This is a very serious issue that I have been complaining about a few times.
Having too many threads does not make a forum richer.
It just makes it harder and less user-friendly for members to navigate through.
It is very time-consuming and utterly silly to have to open 21 threads just to read one or two posts from each thread.
Here are examples:
-Do we need a thread about relations of Russia with X country, and also with Y country and also with Z country etc. etc. ?With time we will have about two hundred separate threads just about Russia relations with....
-Do we need a separate thread for MSTA and another one for Koalitsya and another one for Russian artillery systems?
-Do we need a thread about status about Russia navy, and another one for submarine force, and another one for naval systems and a separate one for anti ship missiles and on and on?
-Do we need a thread about economic news and another one about Russia's economy and its dependence on energy and a couple of other ones?
- Do we need a Situation in Ukraine thread, a Novorossiya thread, a Novorossiya armed forces thread, a Crimea thread, a Novorossiya multimedia thread ...?
The two famous historic Russian questions are:
Кто виноват? Who to blame?
Что делать? What to do?
In my opinion, we are all at fault for letting this happen. Mods included.
-We should be resisting the urge to start new when it is not absolutely necessary. I know, I know ... I myself opened this new thread to discuss this matter.
-Before opening a new thread, we should be looking at using existing ones.
-Experience with many forums tells me that what makes a forum successful is just a handful of very popular threads. In our case we have the Russian photos/videos thread, the navy status thread, the situation in Ukraine thread and a couple of others. Let us use these as much as possible.
I kindly ask our beloved Mods to be more attentive to this issue that is going out of control (specially since the number of members is growing fast). In my humble opinion:
-Old and unnecessary threads should be closed
-Whenever possible, two similar threads should be merged
-Members (and Mods) who open too many threads should be politely reminded
I have said what I wanted to say. I ask fellow members to chime in and voice their opinions about this matter.
I am heading to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) and will be off-line for a few days.
By the way it rumored here that the Armenian Army will be getting PANTSIR gun/missile air defense systems along with the ISKANDER systems.