>Would make it incredibly easy to slide new threads
We're not allowed to have new threads. That's where new thread limits come in. A board like /k/ doesn't need to allow more than like 2 threads per hour at our current speed. I don't understand concern over thread-sliding anyways since a new one can be made lickety-split, but then I lean towards "it couldn't have been that important anyways if it wasn't archived" school of thought. Anons will lie through their teeth regardless of what the archive shows.
>and lead to fast-paced zero effort discussions
I disagree mostly for the same reason >>58916
does. Pic related.
Lightning Bolt means the thread has functionally served its purpose and nothing of value would be lost if it disappeared and a new one was made.
Brown octagon means the thread is on life support and in serious need of a new thread/updated thread.
Purple heart means the thread has a purpose, but anon would not even notice or would just make a new one if it organically fell off.
That leaves 16 functional threads (2 pages), 22 threads that could have activity (3 pages), and 42 threads potentially worth keeping around. E.G. "slightly less than 5 pages."
>People are actively using some of those!
And they would actively use a new thread or make a new thread when they want to discuss those. Most of those haven't seen the light of day in months and are only now getting activity because that one faggot was knocking the whole board out-of-order. There may be some disagreements on a handful of those threads but it still comes out to roughly 5 pages.