So someone might be interested in opening the carrier air wing thread and not be interested in the Naval Aviation News thread.
No, what I mean is that someone might be interested in the Admiral Kuznetsov specifically, and just want to read about that without reading about this new boat being built or future carriers to be built.
Others might want to talk about potential new aircraft for a new carrier.
The point is that a person can read the title and know what the thread is about... if they want to read about that subject and contribute they can open it... if not then they don't need to read through all those posts in that thread.
Over time if a thread dies or becomes more general then it could be locked or merged but if you have a thread about something that is not discussed for a year do you really think a brand new thread is a good idea or to reuse the old thread with previous discussions still in it.
Obviously raising the dead is a bad thing normally, but keeping lots of dead topics is not that great either.
Anybody interested in Naval aviation will open everyone of the threads I posted.
What if someone is not interested in Russian naval aviation in general... they just want to know what sort of state the Admiral K is in or when it can next be deployed. Or what the future of its air wing is, or what is going to be operating with it in 20 years time. Or they remember a comment about its overhaul schedule but can't remember which thread it might be in... looking through 20 Russian Aviation threads parts 1-20 would take rather more time than looking in the Admiral K thread.
I am not suggesting to combine everything into one giant naval thread, but hey, we have a million threads on this forum... Much bigger/popular forums have a smaller number of threads.
Thank you for giving us your opinion, it is appreciated and noted.
Are other members of the same mind or do you have a different view... please post here your view as that will dictate future actions of the mods.
If everyone agrees we can merge more threads and prescribe broader thread topics so each thread can cover a wider range of subjects within them.
We of course will keep the talking bollocks thread and anti putin rant thread and shift relevant posts into those sections as needed.
Have your say.
For a moment, stop seeing with the eyes of a moderator and look at things from the humble poster's perspective.
Happy to adapt to the members wishes, but I need to be sure it is what everyone thinks is the way they want this forum.
Personally, I am a forum user too and I prefer having more separate topics as it makes it easier for me to find useful old comments and information, but I admit if we broaden the topics then it makes my job easier because if the topics are broader then rants often become less off topic so would more likely remain where they were.
Again... up to you guys... we don't own this forum we just help enforce the rules.