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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
1) The potential for two threads on the same topic to compete, based on quality. Maybe you have a different slant that will attract different comments in your thread? Maybe you have done more research or have more knowledge about a topic? Maybe your post is just better? As it is now, your thread would get locked. Doesn't matter.
2) The potential for increased posts, topics, and thus better ATS standing on website rankings. If there are two threads on some topics, let's face it, they are going to bring in more replies than one. That will help boost the numbers, which will help boost the site. Hoping the admins will see this, cause it never hurts to propose an idea that can possibly help ATS rise further.
3) Increased topic exposure. Let's face it again, two threads on the same topic mean more exposure than one. Double your pleasure with doublethread gum!
4) Less work for mods? Not sure on this one, maybe a mod or two could weigh in?
5) Less work for members? Thread starters don't have to be so conscious about using ATS Search all the time to check for an existing thread. Hey your topic was posted, but it's cool, cause now two are allowed.
Originally posted by Pr0t0
For breaking news, as it's breaking I agree. For anything with any length, history and content to it I disagree because, firstly for both internal search and search engine results you want keywords associated to take you to the most accurate information, with the least amount of searching.