reply to post by balon0
Balon0 the whole point of this site, is to produce threads within which the issues are DEBATED. The method you propose would result in nothing but
backslapping, and would over time reduce the over all quality of threads, but more importantly the quality of the OPs being produced. If everyone here
knew they could write any old tosh and expect respectful silence or overwhelming brown nosing from the responding posters, then this site would be
utterly crap, and everyone would leave.
The great thing about this site is the fact that the OP sets the parametres of the discussion by posing a theory , or presenting information, and
then the posters on the site can offer thier two cents, thats how things are done here, and theres a very good reason for presenting both the initial
information, and the responding posts in the same thread... that would be, that it is the best and most easily followed format for any debate or
discussion on ANY topic.
The method you suggest would produce the following scenario :
Someone posts a thread title " Up is down, black is white, and theres nothing you can say to detract from that position" .
Several random people post up in agreement, and then the thread dies before getting off page one.
However, that same title could currently fuel a massive philosophical debate which rages up to fifty pages , and actualy shows the accute sense of
the abstract, and excersizes the minds of, this websites brightest and most mentaly agile posters.
Segregating the websites contributors in ANY way , into seperate camps of thought would be the biggest, and most thorough error of judgement ever
enacted , were the ownership to do it. It would kill this site as sure as a bullet to the head, or a small explosive device planted and detonated in a
disc in a persons spine.