A thread to discuss naming threads, board policy, new thread suggestions, and anything else that has to do with board administration and maintenance. Guaranteed to include lively debate and polls. Natter discouraged, but not deleted.
Current Stompy Feet: Jon B, P.M. Marcontell, Liese S., amych, msbelle, shrift, Dana, Laura
Stompy Emerita: ita, DXMachina
Since 2006 that's ALL we have voted on?
Doing a quick search in press for voting results, it's possibly mostly what we've been voting on since 2003. We voted to close the Book Club thread in 2005. We voted to open the Book Club thread, not open a Politics thread and voted on erinaceous's ANC proposal in 2004. Before that, it the Grandfathering vote, followed by the subequent Politics Thread vote in May 2003. Everything else seems to have involved TV threads or spoilers in some way.
Maybe instead of waiting for shows to organically reveal themselves to be big enough to have a thread - we could have a twice yearly vote on shows that looke to be big enough to have threads.
That way we'd still be voting for tv shows but there would be more than one show per ballot and perhaps people would find it less oppressive.
I'm not authorized to edit that link, GC.
GC, did you mean to put that link in Light Bulbs?
No, it's already there. I'm frustrated because to me it's a logical way to try to resolve the issue now and in the future, but no one else seems to think so. So, I'm a droppin' it now.
Gloom- I haven't had a chance to parse your suggestion properly, but ultimately, I think it is a good way to go. I've just been posting so much I was wanting to tell myself to STFU.
So much of this is based on subjectiveness, though. One of the last times an SPN thread discussion started, volume was mentioned as a reason, although Eureka had topped that volume when on the air, and no one suggested spinning it off.
I don't know if anyone who'd wanted a separate thread looked at the numbers and said "Oh, I guess I don't want that anymore." I suspect it's more complex than that.
You know me--always wanting a hard and bright line so we don't have to be subjective. I just don't think that the hard and bright line is going to make anyone that much less hurt or emotional.
But if it was a known factor going in, then it'd be more like, "Well, we've hit [number]% of posts for X show. Let's talk about a new thread." Instead of, "I'm sick of scrolling by X posts! Get out, get out, get out!"