- May 22, 2014
Speaking of Londynn Jones...
I know its been posted multiple times, but concrete information like this sort of gets overlooked when I think we post every Twitter follow, every Instagram follow. I think the recruiting threads are great but sometimes we should condense the information. Not every kid followed on social media is some legit target. But then we post about them like they are.Well I know one guy who isn't reading the recruit thread...
Reese is down to five schools and UConn is not among them.
I know its been posted multiple times, but concrete information like this sort of gets overlooked when I think we post every Twitter follow, every Instagram follow. I think the recruiting threads are great but sometimes we should condense the information. Not every kid followed on social media is some legit target. But then we post about them like they are.
I don't know, just trying to provide some constructive way between individual recruiting threads and the mega long threads.
Agree. I don't see the difficulty in going to the last page of a long thread. Most people who visit the board for the first time have some experience with forums and it isn't that tough to navigate. For example, I like to be able to go back in time and read what was said about a player before she went elsewhere. What may be the problem is the time it takes for some devices to load those long threads.Again, I don't really understand the issue with the length of the recruit threads because unlike most other threads there are no walls of text that result in a hour of reading to get through 4 pages. With rare exceptions the recruit thread is mostly quick notes, videos, tweets, or short scouting reports attached with links.
"Adminanimus" is a delightful neologism. Nice work and worth the read in an otherwise hackneyed thread topic.There ought to be something between mega-threads and umpteen threads covering umpteen pieces of news. I'm sorry I can't explicate a magic thread size solution, but maybe I can shed a little light.
Cordorone is right that the issue is mega-threads. Not sure it's recruiting in particular, although that's been the general topic of most megas (and Collier in Minnesota, with 800 posts and 67,000 views, isn't exactly a shorty).
The problem with mega-threads as I understand it is that they're discouraging to first-time users. This isn't just an adminanimus (come one, come all, get your new words here). It's also the view of professional site analysts.
And maybe recruiting news is what lures a lot of first-timers, so Collier/Minnie can get as long in the tooth as it wishes and no one says "Ye gads, it's a mega-thread hiding in plain sight."
So anyway, the rationale is that more experienced people will know to go to the end of a long thread for current news even if they haven't been following the thread all along, as many of them do.
Newbies on the other hand will just click on the thread, start reading, and find the news, as I put it to another mod, "...discouragingly unfathomable and old."
He (you can guess who) replied "Not only an apt description of many threads, but also an accurate description of many of our posters!"
Like I said, I haven't given it enough thought to suggest how threads can be broken down a bit without falling prey to Occam's Razor, and ideas are welcome.
(Recruiting threads broken down more not only by class but maybe by time of posting?)
This issue is a work in progress. All that's happened so far is Whack-a-Mole on a few of the most overgrown moles.
"Why me?" they cry.
"Because you're too big."
"But how big is too big?"
"You found out when you got whacked."
So now I'm being distracted by wondering if there's a word for an otherwise magnanimous admin with an animus. I'll work on that while you all work on how big is too big. We'll compare notes later.
Trying that on for . . . um, size.Perhaps a policy limiting recruiting threads to a shelf life of 30 days might work. i.e., a recruiting thread for the month of October would open on Oct 1, and close on the 31st at midnight. A new one would then start moments later for the month of November with a duration of 30 days.