Certainly by now, most understand the need for a technology board on this website. Among the plurality of threads that have been created endorsing such a board, two of the more prominent have been linked below. An argument for a Technology Board
- 5 pages, no response, anchored. Once again...Tech Board please?
- 7 pages, no response, anchored.
You'll notice something interesting about each thread - not only was there no response from an admin, but the threads were actually anchored
, preventing all further discussion on the matter. Instead of simply taking a few seconds to respond at any point in either thread, which would have effectively ended all discussion and actually been helpful, the discussions were silently suppressed with no answer provided.
Ironically enough, we know that campaigning and constant inquiry are almost necessary to engender a new board, as revealed by Chicken -
I want to thank those who have campaigned hard for a Music Board. You finally have your wish
Were the threads that begged for a Music Board anchored in such a whimsical manner? Regardless, it's clear that community vocalization is key for the introduction of a new board, so it's curious why such threads would actually be suppressed.
And with respect to any technological impediments in creating a new board, well...there really don't seem to be any. The SEC Rant has exploded over the past few weeks with 10+ new boards, some of which still have threads that are 2 weeks old on the front page.
So, with that said, I think it's important to keep the discussion going. This is obviously a feature that many users on the site want, and as we've demonstrated for months, technology is an exceptionally popular topic that warrants a dedicated board.
Below you'll find all 166
tech threads that have been generated on the OT since the first of the month. Alternatively, here's an album of all 166 threads in higer resolution.
(click in the top right of each image and select "view in full resolution")
This post was edited on 10/18 at 3:51 pm