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Comment Is the "post your hauls" thread too big?

Discussion in 'Site' started by Hanzo, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I don't know about others but I rarely if ever go in that thread despite really liking it....it's just too big in my opinion and to hard to catch up on and keep track of. What would be the harm in resetting it weekly or something? Would make it much more enjoyable IMO.
  2. M1A2

    M1A2 Savant (435) Ohio Jan 15, 2012

    No way the bigger the better right!?!? ;).
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  3. mklisz

    mklisz Advocate (620) New Hampshire Dec 31, 2010

    I just look for the red "new" tag on the top right of the posts. I don't find the large size to make it less enjoyable.
    CommanderOfAwesome, FUNKPhD and JxExM like this.
  4. infi

    infi Savant (455) New York Apr 4, 2009

    Just click "Go to first unread" up top to keep yourself continuing from where you last left off.
    buffs9 and FUNKPhD like this.
  5. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (505) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    When I go to revisit it I'm about 20 pages behind most the time. I end up looking through the next few then jumping to the last one, so I get your point and like the idea of a weekly one
    Although it is pretty epic how big it is....
  6. infi

    infi Savant (455) New York Apr 4, 2009

    I don't think it's as bad as the Youtube thread with all the embeds.. every time I open it, my RAM dies.
  7. kemoarps

    kemoarps Advocate (590) Washington Apr 30, 2008

    (That's what she said)
  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Think about it if you are coming at it as a new person...that thread doesn't seem intimidating?
    Cee-Poe, FUNKPhD and beertunes like this.
  9. stealth

    stealth Advocate (545) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    That's a valid point. When I see a thread with an interesting title, and then see its a shitload of pages long... I just say f' it and move on.
  10. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (635) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Do you realize the ungodly siren scream that would occur as a result of the death of the millions of "likes" were that thread to be deleted or reset? The magnetic shock waves would literally erase the entire internet
    luwak, JxExM, corby112 and 2 others like this.
  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Do what now? I am just saying lock it and make a post your hauls #2.......
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  12. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (635) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Oh....ok. In that case, yeah that would be fine. Sorry for my overreaction
    TheBeerAlmanac and Hanzo like this.
  13. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    I have no idea why but this made me laugh really really hard... quote="Hanzo, post: 1044122, member: 661849"]Do what now? I am just saying lock it and make a post your hauls #2.......[/quote]
    ChicagoNick likes this.
  14. to each his own i guess. when i see a thread with an interesting title, and then see it's a shitload of pages long... i grab the popcorn. ;)
  15. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (420) New York Jan 30, 2011

    It's a Session thread. oh wait, that would be less than 4 replies max.
    ncaudle likes this.
  16. Replies must be 4 words or less. You can have as many as you want though. However brevity was never Ding's thing
    mikecharley likes this.
  17. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (420) New York Jan 30, 2011

    No it wasnt. I'm sure he is still lurking out there doing word searches for "session"
  18. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    DUDE!!!!! NO FUCKIN WAY!! THAT THREAD CAN NEVER DIE!........rant over.
  19. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (425) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

    It did, then I took a History of German Intellectualism class, that thread made my semester tolerable.
    franklinn, luwak and Hanzo like this.
  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    I agree with Hanzo. The premise of the thread generally doesn't interest me, but sometimes when I'm bored, I'll go take a look at it. Then I'm all "fuck this!" about it. One of the reasons I dislike Ratebeer is that they never trim the big threads, makes it too hard to catch up. I agree that a weekly, or even bi-weekly, reset would be a good idea.
  21. I would prefer it to be monthly like the cellar reviews thread.
    nicks6217 likes this.
  22. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (530) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    If your goal is to "catch up" and read every post then what is the difference if theres a new thread every week. You still have to look at every post.
    cappy201 likes this.
  23. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    A smaller thread is just more approachable and easier to follow in my opinion.
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  24. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (565) Florida Aug 11, 2012

    I wish the chick in your icon was "more approachable and easier to follow".....
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  25. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Savant (435) California Dec 21, 2011

    People love the dick measuring that goes on in there. I don't even look in there.
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  26. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (380) New York Jul 16, 2011

    don't lock the beer porn thread! That would be like putting parental controls on my laptop :mad:
    CommanderOfAwesome likes this.
  27. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    An aviation site I visit just handles it by using a cut-off point, generally around 250 replies, then starting a new thread, with the same title part 2. Like "Latest Haul pt2". http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/

    And more specifically, like this thread, which is up to Pt 7: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5668300/

    That way, anyone who wants to read the whole thing can just follow the links to the beginning, or if you keep up with it, you just jump in where you left off.
  28. it's great the way it is! fun catching up from time to time

    2 cents
  29. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I guess I should have worded the OP better, all this would be is the locking of the original and starting a part 2. You could still look through and like posts on the original forever if you wanted.
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  30. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (380) New York Jul 16, 2011

    The hugeness of the thread is key to the sheer bliss of beery excess IMO. It should be thosands of pages long... filled with beery beauty. ;)
  31. I dont see the point.I like the big epic thread. I dont see how a seperate thread is really any different. Regardless you go to first unread post.....

    Big an unapproachable? Come on man, that's weak. Every forum has long threads, usually you know not to look at the post that's 2+ yrs old.

    @Hanzo, you have 3500+ posts, I find it hard to believe that you have trouble "catching up" in that thread.
  32. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    That thread just sticks out like a sore thumb...and yeah, I am here pretty much all day during the work week and even I am overwhelmed by it once I get a little behind. I mean I asked what the harm would be of splitting it, and all I've gotten is "I like the epic size of it"....what does that even mean? Is the content of the thread better because it's gone on for 10k+ posts?
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  33. It does? Not to me. I love that I can easily go back and look at beer hauls over time. If we go to new threads you lose that. Honestly a new thread still presents the same problems. You still have same amount of posts to "catch up" on. Honestly just dumb all around. There is zero good reason to do it, and 10,887 reasons not to.
  34. There are two threads on other forums i regularly visit that have over 22,000 posts of many more pictures than the Haul thread. Also, over 2.5million views.

    I don't think the thread here is too big, there are so many tools to our disposal that make it easier to stay caught up. And hell, just dont stay caught up, and you'll probably get a lot more done during the day :)
  35. I think a monthly reboot could be nice
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  36. I think it should be reset weekly.
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  37. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (530) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    If it gets reset weekly then it's harder to catch up on. If you miss it from mid week you have to go find the closed thread then go back to the current one.
  38. atomic

    atomic Savant (435) Illinois Sep 22, 2009

    resetting it only makes the problem worse, no? If you're trying to keep up, wouldn't it be easier to keep it on one continuous thread?
  39. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) California Nov 29, 2012

    that was a short rant
  40. I dont understand what resetting it would help. What is there to follow in that thread? It's just a bunch of pictures. Look at them then click the next page.

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