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Last post Author Topic: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads  (Read 7198 times)

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Re: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2013, 05:21:12 AM »
I still think something other than a discussion forum would be a better way to accomplish something like that. But maybe that's mostly me.

I agree there presumably are better ways to accomplish a collection of links, yet I think the idea here is simply to add to, or facilitate, the discussion.

I think Renegade's addition of the links to the Encryption thread can only (?) be seen as an improvement :up:
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Re: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2013, 09:46:04 AM »
I think Renegade's addition of the links to the Encryption thread can only (?) be seen as an improvement :up:

I tried to not editorialize the links much. That will be an issue though, but I don't think it will be very important.
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Re: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2013, 12:00:04 PM »
Regarding the same 5 people, what can I say? Some people will always prefer to lurk - and that should be their prerogative. I'd personally like to see a lot more people join in the discussions. But in any assembly there will always be a more active group that invests considerably more time and effort to keep 'the gab' going.

This is actually "a thing". It hits all groups. So your choice of percentages, but X % of any group are the ones that post a lot.


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Re: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2013, 01:30:06 PM »
I think the idea here is simply to add to, or facilitate, the discussion.

I think Renegade's addition of the links to the Encryption thread can only (?) be seen as an improvement

Agreed. Also being that it is segregated so as not to corrupt the original post it preserves the out-of-the-gate flow of the discussion.

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Side point: if the OP'er didn't want to contend with populating the FP links...couldn't the mods be allowed to take care of it?

Overall I really don't see this happening that frequently, but it does strike me as being handy for certain things.

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Re: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2013, 02:18:58 PM »
Side point: if the OP'er didn't want to contend with populating the FP links...couldn't the mods be allowed to take care of it?

While I understand the sentiment, that's a slippery slope that shouldn't be broached IMO.

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Re: A Proposal for Improving Quality of News-Related Threads
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2013, 07:11:43 PM »
Side point: if the OP'er didn't want to contend with populating the FP links...couldn't the mods be allowed to take care of it?

While I understand the sentiment, that's a slippery slope that shouldn't be broached IMO.

+1 It's just not a good place to go. If a post could be inserted as the second, that would be a far better option.
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