Originally Posted by benedict
It's not a forum I moderate, but from my own experience and observation I can say that one of the problems with stickies is that - after a while - they become <i>invisible</i>; especially if you have a load of them up there. By "invisible" I mean many people tune them out/don't notice they are there. This is evidenced when duplicates are started or when people ask a question the answer to which has been staring them in the face for six months at each forum visit.
I understand what you're saying, but I actually think this is a benefit, rather than a hindrance. There are a couple of "sticky" threads that I look into frequently. I know where they are, and I can find them quickly. The ones I don't use I can easily ignore, because of the "invisibility" factor. To me this is an example of the "sticky" function working pretty much as designed.
As far as getting any kind of response for my request, there was a moderator comment in the original thread. No one (i.e., no mods) bothered to post in this thread at all. For all I knew my request was completely ignored. Given that we're supposed to use the Feedback Forum for this type of request, this seems a case of the moderators really dropping the ball - if you want us to use this forum for what it was designed for, then why ignore my request here and answer in in the (presumably) inappropriate forum?