"Post Your Desktop" Threads - Monthly or One Big One?

kidwithdimples

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Jun 17, 2007
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Hi,

I think it's a waste of time and thread to create a new one for every month. Don't you think it's better to have just one thread for all the screenshots? Just like how you have "Post your mac setups" - I am sure you don't want "Post your mac setup for August" or so on.
 

xUKHCx

Administrator emeritus
Jan 15, 2006
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The Kop
I quite like the current method, if the mods want just one single thread they could've easily (and still can) combined them all into one with the need to create a new thread.
 

emw

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Aug 2, 2004
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Don't you think it's better to have just one thread for all the screenshots?
I'm assuming you mean desktops specifically, and no, I think the monthly threads work well enough. Aside from being a time-honored tradition, it also avoids a thread that's 50,000 posts long.
 

jng

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Apr 6, 2007
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I'm assuming you mean desktops specifically, and no, I think the monthly threads work well enough. Aside from being a time-honored tradition, it also avoids a thread that's 50,000 posts long.
Agreed.
Can someone close or wasteland this thread? Or maybe move it to Feedback under a different thread title, since it really was a request.
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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I've moved this to the feedback forum for discussion and removed the posted screenshot. If we're going to change a long-standing tradition, let's discuss it first.

And, for the record, I prefer the monthly threads.
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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the beauty of the monthly threads is that the links are up to date for the most part and they're not a huge thing to plow through. i can keep up with them because if i don't check it for a week or so i know where to start from. whereas a huge thread would just be rather unstoppable. and a mess to sort though imo.
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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the beauty of the monthly threads is that the links are up to date for the most part and they're not a huge thing to plow through. i can keep up with them because if i don't check it for a week or so i know where to start from. whereas a huge thread would just be rather unstoppable. and a mess to sort though imo.
http://upc.*************/uploads/smilies/yeahthat.gif

Besides, what is this "waste of thread" thing? It's not like we don't have them to spare. http://upc.*************/uploads/gifs/newthreadcat.gif
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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It would be no fun without the enjoyment of slapping down those who try to sneakily start a monthly thread a day or two early. For that reason alone, they have to stay monthly, if only to keep the mods entertained. ;)
 

monke

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May 30, 2005
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Monthly.

Having a thread that's 500+ pages long gets annoying. You can't find what you're looking for.
 

Osarkon

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Aug 30, 2006
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Definitely a monthly thread. I look forward to them and it's always interesting to see new wallpapers which are easy to keep track of.
 

emw

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Aug 2, 2004
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I think we should do it by member as opposed to month, because frankly, some users consistently have crappy desktops with guys or cars on them or something.

I want to be able to quickly identify the threads that will have mostly naked chicks or perhaps Star Trek desktops in them. Cats are alright, too, I suppose.
 

FJ218700

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Mar 8, 2007
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Blue Dot, Red State
I think we should do it by member as opposed to month, because frankly, some users consistently have crappy desktops with guys or cars on them or something.

I want to be able to quickly identify the threads that will have mostly naked chicks or perhaps Star Trek desktops in them. Cats are alright, too, I suppose.
I vote for making three categories for the desktop pictures

1. Chicks (monthly)

2. Star Trek (monthly)

3. Other (continuous)

:D
 

emw

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Aug 2, 2004
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I vote for making three categories for the desktop pictures

1. Chicks (monthly)

2. Star Trek (monthly)

3. Other (continuous)

:D
To be fair to other preferences, we should also have a "Dudes" thread as well. Preferably in a separate subforum, though, so I can easily ignore it in Forum Spy.
 

MrSmith

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Nov 27, 2003
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So, to summarize this thread:

1) Shut up
2) No more vehicle pictures

:p
 

monke

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May 30, 2005
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It would be no fun without the enjoyment of slapping down those who try to sneakily start a monthly thread a day or two early. For that reason alone, they have to stay monthly, if only to keep the mods entertained. ;)
I just figured having to moderate mad jew was entertaining enough. ;)