>May I ask why that thread asking why people don't just begome ordodogs got merged into the slapfight thread? There was no slapfighting in it. OP asked the question very politely and he got polite responses. The thread also had merit as an independent thread since it asked a question that affects all of us in a very practical way (When do you go to another church and when do you stay where you are?). I can't imagine there are many anons here who haven't at least thought about it at some point so it's worth discussing.
By the end of his post it devolved into "i hate nonorthodox" rambling and stopped being coherent. It's as if he didn't even try to make a thread that would create good discussion and just wanted to rant about his faith. Although looking back through the catalog it should've been merged with the Orthodox thread instead, I apologize.
>More generally, what is the point of this policy of merging every thread that pops up into another thread? It's been going on for months now and all it's done is hide interesting topics by burying them somewhere you can't find them (doing this doesn't bump the receiving thread) and cluttering the QTDDTOT thread with obvious bait posts that really should just get deleted.
Good threads are ones that encourage wider discussion that will go on for just more than a few posts. There are still some questions worth asking that don't need their own thread, that's what QTDDTOT is for. As for threads not being bumped after merging that's Lynxchan's fault, I'll make sure to bump it myself after merging posts.
>This board is nowhere near fast enough to warrant saving spots on the catalogue for old threads so I think this merging business can be done away with.
There are still old threads that people may want to go back and read, and every time a one-liner thread is made it bumps the last one off the catalog, and it can never come back from that. While I encourage users to use tools like Wayback and archive.today to save threads they like they shouldn't be expected or compelled to do so.
>It used to be applied to low effort, one line threads but now it's applied to practically any new thread that asks a direct question instead of being a general.
Because the majority of threads that are made are simple one-liners that don't need a thread. There are plenty of new threads being made that have encouraged wider discussion. Most of them simply don't need their own thread.
I will try to be more liberal with threads going forward and seeing if it encourages wider discussion, since that's not really my decision to make. I do ask that some effort be put into them however.