catchphrase that would have been for Disco Inferno. I went to post it in the Comments That Don't Warrant A Thread because it is a comment that does not warrant a thread. I found it was locked. Now I am sad. I hope this post changes this ruling because I saw that thread as a great way to capture my one-off musings. 

But when you're dancing man, you just can't lose, so Im off to put my boogie shoes on and get down at work.

Why not make a thread discussing song lyrics that should be used as wrestling catch phrases?



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:47 AM

Are general discussion threads like "WWE in April 2015" allowed?



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 10:51 AM

I think this is going to have the opposite effect of what you want and lead to less discussion instead of more. Making a new topic is far more daunting a prospect than simply dropping a random thought in a megathread. Anything worthy of more discussion in a megathread can just be moved out into it's own topic.

 

I'm not gonna start a whole thread about the interesting tidbit I read in a 1993 Observer. It fit perfectly in the Comments megathread though.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 11:43 AM

I think this is going to have the opposite effect of what you want and lead to less discussion instead of more. Making a new topic is far more daunting a prospect than simply dropping a random thought in a megathread. Anything worthy of more discussion in a megathread can just be moved out into it's own topic.

 

I'm not gonna start a whole thread about the interesting tidbit I read in a 1993 Observer. It fit perfectly in the Comments megathread though.

The problem is every page has a 3 page discussion on a single post. It has become a giant mess to follow any topic in there.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

I never really felt that way and it was one of the topics I followed most closely. Most things brought up there only really illicit 1 or 2 responses anyway. Sometimes you might have something to post that really won't generate discussion but that is an interesting note or observation.

 

I went through all my posts in the Comments megathread since February and they were: A link to a Buxx Belmar match where the finishing stretch is built around a used condom, a quote from Gary Hart's book about referee Rick Hazzard being cut up by the Yakuza while on a trip to Japan, a post about Abdullah the Butcher working babyface in Montreal and a post expressing surprise at seeing Austin Idol in Montreal footage due to his fear of flying. I wouldn't even contemplate making a thread for those posts if there wasn't a catch-all for stuff like that.

The only post I could find that might have been topic worthy was another quote from Gary Hart's book that included a financial breakdown of the costs of running a territory that I thought was very insightful. I don't think anyone even responded to the post though.
 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:47 PM

This decision is going over about as well as having Reigns win the Royal Rumble and Bryan lose to Shemus in 18 seconds a couple of Wrestlemanias ago. The general comments and current WWE megathreads were daily reading for me.

 

Are the mods turning heel? The bookers shouldn't turn the mods heel yet. They're still plenty over as faces. 



#18 goodhelmet

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 02:34 PM

Nobody is turning heel. 

 

Neither Loss or I were fans of the threads in the first place. 

 

Loss's first post in the thread is as follows...

 

Let's try this again. I was trying to clean some things up in the last one and accidentally deleted the entire thing. Reminder: Anything that you anticipate going more than 1-2 posts should be its own thread. I'd prefer for this not to be so big. Thanks. 

 

 

That was written over 4 years ago. People ignored it and for a long time, we let it slide, but I would go in there and have to sift through three pages of a discussion that DESERVED its own thread. In the meantime, other posters are posting random thoughts not associated with the three page discussion that should have been its own thread in the first place. 

 

For smaller companies (TNA, ROH, Modern Indys) we have given them their own threads and that is fine. They haven't become so huge or important that they become a chore to sift through. 

 

The original idea of the Megathread forum was not to have a place where people can just post random thoughts in a convenient storage area that others have to sift through. It was supposed to be an archive of threads that people may have find memories of and go back and read. We may have been too generous in letting it become people's playground and I'll accept some of the blame for that. 

 

As a mod, it is much easier to merge the occasional threads than clicking on individual posts splitting and creating a new topic. If a problem occurs in a discussion, and it happens enough, it is much easier to clean up a smaller thread than a bigger one that becomes too big to fail. 

