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12-11-2010, 06:11 PM
i have a big urge to merge the pointless 3 threads, unless anyone can persuade me not to?

partly because of the perennial issue of straggling long threads that should be lots of nice little new threads
e.g. from the last couple of pages:

http://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon1.gif My Gas Problems
http://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon1.gif Ignominious Flatmates
http://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon1.gif Royal Visit Sartorial Advice
http://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon1.gif Maldives Matrimonial Mayhem

also there's a certain tantalising conceptual question for me about what's the difference between pointless stuff that does yr head in/makes you go oooh/chuckle

i'll make it a sticky - what you reckon?

14-11-2010, 12:21 PM
funny stuff
annoying stuff
interesting stuff

14-11-2010, 12:56 PM
I'd say don't do it. They each have a clearly delineated territory. I like your point about the threads basically encapsulating lots of little threads though, but I think one thread might be too beefy. And if someone posted a newspaper article I wouldn't know whether to laugh, be angry or feel astonished.

john eden
15-11-2010, 12:16 PM
I think this was tried before with the various "rolling" threads and it didn't really work.

doing it again might just annoy people. Not me particularly, mind.

I just don't think there is any evidence that this course of action will result in the changes you are hoping for.

15-11-2010, 12:28 PM
Also, I don't see much advantage in having a new thread every time someone sees a funny picture or gets annoyed by something. I mean, I always thought that Dissensus was meant to be a bit challenging and weighty, and the rolling "Pointless But..." threads are a nice compromise in that they let people post lightweight stuff if they want to without the entire place getting taken over by "OMG FUNNIEST VIDEO EVAR" threads...