I would like to see a max number of post to a thread. Say 100. This way we do not end up with Black Holes that LJ’s have. Therefore I suggest that you guys limit the number of post to a certain thread to say 100. After that it could be cut up into satellites or dropped.
Lets be creative. After 100 post it gets old.
Reasonable limit could be a good idea, but it brings lot of questions.
How much is the “reasonable limit”? What If someone would like to ask something related to that topic that wasn’t answers yet? What If someone posts a comment and the author of the thread won’t be able to answer because of the limit….etc.
Right now there is no need to set the limit, since we don’t have a post with more than 100 comments. We’ll see how it goes and once there are more posts with lot of comments, we can reconsider this.
The inaugural several months of 3W is spot-on for me. The maturity and diversity of the comments is what I’m looking for: if this continues, the posts will remain self-limiting.
Having said this, IMO many of LJ’s black-holes are due to members using it as web portal to their own stuff, or their own specialized topic. With some luck and guidance from the members, this site will continue to be valuable.
As this site grows the number of posts will need to grow as well. It would be difficult to draw a line in the sand. Could the author delete the thread when he gets the info he or she is looking for? Or simply decides it’s time to end the thread?
Deleting a thread is a bit extreme. I have perused old threads on LJ’s and found good information. I understand the desire for a limit. It is hard to jump into a thread that is months old and meanders off the original topic.