The fact that you create separate "message boards" for large events like football games and elections is pretty crappy, IMO. It seems, at least IMO, that you are trying to cover up or sugar coat events and the commentary they inspire. I say this because you later lock the new "message boards" and unless one knows exactly how to search for them, the posts are virtually no longer existent. I understand this is probably a CYA policy, but I personally find it to be disingenuous, suppressive, and clandestine.
this site has been around for almost a decade. The trial and error process works. How dare you question the mighty?
It keeps the clutter contained in one area so those of us who dont really care about the topic (example, i live in the center of the country so i didn't care about Hurricane Issac) don't have to sift through 100 threads.
another example: i dont live in colorado and i dont smoke pot so i don't really want to llook at 15 pot threads on the first page of the ot. i want to see nothing but WOWYHI threads. if i want to know something about the legalization of pot, i can go to the Weed World Board and read about it.
re: Just my opinion regarding this site(Posted by genro on 11/7/12 at 1:21 am to thetigerman)
During a game (or an election) a million little shitty threads get started for every minuscule thought that pops up in people's heads. It completely clogs up the board and quickly wipes out the quality and substantive threads. It's the posters' fault that this happens, but it's impossible for the admins to maintain control and keep people from doing that.
So this is their only solution. Don't blame the admins, blame the posters.
But ultimately, what does it matter if the alternate board is "locked"? It cannot "clog up the board" if the board is locked. I'm just saying that IMO it looks bad. If no one else cares, then please carry on. Its just my opinion.