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majus

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Can this thread in the Mac Pro forum be made a Sticky? It will be a valuable resource to everyone with more participation.
MP All Models Mac Pro RAM Compatibility List
 

maflynn

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Its not an active thread, and the number of stuck threads in that forum is rather high. A high count of stuck threads tends to annoy the membership.

I'm not sure it will be helpful in dissuading people asking for help on ram on their macs.
 

majus

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Its not an active thread, and the number of stuck threads in that forum is rather high. A high count of stuck threads tends to annoy the membership.

I'm not sure it will be helpful in dissuading people asking for help on ram on their macs.
Your reasons are specious at best because:
• RAM, along with CPU's and GPU's, is one of the most critical of building blocks for our computers and one that most users have to deal with. Yet it still does not have its own Wiki in MR forums.
• The referenced thread is not an active thread because the forum is so busy with all manner of topics -- including numerous ones wanting answers about RAM -- that it quickly became buried. The post just didn't have a good chance because it was still only a day or so old when I first made the request. An infant Wiki.
• Annoy? Perhaps those who are already expert. If not for the Stuck threads I would have been lost without the excellent technical information provided by members regarding SSD blades and adapters. I would not have known what to search for and even if I did the information would have been so scattered it would take an excess amount of my time to find it. With the thorough information in that Sticky I was able to make a firm decision within a much shorter time.
So you are not sure. Fine, but I am. Members would be better served if the answers they are seeking are up-front and visible rather than posting the same question in multiple new threads.

I get it that some people, perhaps too many, don't read anything and go straight to making a new but repetitive post. Even so, the effort to educate them in the hope it will help them beforehand is still worth it.

Last but not least, are you the final arbiter of what is right or not right? I hope other Mods/Admins will take a moment to read this and maybe respond with their views.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Yes he is; note that I wrote "other Mods"... :)
FWIW, the team debates topics among themselves in the back room, not out here in the public threads. So if any of the other mods show up to post here, they'll be putting on a unified front after having a consensus in the back room, as it should be done.

Aside from that, Mike is correct in his statements on the sticky threads and that is due in large part to his many years of experience here for what works and doesn't work in this regard. You'll find that the other mods will largely, if not unanimously, agree on that.
 
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majus

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FWIW, the team debates topics among themselves in the back room, not out here in the public threads. So if any of the other mods show up to post here, they'll be putting on a unified front after having a consensus in the back room, as it should be done.

Aside from that, Mike is correct in his statements on the sticky threads and that is due in large part to his many years of experience here for what works and doesn't work in this regard. You'll find that the other mods will largely, if not unanimously, agree on that.
OK, thank you for that clarification. It is appreciated.
 
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MisterAndrew

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It looks like people aren't interested to have the RAM information in one place. If the thread remains inactive it's okay with me if it's deleted.
 

annk

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It looks like people aren't interested to have the RAM information in one place. If the thread remains inactive it's okay with me if it's deleted.
It's basically a brand-new thread - give it some time. And there's certainly no reason to delete it.

@majus if you look at how many views and replies the new thread has, and how many views and replies the stickies have, you'll see why it's too soon to make this into a sticky. It looks like a useful thread, and may well be a sticky at some point in the future, but right now I agree with @maflynn's assessment.