posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 04:43 PM
I have noticed a rather strange way of enforcing control of duplicate threads on ATS. Take, for example, the US Political madness forum - we have
damned near a whole page full of threads talking about the TSA and whose genitalia just got fondled. I also recall multiple threads about other
issues - the contrail off of California, as another example.
These threads run rampant. Granted, for such popular issues, having a couple different threads is probably not all that bad of an idea, because
highly active threads lose a sense of cohesion after they add ten pages of discussion in as many minutes.
It does, however, puzzle me when the only thread in the U.S. Political Madness thread regarding the North Korea issue is closed. True - it's not
directly an American problem, and there are other threads about it in the news section... but by that criteria, we should also shut down most of those
TSA threads that are cropping up like weeds, the Arizona legislation threads, etc.
I will admit the provocation for this was a rather specific issue - but it is a trend I have noticed.
I'm just kind of curious as to what qualifies as a duplicate thread. I realize admin/mod enforcement is not going to be machine-driven uniformity -
but there seems to be a sizable discrepancy, in this case and in the past.