posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 02:57 AM
I wanted to bring something up for discussion pertaining to important topics that sometimes go unnoticed. I'm sure everyone has created a thread that
they thought was ignored, or unnoticed. Recently I authored a thread that attracted two moderators applause, yet very little debate? This gave me an
idea that I'd like to run by everyone, especially the moderators, to see what you all think?
There can be a lot of effort put into a thread, or it may be only a question, but to the author it is sometimes felt to be of great importance. A
topic that one feels truly needs debating, yet they watch it slowly die before ever catching a spark. Now I know many of you have experienced this and
know exactly what I'm talking about, so here is what I'm suggesting.
Of course, everyone thinks their thread is of the utmost importance and deserves discussion, so we have to be realistic. What I was thinking is that
any thread that a moderator feels deserving of applause could maybe get it's own special place somewhere on ATS? A page of miscellaneous threads, of
all topics, where mods could place the applauded threads for further exposure? Kind of like thread limbo, the second chance page for neglected, but
I realize this places an added workload on our likely already overworked moderators. The payoff, however, is a quality thread safety net providing
added substance. It would also be a useful tool for what ATS is all about, quality discussion and information! Maybe ATS will consider this idea and
even develop an easy way for the staff to achieve something like this?
I for one would enjoy browsing a page dedicated to applauded threads! I'm sure we all miss many interesting threads due to them getting buried. I
really think this could significantly add to the quality of the site, how about you? If so, please show your support here and also any suggestions to
the general idea.
**Note to Moderators**
I have no intention in lobbying for added burden, or making your duties more difficult. This is merely a suggestion for your consideration. Any
disruption or controversy this may bring upon you and your functions here was my oversight. Disregard any value not seen convincing or worthy your
added effort and remove this entire request as you see fit.