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

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

  1. Hanzo

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    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

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

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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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    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

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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

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    (That's what she said)
     
  8. Hanzo

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

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    Do what now? I am just saying lock it and make a post your hauls #2.......
     
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    Oh....ok. In that case, yeah that would be fine. Sorry for my overreaction
     
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    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]
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    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

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    It's a Session thread. oh wait, that would be less than 4 replies max.
     
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    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

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    No it wasnt. I'm sure he is still lurking out there doing word searches for "session"
     
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    DUDE!!!!! NO FUCKIN WAY!! THAT THREAD CAN NEVER DIE!........rant over.
     
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    It did, then I took a History of German Intellectualism class, that thread made my semester tolerable.
     
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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.
     
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    I would prefer it to be monthly like the cellar reviews thread.
     
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    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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    A smaller thread is just more approachable and easier to follow in my opinion.
     
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    I wish the chick in your icon was "more approachable and easier to follow".....
     
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    People love the dick measuring that goes on in there. I don't even look in there.
     
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  26. loafinaround

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

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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.
     
  28. jstilwell

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    it's great the way it is! fun catching up from time to time

    2 cents
     
  29. Hanzo

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    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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    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. ;)
     
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    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

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    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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    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.
     
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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 :)
     
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    I think a monthly reboot could be nice
     
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    I think it should be reset weekly.
     
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    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

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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?
     
  39. Sam_Frank

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    that was a short rant
     
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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.
     
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