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by Vector Harbor at 12:44 PM EDT on March 24, 2016
Why you don't just Pinned a thread with most popular thread...?

Just create one and put 'em all in one thread
by hcs at 1:06 PM EDT on March 24, 2016
Good question. Mostly because people won't bother to look there, I think.

Maybe it makes sense for all but the most important few threads?

I'm not 100% sure why we want pinned threads anyway, a few possible reasons:
1) Make commonly-sought information available without searching, even if the thread in question doesn't see much traffic
2) Discourage people from starting a new conversation when there is already a thread about it
3) Ensure that new visitors see something
4) Promote attention to discussions deemed important

edited 1:21 PM EDT March 24, 2016
by Vector Harbor at 2:19 PM EDT on March 24, 2016
Then make a strawpoll and ask their opinions ^_^
by hcs at 5:00 PM EDT on March 24, 2016
That's what this thread is for.
by Dais! at 12:09 AM EDT on April 4, 2016
How about pinned threads for file requests and simple questions unlikely to cause extended discussions?
by hcs at 7:08 AM EDT on April 4, 2016
Hm, very interesting idea.

Generally we would prefer new threads if they're asking something new (corollary of my point #2 above), but there is a persistent problem of requests showing up in long-running threads about distribution. Is it possible that a dedicated requests thread could attract this kind of thing (#3)?

What kind of title would you suggest?

Another solution would be more moderation capability, so I could just move stuff to new threads, otherwise we're in the situation now where I rarely intervene because I have to manually hit the database to fix anything.

edited 7:10 AM EDT April 4, 2016
by Dais! at 9:56 AM EDT on April 8, 2016
Oh right this

Personally, I'd suggest something along the lines of
ATTN: All requests for rips and reuploads go in this topic!

Complete with bold if possible. Maybe stick in some other term like "rarities" to cover non-rip things nobody has previously asked for.

I think most people would get the impression that is the first place to put a request, and posters more invested in individual projects would still end up in the relevant threads.

A bigger question than the title is the ground rules set by the opening post. It would help to have a clear outline of what isn't allowed - stuff like official development software, commercial games, keygens, recently released albums and other things that might attract negative attention. Maybe suggest a few common resources or upload sites.

edited 9:59 AM EDT April 8, 2016
by AnonRunzes at 9:04 PM EDT on May 2, 2016
Forgive me if I sound childish and this subject a little too off-topic for this thread, but Moonboy65 is trolling its users who ask for help with the formats for a living.

Just to give you an example, he posted something along the lines of "nice thread title lol". What's worse even is that he doesn't even prove himself useful at all and prefers to rather troll these threads anyway instead of not doing anything at all.
by punk7890-2 at 9:40 PM EDT on May 2, 2016
Unfortunately, there will be always people like that around. It's nice to know at least that there is people that would report such foolish, low life behavior. The best thing you can do in this situation is to pay them no heed. They will move somewhere else from getting no attention.
by hcs at 9:44 PM EDT on May 2, 2016
I don't think he's being particularly disruptive. Looking through his post history I see nothing really jerkish until that last post.

Anyway, definitely off-topic for this thread.

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