World Cup Forum

lexus

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This is just an idea but would it not be a good idea to make a specific World Cup forum. One where soecific games etc can be discussed. I think this is a good idea rather than having one huge thread about the world cup. After it is over you can delete it.

Just a thought
 

Doctor Q

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Thanks for the suggestion, lexus. I think it makes sense to keep the forum organization as it is, for a few reasons:

We've avoided favoring particular events or topics in Community Discussion (sports, cars, etc.) because they aren't the focus of the site.

We'd rather not delete threads just because an event is over, because nobody likes to see their posts disappear and some discussions are interesting to read even after the fact.

Having a few long threads shouldn't really be a problem for real-time discussions. We have threads for TV shows that have that same type of long-running conversation, and the Tour de France threads each year, and the occasional Olympics threads, have been popular and successful without their own subforums.

The flipside, which I assume is part of what led you to suggest this, is that with a specific subforum there could be many World Cup threads going at once, about different aspects of the games, without them becoming lost among other Community Discussion threads.

That's my first reaction, but mine isn't the only opinion that maters, so others with thoughts about this should speak up too.
 

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When the forums were reorganized a thought was to have an entertainment and sports forum. It was decided that fitting it into the community forums was best. Having one long World Cup thread would be a lot simpler then a dedicated forum that could cause more confusion as well as more clutter that would only last a short time.
 

FocusAndEarnIt

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I agree with 'Q. If we were to make a ton of sub-forums, it'd get too messy and.. cluttered, and again, this place isn't sports/other stuff focused - pretty much Apple is. But I'm not saying we can't talk about the other stuff in the community discussions, but, we don't want to take off the focus of Apple.

Good suggestion, though. :)
 

lexus

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Doctor Q said:
Thanks for the suggestion, lexus. I think it makes sense to keep the forum organization as it is, for a few reasons:

We've avoided favoring particular events or topics in Community Discussion (sports, cars, etc.) because they aren't the focus of the site.

We'd rather not delete threads just because an event is over, because nobody likes to see their posts disappear and some discussions are interesting to read even after the fact.

Having a few long threads shouldn't really be a problem for real-time discussions. We have threads for TV shows that have that same type of long-running conversation, and the Tour de France threads each year, and the occasional Olympics threads, have been popular and successful without their own subforums.

The flipside, which I assume is part of what led you to suggest this, is that with a specific subforum there could be many World Cup threads going at once, about different aspects of the games, without them becoming lost among other Community Discussion threads.

That's my first reaction, but mine isn't the only opinion that maters, so others with thoughts about this should speak up too.
Ok that is a valid argument, any one else have an opinion?

(I find it irritating reading through really long threads like the lost thread.)
 

MacNut

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lexus said:
Ok that is a valid argument, any one else have an opinion?

(I find it irritating reading through really long threads like the lost thread.)
That has been a complaint with long threads but if you are interested in the topic you will stay with it and keep up to date with the discussion.
 

lexus

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MacNut said:
That has been a complaint with long threads but if you are interested in the topic you will stay with it and keep up to date with the discussion.
For example got into Lost in march, I could not be bothered to read more than 2000 posts to get to where they were now, this is just my general opinion.
 

Kwyjibo

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I think its already getting enough great treatment to be honest ... during the NCAA tournament we don't get our thread stickied ... and the baseball thread is a longer and stronger one so far ...
 

Doctor Q

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This is a forum for people interested in Apple products/news/rumors, and some of the members here happen to be soccer fans too.

I wonder, is there a forum site somewhere that focuses on soccer discussions, but where Mac users might be found discussing Apple products in a Community Discussion area?
 

emw

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I agree with Doctor Q on this as well. It is fairly simple to create a thread or two on World Cup stuff, then they will naturally fade into oblivion once the event is over.

Creating sub-forums for every large event or important circumstance du jour will result in clutter and confusion. And deleting them after the event isn't any better, because it's nice to have the history that old threads provide.
 

Applespider

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Nah... a World Cup sticky thread is more than enough. You can search for the 'last unread' etc There's a fairly large proportion of the board who the World Cup will pass by - whether for nationality or for just lack of interest in soccer.

If you really want to talk about it in more detail, I'd agree that you should find a soccer message board. Not least since you'll probably get more and likely better informed discussion that you will on a primarily computer board.