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Old 09-07-01, 09:31 AM
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Limit Sticky thread to 3 per forum, plus. . .

Sticky threads have their place. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I think we need to limit the number of sticky thread in each forum to 3. Otherwise it just takes up too much valuable real estate, clutters the forum and I think really hurts the forum experience.

Also, unless there is a compelling reason (like revenue generation for the site), no sticky should stay stuck for more than a week. After a week, most of the regular members are going to see a sticky already. After that it just becomes a nuisance. I try to limit anything I stick in Other to 48 hours or less.

Plus, by keeping the stickies new (or not letting them get completely old) it would re-train members to occasionally look at them, since there *might* be something worth looking at. . .versus now.

Agree, disagree?
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Old 09-07-01, 09:45 AM
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Old 09-07-01, 09:49 AM
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Are "new member information" threads exempt from the week "rule"?

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Old 09-07-01, 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by Aghama
Are "new member information" threads exempt from the week "rule"?
Well sure.

unless there is a compelling reason (like revenue generation for the site), no sticky should stay stuck for more than a week.
That'd be a compelling reason. Though I would not exampt them from the rule of 3. 3 threads, no more, regardless of reason. My thoughts anyway.
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Old 09-07-01, 10:11 AM
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3 threads, no more, regardless of reason.
I agree, 3 is probably the magic number; DVD Talk had 5 and it was pretty irritating.
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And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou post a sticky thread. Then shalt thou have no more than three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt have, and the number of the having shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Sticky Thread towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
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Old 09-07-01, 12:29 PM
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Excellent idea. Let's cull the sticky herd.

I'm also in favor of consolidating the rash of petition threads into a single thread, which should be much easier for me to ignore.
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Disagree. Just felt like being obstanant.

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Old 09-07-01, 01:27 PM
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Very strongly agree with both Bushdog and Noel. I'd love to see the number of petition threads drop considerably.
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I already agreed to the 3 sticky limit. But I wanted to add that since DVDTalk already has two sticky's (although I think the case replacement thread could probably be dropped and just put a link in the newcomer thread) a one and only petition thread should be created (as noted above) but change the title as new petitions are added and put a date in the title of the last change. The thread itself should just have links to each petition's thread.

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Old 09-07-01, 05:39 PM
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OK, based on the suggestions here, I went ahead and made this thread and stuck it to the top of the DVD Talk forum:

<a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=140394">Master Petition List</a>

Tell me what you think of it. Is this a good solution?

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Old 09-07-01, 05:42 PM
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I'd have to give it the old
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Three sounds good.
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Originally posted by Todd B.
OK, based on the suggestions here, I went ahead and made this thread and stuck it to the top of the DVD Talk forum:

<a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=140394">Master Petition List</a>

Tell me what you think of it. Is this a good solution?
Well, it's nice, but it still encourages people to start petition threads. I think there should just be ONE petition thread, and if you're interested in such things you go there ... not 90 gillion "I Want This Or That" threads.
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Originally posted by G. Noel Gross
Well, it's nice, but it still encourages people to start petition threads. I think there should just be ONE petition thread, and if you're interested in such things you go there ... not 90 gillion "I Want This Or That" threads.
My reasoning with that is that not ALL the petitions should be squeezed into just one single thread. These are often important topics that need a lot of room and a thread of their own in which to be discussed.

However, with this Master List, at least you don't have 3-4 petition threads stuck permanently to the top, like we've had for the past month in DVD Talk. Instead, you have just one sticky thread which points to all the current petitions. And it makes it easier for petition aficionadoes to find all the current petitions and new petitions (when the thread title is updated).

As for all the numerious (now non-sticky) petition threads, they're like Polls. If you don't like 'em, skip 'em. Some people like them, and they have their uses. I don't think it would be fair to outlaw them or confine them to one thread.
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Re: Limit Sticky thread to 3 per forum, plus. . .

Originally posted by Bushdog
Sticky threads have their place. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I think we need to limit the number of sticky thread in each forum to 3. Otherwise it just takes up too much valuable real estate, clutters the forum and I think really hurts the forum experience.

Agree completely.

I noticed the job you did managing this in Other before, great job.
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Old 09-08-01, 12:57 AM
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Looks like we have to add a couple in the PC Forum...
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Old 09-08-01, 01:21 AM
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Looks like we have to add a couple in the PC Forum...
Aren't all the threads in there sticky threads? I never see them move.
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Old 09-08-01, 04:34 AM
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Originally posted by Bushdog

Aren't all the threads in there sticky threads? I never see them move.
Heh heh. Now that you mention it...
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i find it kind of ironic that a mod started a thread about the sticky threads. aren't you the one that can move them, bushdog?
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Old 09-09-01, 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by Deftones17
i find it kind of ironic that a mod started a thread about the sticky threads. aren't you the one that can move them, bushdog?


But it isn't my place to decide what goes on in other forums outside of Other. Plus, I was looking for feedback from members. I may have simply been more sensitive to it than others.
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