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

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by kidwithdimples, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    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.
     
  3. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Having a new thread every month works best and always will. I think it should stay the way it is.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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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.
     
  5. jng macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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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.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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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.
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    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
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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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. ;)
     
  11. monke macrumors 65816

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    Monthly.

    Having a thread that's 500+ pages long gets annoying. You can't find what you're looking for.
     
  12. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  13. emw macrumors G4

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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.
     
  14. joepunk macrumors 68030

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  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't change my desktop every month, Am I supposed too.:confused::rolleyes:
     
  16. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Fixed that for you.:p:cool:
     
  18. emw macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  19. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    AI probably already has one :D
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    They should have their own separate forum along with the setup threads, so I can block them from my New Posts.
     
  21. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay cool.

    I respect everyone's opinion. :)

    Let it be monthly then :D
     
  22. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    That's not a bad idea actually. My hand goes up for that :)
     
  23. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    So, to summarize this thread:

    1) Shut up
    2) No more vehicle pictures

    :p
     
  24. monke macrumors 65816

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    I just figured having to moderate mad jew was entertaining enough. ;)
     

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