I'm not alone in this, it's just no one else is going to make a stand as it were and say what they think.
So here's mine.
I think leaving a few threads like IPT/BORED/Pop-Tart thread would've have been okay. My problem was with the same people in these threads chatting in other concurrent threads about the same stuff, which meant, what with the list type threads which I posted a thread about, they "choked" WOT. Three or four I could live with. They now sit in EMOT. No chance of noobs to pop in and perhaps get a footing. They did you know and I think some joined the club because they got a feel of the community. Of course, it's not everyones cup of tea. If all of the "chatty bunch" chatted in the new Chat Thread, it would be unreadable because there are too many people. I do wonder also, what has happened to the "Ignore Thread" feature that was being looked at, possibly introduced? That on the said 3 or 4 chatty threads could have been easily used by those who find that level even irritating.
That all aside for the mo...
As a club, shouldn't the club members have been properly consulted, opinions solicited for the best way forward? Perhaps a poll on several available options? That sounds fair to me. It would have been more public and then no-one could really go against the majority decision unless they do really think they know best!
I don't think I understand what this "club" thing is... if we aren't involved in some important decisions like this but perhaps that's another discussion entirely. [Not dictating how a club should run, simply don't know because I'm not part of any other and have no experience]
So now as an individual who posts in WOT, starts thread, has a chat & banter etc... what are the rules for a thread becoming too chatty and needing to be merged into the Chat Thread? Face it, merge anything into Chat, it's no different to putting it into the recycle bin and any link left, points to the first post in that thread, as I said here:-
Might as well be deleted for all intense purposes.
So I start a thread with a subject and being WOT, some take it a little off topic and start chatting, having banter - at what point do I, if I so wish to save the impending doom of my thread, go in and say "Please people, back on topic or this thread is going to get merged [well deleted really]" Is it after 4 or 5 posts or two or three days of continuous off-topic talk/banter?
I seriously don't think this has been thought through properly. I need clarification on at least the last part where a thread is deemed a candidate for merger.
Anyone else feel a bit uneasy about what to say or do in WOT threads now because of?
May also ask ... when "pagers" became too chatty, will they be merged too?
Just in case, you know how it is