Originally Posted by cyc wid it
On threads like WAYWT, I want to see mostly fits, not one fit and 15 one liners. Occasionally a fit will produce some in-depth discussion- this belongs in posts. Brief comments don't need more than a thumb.
i have never visited it, but doesnt the SWD section have a fit only thread?
anyhow, any thread, especially a WAYWRN thread that has huge traffic, more everyday as the site grows, will inevitably have common sidetracks. there are lots of people, lots of things going on, and sometimes not a lot of fits, and naturally, sometimes, convo strays. even when we had thumb comments, there were lengthy tangents. as a matter of fact, many of them were triggered by comments that were made in the thumbs, comments that either would not have been made in a post, or would not have turned into convos.
dont get me wrong, i dont mind the conversation, as a matter of fact, i usually like it, it brings out the personality of a lot of people here. but i understand that not everyone feels that way, and that its highly unlikely i will change your mind, or you will change mine. what i am saying is, that imo, i think removing thumb comments will likely make minimal, if any change at all, to the amount of tangential conversation in threads, especially the larger ones.