 

For Current WWE, I like to post random thoughts on RAW or SD as they happen if I am watching live. It's part of the experience for me. Last night's RAW had 5 pages of comments and running. It clearly deserved its own thread. Thankfully, even though we have grown, we are still small enough that we don't have to prevent posters commenting on a show as it happens the way a site like DVDVR has to. When Brock Lesnar signed hi newest contract, somebody created a thread but people still felt it was necessary to post their thoughts on the Brock Lesnar signing in the Current WWE thread. It isn't what the spirit of those threads was intended to be. 

 

I hope it doesn't drive away people from creating new topics. I love creating new topics and reading new topics on the board. Someone complained about all of the WrestleMania threads created and that was by design. I was not excited about Mania going into the show but I wanted to be!!! I did 9 podcasts in 8 days and wanted as much Mania talk as possible to keep interest high including creating threads. Most of those threads were well received so I won't apologize for them and would rather have too many topics than nothing to talk about. 

 

I will respond to specific posts when I get home. 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 04:46 PM

Too much a hassle to read all individual threads about goofy questions. I'll miss the megathread.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 07:28 PM

Nobody is turning heel. 

 

Neither Loss or I were fans of the threads in the first place. 

 

Loss's first post in the thread is as follows...

 

Let's try this again. I was trying to clean some things up in the last one and accidentally deleted the entire thing. Reminder: Anything that you anticipate going more than 1-2 posts should be its own thread. I'd prefer for this not to be so big. Thanks. 

 

 

That was written over 4 years ago. People ignored it and for a long time, we let it slide, but I would go in there and have to sift through three pages of a discussion that DESERVED its own thread. In the meantime, other posters are posting random thoughts not associated with the three page discussion that should have been its own thread in the first place. 

 

For smaller companies (TNA, ROH, Modern Indys) we have given them their own threads and that is fine. They haven't become so huge or important that they become a chore to sift through. 

 

The original idea of the Megathread forum was not to have a place where people can just post random thoughts in a convenient storage area that others have to sift through. It was supposed to be an archive of threads that people may have find memories of and go back and read. We may have been too generous in letting it become people's playground and I'll accept some of the blame for that. 

 

As a mod, it is much easier to merge the occasional threads than clicking on individual posts splitting and creating a new topic. If a problem occurs in a discussion, and it happens enough, it is much easier to clean up a smaller thread than a bigger one that becomes too big to fail. 

 

For Current WWE, I like to post random thoughts on RAW or SD as they happen if I am watching live. It's part of the experience for me. Last night's RAW had 5 pages of comments and running. It clearly deserved its own thread. Thankfully, even though we have grown, we are still small enough that we don't have to prevent posters commenting on a show as it happens the way a site like DVDVR has to. When Brock Lesnar signed hi newest contract, somebody created a thread but people still felt it was necessary to post their thoughts on the Brock Lesnar signing in the Current WWE thread. It isn't what the spirit of those threads was intended to be. 

 

I hope it doesn't drive away people from creating new topics. I love creating new topics and reading new topics on the board. Someone complained about all of the WrestleMania threads created and that was by design. I was not excited about Mania going into the show but I wanted to be!!! I did 9 podcasts in 8 days and wanted as much Mania talk as possible to keep interest high including creating threads. Most of those threads were well received so I won't apologize for them and would rather have too many topics than nothing to talk about. 

 

I will respond to specific posts when I get home. 

 

I see your point on the current WWE thread. I like it because I don't follow the modern product that closely and it's a great way to check in with what people are saying in general and chime in every now and then without having to wade through endless new threads about modern WWE on the main board. But I understand why you'd want to close it.

 

I don't see your point on closing the comments megathread. It's one of the best things here. I've learned so many cool little things from that thread that I never would have had it not existed. Nobody is going to start a new thread to find out if Bam Bam Bigelow actually saved kids from a fire or to get a quick answer about Abdullah the Butcher being a babyface in Montreal. A lot of the little things in the comments megathread is what makes PWO so great.






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