posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 01:45 AM
And what did your last slave die of?
I think it's an excellent idea - because in many such threads - not just news threads but long threads in general - we see people repeat information
and/or arguments that have been posted earlier in the thread - simply because they are too lazy to read.
However, I know all staffers are over-worked and underpaid (and I say this as tongue in the cheek, because moderators are volunteers, i.e. they don't
get paid to moderate). Adding another task to the list - and let's face it summarizing a long thread won't be a 5 minute task - may just break the
camel's back. In short - moderators simply won't have the time to do this.
BUT I see no reason why any member that has been following the thread can't do it. They can make notes as the thread progress, and when it becomes
clear that posters aren't reading the entire thread, they can post a summary? A member that takes the initiative to sum up a long thread will be
doing everyone a favour.
That said - people that are too lazy to read the entire thread, may be too lazy to read the summary...
But that’s just my opinion.
[edit on 16-10-2009 by Gemwolf]