Please stop bumping old threads

Discussion in 'UConn Men's Basketball' started by temery, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:26 PM.

  1. temery

    temery What?

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    if there is something new, start a new thread.
     
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  2. Deepster

    Deepster

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    Except for the pizza thread.
     
  3. temery

    temery What?

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    Yep. The OT is fine.

    But the recruiting mega threads end up being a 1/2 dozen people talking to each other. After a couple days, the number of people viewing a thread gets cut in half, and in half again every couple days.

    Few people want to wade through 20 pages to find the few replies worth reading.

    I know it's a pet peeve, but when I check the server logs I see how few people click on a thread that was started weeks ago. The views are the same dozen people hitting the thread 20 times a day.

    After a recruit commits we can merge the threads.
     
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  4. UChusky916

    UChusky916 Making the board a little less insufferable

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    So we're officially getting rid of the recruiting 'megathreads'? Good, they were a wasteland of garbage anyways.
     
  5. Hungryhusky99

    Hungryhusky99

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    So now there's just gonna be a 1,000 different threads for each recruit. Makes a lot of sense .
     
  6. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    That thing is quickly approaching Bible status. I mean, as a road map for life, it's hard to top.
     
  7. jleves

    jleves Awesomeness

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    If there are 995 threads with 3 or 4 people participating that are pages down that I never have to look at, then 1000 different threads is fine. We have a game thread for every game instead of one massive game thread encompassing the entire season for a reason.
     
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  8. joober jones

    joober jones Finally Non-Fat Guy

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    Someone is going to bump this thread in 2021 just to be an ass.
     
  9. Hungryhusky99

    Hungryhusky99

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    This would be like having a new thread for every play of each game .
     
  10. HooperScooper

    HooperScooper

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    And the beer thread.
     
  11. jleves

    jleves Awesomeness

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    Yes - it would be exactly like that. :rolleyes:
     
  12. UChusky916

    UChusky916 Making the board a little less insufferable

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    At least we'll know something new happens when we see a new thread on recruit. Versus the alternative of a 100 page megathread which may have no new news for weeks or months.
     
  13. UCFan1513

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    I see that all the recruiting threads are locked. What should people do if they just have a question about a recruit or want to post a small little tidbit or piece of video? Create a whole new thread for just that entirely? Seems like those little threads would be more prone to degenerating into nonsense
     
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  14. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    Yes, you post a new thread.

    That post will be active for a day or two and then it'll slide down the board into oblivion - as it should. Threads should have a lifespan of a house fly. Born, live a few days and then die.

    The freaking mega threads were the worst idea in the history of the universe and we should have nipped them on day one - I knew they'd be a disaster. They never died, they just devolved into zombie threads with running intra-thread battles overrunning any actual news.
     
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  15. BigErnMcCracken

    BigErnMcCracken

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    I just set an Outlook reminder.
     
  16. husky99

    husky99

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    Seriously I hope this cuts down the blah blah blah , stupid talk and the inertia by at least 27% on this board
     
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  17. 80shusky

    80shusky

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    You're an optimist! I had no idea.
     
  18. pnow15

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    All threads should be programmed to self destruct after 60 days.
     
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  19. 8893

    8893 Curiouser

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    To the Octagon!
     
  20. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    Please define "old", Tom. And no selfies please.
     
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  21. temery

    temery What?

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    News becomes old news when there is new news. Or, if it drops a couple pages back.
     
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  22. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    First it's old news. Then old posters. Then old folks. I sense a fascist direction here.
     
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  23. TRest

    TRest Horrible

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    Outlook should be obsolete by then, no?
     
  24. RipCity

    RipCity Absolute Savage

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    I'm bumping the Diamond Stone and Malik Newman package deal thread after Newman's first 20 point game at Kansas.