posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 08:23 PM
I was just thinking about this a few minutes ago...
So, some members threads get deleted because they are a repeat of a topic that has already presented in an existing thread. Which is understandable
because we don't want a million threads on the same topic because that would create unorganized, unnecessary clutter.
But then I thought, if these threads are just getting deleted, then we might lose new potential insight on a topic, as the OP authoring the repeat
thread may present some content that is not found in a pre-existing thread of the same topic.
In conclusion, would there be a way to just "move" the contents of these new threads, and present them as a "reply" (instead of a thread) onto an
already-existing thread of the same topic, instead of just deleting them off the face of the earth?
Some of the people creating these threads might sometimes be unaware the topic already exists, and may not know how to manually move their content to
an existing thread because they may not know where to find the thread or what the exact title of it is.
Then we could have (1) MASS thread containing all the input from members wanting to add to a specific topic and nothing will be lost.
It would also condense mass quantities of information into one location, so it's all right in front of you.
Mods, what do you think?
It's no huge deal, it was just an idea I was pondering upon that I wanted to throw out there.
edit on 6-1-2013 by unb3k44n7 because: (no reason given)