View Poll Results: Megathreads: Good or Bad?

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  • One big thread is kind of a hassle.

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    Yeah, we have that reputation, especially on the Fate subreddits.
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    tfw no Fate/One
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    How do I get into type moon.

    watch prisma illya. If your amused or aroused, keep going.

    if you are disconcerted or want to call the FBI, run away
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    Curse those 15 year old girls *shakes fist angrily*

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    And yet the best place for fics despite the dead subforum
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    canon finish apo vol 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zurvan View Post
    Aren't we still seen as the biggest elitist snobs of Nasuverse communities anyway?
    I've always wondered if anyone has been singled out as a snoot. Or the sentiment is the BL culture.
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    That's exaggerating my point.

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    Speaking solely off of the subreddits, I've never seen anyone singled out.
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    tfw no Fate/One
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    How do I get into type moon.

    watch prisma illya. If your amused or aroused, keep going.

    if you are disconcerted or want to call the FBI, run away
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    Curse those 15 year old girls *shakes fist angrily*

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    Quote Originally Posted by You View Post
    I've always wondered if anyone has been singled out as a snoot. Or the sentiment is the BL culture.
    Just BL in general, at least that's what I knew of it before I started lurking around. Never saw any names mentioned.

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    I think that might have been true say 5-6 years ago but less so now.
    BL is now mostly either Random Thoughts or GO general with a dash of No longer in GD GO ham wild Create-a-Servant
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    That's exaggerating my point.

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    > BL is random thoughts

    :gun:

    time to let the domain expire
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    Quote Originally Posted by You View Post
    I've always wondered if anyone has been singled out as a snoot. Or the sentiment is the BL culture.
    I've seen people shittalk You on fgog so good job attaining proper BL moonruner notoriety.
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    fucking fansubbers amirite
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    WHAT?!

    You isn't a snob! He just actually does know his lore better than most people.
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    That makes me think of Rin as a loan shark.
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    Admittedly, she'd probably be the hottest loan shark you'll ever meet. She'd probably make you smile as she sucked you dry.


    Oh dear, that doesn't sound like yuri at all.
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    Not with that attitude.

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    I barely check most of the site anymore because combing through for actual content is a tremendous chore.

    I used to try to mitigate this by making lists/digests, but then I became busier and less committed.

    Systematic content curating of any kind would have helped, but I'm afraid it's a bit too late now.

    also someone (not you coke) translate the last 3 chapters of KnK pls
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    As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.

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    I've just noticed the former post didn't touch the subject of megathreads, so, *inhales deeply*

    MEGA VS MICRO THREADS: A CONTENT CURATOR'S PERSPECTIVE

    MEGATHREADS MICROTHREADS
    + Simplify the general search for content by centralizing it Simplify the search for specific content
    Make new content prominent
    - Topics become muddled
    Lines of discussion intermingle
    Threads become noisy and hard to navigate
    Eventually the front page becomes an intimidating cromlech of old threads
    Thread index becomes noisy
    Old content becomes buried and hard to review in absence of decent curating tools

    For microthreads to work you need a reddit kind of system where the good stuff floats to the top.

    Macrothreads don't work, period.

    In either case, a vBulletin forum isn't a good way to store content unless several people put a ton of work.
    As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.

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    I propose a new system where there is only one thread, but all posts are automatically deleted after ten minutes and content curation is handled in the memory of whoever happened to be around to see it.

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    ah, the good old "I totally recall arai saying that in old BL" argument
    As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.

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    Lol. I'm fine with megathreads. Attempting to curate content into microthreads might sound good in principle, but it could be stifling to conversation here. The derails of a thread are sometimes as worthwhile as the original topic. If people have an issue with the derail of a given thread, they can just reintroduce the topic, as aldeayeah provided an example of.
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    So, mods, what’s going on with this? It seems like there’s a clear majority here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    That makes me think of Rin as a loan shark.
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    Admittedly, she'd probably be the hottest loan shark you'll ever meet. She'd probably make you smile as she sucked you dry.


    Oh dear, that doesn't sound like yuri at all.
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    Not with that attitude.

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    Not sure what you expected to happen. I made sure to clarify that there wasn't a specific change riding on the poll's outcome beyond letting future standalone threads remain open, which is already being done.
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    I guess I was just kind of expecting certain megathreads to sort of get turned into subheadings within the forum. Like, not directly turned into, of course, but for there to be a new subforum within General called Miscellaneous Thoughts Threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    That makes me think of Rin as a loan shark.
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    Admittedly, she'd probably be the hottest loan shark you'll ever meet. She'd probably make you smile as she sucked you dry.


    Oh dear, that doesn't sound like yuri at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Techlet View Post
    Not with that attitude.

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    I guess i'm still a newcomer whose post count hasn't even reached 100, but still...

    My opinion is that megathreads basically turn searching for content a nearly-impossible task unless the content gets somehow indexed, but from my own experiences here, there and everywhere, the flow of information isn't truly linear enough to get indexed in any way. The end result is that, metaphorically-wise, trying to place an entire library into ten books doesn't work, imo.

    Cheap banter works fine on the megathreads, but quality content kinda gets lost on them, although the whole 'feel of activity' on those threads is also interesting... The only solution might be to have certain topics copied to their own threads after they've acquired enough motion to move on their own, while still maintaing the originals on the megas... I also think that it might be interesting not to have people crucified for creating a whole thread of a subject...

    One thing is for sure, though, megathreads kill smaller threads. Smaller, one-subject only thread don't kill banter. Megathreads kill smaller threads, still. Assuming only one choice was available, smaller threads are the way to go, i say.

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