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FubarFly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 10:10 PM
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134. I hate it when the solution is worse than the problem.
If people are engaging in an interesting intelligent discussion, I don't
care about the "quality" of the original post. The quality of the thread supercedes this. An active, stimulating thread should never be locked. We should be encouraging progressive thought and ideas. This is part of the essence of democracy, and a primary reason why i associate myself with the Democratic Party.

If the problem is too many posts clogging the general discussion thread,
the solution is the simplest one possible.

So why not break it down?

Separate questions and polls from discussion threads. The "I need help with freepers", and "Can anyone tell me what happened on C-span" threads are perfectly valid, but needlessly clog a forum which should be devoted to discussing and debating general political topics. So instead of locking these threads, you can simply shift them. The discussions continue, the forums are less congested, and everyone is happy. It initially be more work for the mods, but people will adapt, and it is much better than this counting 5 sentence foolishness that is going on now .
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