Merged threads!

Discussion in 'The ARRSE Hole' started by Bullet Sponge, Jan 2, 2007.

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  1. Rant mode on

    Ok I can't be the only person getting slightly miffed at the recent spate of thread merging. Now I'm all for keeping the forum looking neat and tidy but FFS it is really pissing me off when trying to follow a thread only to find some loon then files it away in the middle of another load of threads in one merged and completely unreadable "uber thread"! :x

    Can someone please stop whoever keeps doing it.

    Rant mode off.
  2. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Agree totally BS. This is becoming the arrse monster with MOD's egos coming to the fore, yet again.

    However, going on past form, this thread won't last long :pissedoff:
  3. how about if people do not post thread after thread on the same subject, read the etiquette post in the naafi then, we wouldn't have to do it.
    there was nigh on 300 pages in the naafi. how many good threads are ruined by pointless one liners with LOL, classic etc?.
    or pointless links thta are posted.
    same old story isn't it? damned if we do damned if we don't and the usual suspects will just jump on the bandwagon no doubt.
  4. Stop me if I'm wrong here but isn't there a wonderful thing called the arrse hole where pointless one liners can be filed away?

    My bold. How about just don't. If it aint broke don't try to fix it etc.
  5. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    And if you do try and search for ,say,Bad Lads Army,you get 42193 odd matches!So even if you wanted to add to a existing thread,you'd have to trawl thru lord knows how many pages to find the one you want!
    I think the big bug bear here is that say I post in a 3 page thread & it get's merged into a 21 page thread,I cannot be bothered to wade thru the 21 pages to find mine!
  6. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

    Yes there is, but the etiquette thread is quite simple to follow.... its not rocket science and it seems reasonable.

    However, this isn't our NAAFI its everyones, am happy to go with the majority and will start a thread accordingly....

    For what its worth am not aware of threads being merged, will ping the other NAAFI Mods and come back to you.

    THe internet links and funnies get pooled, there is even a sticky at the top for them,, same with Ebay, that way those punters who enjoy them know exactly where to go.
  7. Nor can any other fucker you boring twat.
  8. Quite happy with stickies, my point is this. If I decide to start a discussion on the pros and cons of midget porn and people start to respond and we are having a good discussion, that thread would suddenly find itself loaded into the porn thread. The discussion would then lose all meaning when responses to god knows how many other porn related threads get mingled in with it's own subject responses. Ok I might have used a fairly flipant example but hopefuly you get my meaning. There is no point in having a discussion board that is going to become unusable as a result of merged and therefore hard to follow discussions.
  9. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    C-C & PG.

    I realise that keeping the forum on track is not easy. I am also glad I do not have the role and responsibilities of a MOD. 8)

    However, some of the points above are very valid. If a post is merged it is often with the 1st thread opened - under a completely different title to threads 2 - 3 etc. While tiding up is fine if you are looking for something under the title of thread 2 or 3 then it is difficult as they are now sitting under title #1. Confusing? - bet your arrse it is.

    Solution? Must admit I don't know, but how about, if a thread is merged that the title of the thread being moved is kept, as a locked post, with the link to the new area. This linking thread can be deleted after a reasonable time - say 50 to 60 years :wink:

    PG, you say that you are unaware of merged threads, but please be assured - the monster of the merged threads is out there and growing!
  10. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

    Fair cop.....

    I can understand if the same old threads are being dug up and rehashed like that fcukign pingu game, but if a thread is popular and being used then it should be left alone....... I agree with that, if I didn't I would have drop kicked that 49 Para pants over next doors garden wall :D
  11. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    You are just jealous 'cos you failed selection :wave:
  12. Perhaps if some posters stopped equating "I started a thread in the NAAFI" with "I can now validate my self worth as a human being and feel the gaping chasm inside me is now, temporarily, filled till I feel the need to start another thread that has been done before to prove how big and clever I am" and thought about what might already be in the NAAFI and add something to an existing thread which either contribute to its richness or drag a cr@p thread out of boneland it might help.

    A bit.
  13. The solution is this Auld-Yin. Create sub folders within the naafi bar with each individual thread moved to a relating catagory. All porn threads could be filed in a folder for porn threads, bingo, tidy forum and all threads remain under their original titles.

    I am a genius.
  14. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

    Like this one?

    Your link is to a merged thread, not a sub catagory containing idividual threads.