Originally Posted by Mr Twisty
Think of it like this... Historically, a question would be asked and all the replies would be in that one small file. New question, new file. Search pulls up a specific small file (usually).
Now, imagine most questions being asked are stored in one HUGE file..... some new kid comes in and asks, "What's the best CAI for my car?" You proceed to rip him a new one because you've already answered that question a million times. He leaves and never comes back because "Those C5 people are punks!"
Forums have a specific organization for ease of use for anyone, not just a certain clique. And that's what you want, a clique thread... not a good idea.
Bullshite threads belong in off-topic, information threads belong in their most appropriate area.
No, it's not a clique thread. The men's lounge and PWA is a clique thread. You never see new people in there, it's always the same guys. As we've previously stated, people would ask a question, we would answer it, and then they would stay and chat until someone else asked a question. We were constantly talking with new people in there. Hence why it doesn't fit the definition of a clique "persons who interact with each other more regularly and intensely than others in the same setting".