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

Discussion in 'Support & Suggestions' started by Hanzo, Mar 6, 2013.

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  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    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 Initiate (191) Jan 15, 2012 Ohio
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    No way the bigger the better right!?!? ;).
     
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  3. mklisz

    mklisz Champion (813) Dec 31, 2010 New Hampshire
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    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.
     
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  4. infi

    infi Devotee (447) Apr 4, 2009 New York
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    Just click "Go to first unread" up top to keep yourself continuing from where you last left off.
     
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  5. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    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 Devotee (447) Apr 4, 2009 New York
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    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 Meyvn (1,001) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    (That's what she said)
     
  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Think about it if you are coming at it as a new person...that thread doesn't seem intimidating?
     
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  9. stealth

    stealth Defender (606) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    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 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

    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
     
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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

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

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

    Oh....ok. In that case, yeah that would be fine. Sorry for my overreaction
     
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  13. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    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]
    I
     
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  14. BostonHops

    BostonHops Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    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 Disciple (369) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    It's a Session thread. oh wait, that would be less than 4 replies max.
     
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  16. touchmeimsac

    touchmeimsac Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Replies must be 4 words or less. You can have as many as you want though. However brevity was never Ding's thing
     
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  17. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (369) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    No it wasnt. I'm sure he is still lurking out there doing word searches for "session"
     
  18. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

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

    Boilerfood Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    It did, then I took a History of German Intellectualism class, that thread made my semester tolerable.
     
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  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,532) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    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. corby112

    corby112 Poo-Bah (3,907) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I would prefer it to be monthly like the cellar reviews thread.
     
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  22. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    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.
     
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  23. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

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

    johnyb Defender (667) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    I wish the chick in your icon was "more approachable and easier to follow".....
     
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  25. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

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

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,532) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    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.
     
  27. jstilwell

    jstilwell Disciple (321) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts
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    it's great the way it is! fun catching up from time to time

    2 cents
     
  28. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    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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  29. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    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. ;)
     
  30. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (460) Aug 30, 2012 California

    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.
     
  31. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    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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  32. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (460) Aug 30, 2012 California

    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.
     
  33. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    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 :)
     
  34. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    I think a monthly reboot could be nice
     
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  35. GGsMustache668

    GGsMustache668 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Wisconsin

    I think it should be reset weekly.
     
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  36. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    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.
     
  37. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    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?
     
  38. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

    that was a short rant
     
  39. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (949) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    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.
     
  40. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    No. Next question.
     
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