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DaFace
08-14-2017, 11:31 AM
Hey ChiefsPlanet. Can we all agree that, at least at some level, megathreads suck? I mean, if you want to have a megathread in the media center to talk about a TV show, a megathread about a sports team/league other than the Chiefs, etc., that's just fine.

But about Chiefs discussion? A vast majority of the time, those quickly turn into a shit slinging contest from a handful of opinionated posters. A lot of people just avoid them for that reason, yet people feel like they can't post a thread about a topic that was already buried in some sort of megathread because people will just bitch at them for the "repost". It's one of the most frequent complaints we hear from people who aren't on here all the time - it's just hard to keep up in that format. Hell, I'm theoretically on the leadership team around here, and I find myself pretty much just going to Arrowhead Pride or the Star for my Chiefs news and coming here almost out of habit.

The problem is that it's hard to really set "rules" in place that wouldn't feel obnoxious. No threads above 500 posts? That would kill game threads and all of the "legit" megathreads out there. No megathreads on Chiefs topics? Well, what's your definition there?

Until we can come up with a better idea, can we all just agree to try and collectively encourage people to post individual threads on Chiefs topics? That could mean:
If someone posts a thread, and particularly if they take the time to format an article from a different source so that it can be easily read here, say thanks. Give people positive rep. It takes effort (and a tiny bit of thick skin) to post a thread around here, so we should try and appreciate the time it takes.
If there's a thread that is about news that hasn't had its own thread already posted, it's NOT A REPOST. If a mod is having a bad day, we might even boot you from the thread if you gripe at people for a "repost" that is buried in a megathread. And, megathread haters, feel free to discourage this kind of thing in whatever fashion you feel personally suits the situation.
Try not to feel like a Chiefs topic isn't important enough for a thread. I would have loved to have a daily discussion thread on training camp to be able to hear about which scrubs look promising and which should hit the road. Is that in the megathread somewhere? Probably. But I'd have to wade through hundreds of penbrook posts to find it. And no one should have to do that.
If someone posts an ACTUAL repost (where there's another thread specifically on that topic), give them the benefit of the doubt, and try not to be an ass about it. Report the thread to the mods if it bothers you, and we can merge the threads together.

There's a balance somewhere beyond which the whole place would be filled with shit threads and reposts, but we're so far away from that that it's hard to imagine we'd go too far any time soon. So...post more threads, you fucking assholes. And if someone gives you shit about it, tell them the mods tell them to fuck off.

Rasputin
08-14-2017, 11:37 AM
I like the Training Camp mega thread with the Tweeter feeder.

Eleazar
08-14-2017, 11:38 AM
Megathreads suck and they should all be destroyed.

Direckshun
08-14-2017, 11:49 AM
My proposition:

Megathreads make sense for niche discussions -- Mizzou basketball, cooking tips, luv's romantic life, etc.

For Chiefs discussion, there should not be megathreads. Every article that is posted about training camp deserves its own thread (most days).

Rain Man
08-14-2017, 11:50 AM
I generally stay out of megathreads, because I don't know what to look for. I like threads where the headline matches the content. Maybe it goes back to all of those standardized tests where you have to pick the headline that matches the article.

Rain Man
08-14-2017, 11:50 AM
My proposition:

Megathreads make sense for niche discussions -- Mizzou basketball, cooking tips, luv's romantic life, etc.

For Chiefs discussion, there should not be megathreads. Every article that is posted about training camp deserves its own thread (most days).

This is an idea that is brilliant in its simplicity.

DaFace
08-14-2017, 11:51 AM
My proposition:

Megathreads make sense for niche discussions -- Mizzou basketball, cooking tips, luv's romantic life, etc.

For Chiefs discussion, there should not be megathreads. Every article that is posted about training camp deserves its own thread (most days).In most cases, I agree. I'm a bit torn on stuff like the Alex sucks thread, though. It's nice to confine that kind of bullshit to one place.

Bugeater
08-14-2017, 11:52 AM
It would also be nice to find a way to confine penbrook's bullshit to one place as well.

Tribal Warfare
08-14-2017, 11:55 AM
You want is ironic this may become a megathread

The Franchise
08-14-2017, 11:56 AM
In most cases, I agree. I'm a bit torn on stuff like the Alex sucks thread, though. It's nice to confine that kind of bullshit to one place.

https://m.popkey.co/2b932f/Wx16e.gif

Detoxing
08-14-2017, 11:58 AM
Hey ChiefsPlanet. Can we all agree that, at least at some level, megathreads suck?

No.

I like Megathreads. I keep up with the ones im interested in everyday. I like having consolidated information.

With that said, anything newsworthy should be made into a separate thread and should not referred to as a Q just because it was posted in a Megathread. No reason we can't have both.

BlackHelicopters
08-14-2017, 11:59 AM
True words, Face.

The Franchise
08-14-2017, 12:00 PM
No.

I like Megathreads. I keep up with the ones im interested in everyday. I like having consolidated information.

With that said, anything newsworthy should be made into a separate thread and should not referred to as a Q just because it was posted in a Megathread. No reason we can't have both.

This.

Detoxing
08-14-2017, 12:00 PM
Until we can come up with a better idea, can we all just agree to try and collectively encourage people to post individual threads on Chiefs topics? That could mean:
If someone posts a thread, and particularly if they take the time to format an article from a different source so that it can be easily read here, say thanks. Give people positive rep. It takes effort (and a tiny bit of thick skin) to post a thread around here, so we should try and appreciate the time it takes.
If there's a thread that is about news that hasn't had its own thread already posted, it's NOT A REPOST. If a mod is having a bad day, we might even boot you from the thread if you gripe at people for a "repost" that is buried in a megathread. And, megathread haters, feel free to discourage this kind of thing in whatever fashion you feel personally suits the situation.
Try not to feel like a Chiefs topic isn't important enough for a thread. I would have loved to have a daily discussion thread on training camp to be able to hear about which scrubs look promising and which should hit the road. Is that in the megathread somewhere? Probably. But I'd have to wade through hundreds of penbrook posts to find it. And no one should have to do that.
If someone posts an ACTUAL repost (where there's another thread specifically on that topic), give them the benefit of the doubt, and try not to be an ass about it. Report the thread to the mods if it bothers you, and we can merge the threads together.

There's a balance somewhere beyond which the whole place would be filled with shit threads and reposts, but we're so far away from that that it's hard to imagine we'd go too far any time soon. So...post more threads, you ****ing assholes. And if someone gives you shit about it, tell them the mods tell them to **** off.

This can all be done and still have megathreads. People just need to stop being the Q police just because they read it in a Megathread first.

Frosty
08-14-2017, 12:20 PM
No.

I like Megathreads. I keep up with the ones im interested in everyday. I like having consolidated information.

With that said, anything newsworthy should be made into a separate thread and should not referred to as a Q just because it was posted in a Megathread. No reason we can't have both.

This

What DaFace is asking for (more threads, fewer megathreads) won't really work because of the way CP is currently formatted, imo. Relevant threads will quickly drop off the first page amongst all of the poop threads. If off topic threads were kept in their own subforum, then it would work. If not, then it easier to find new info in the megathreads.

As it stands, tighter moderation against off topic BS in the megathreads and relaxation of the Q Police would go a long way in making the current situation better.

BlackHelicopters
08-14-2017, 12:22 PM
There is a balance between two worlds
One with an arrow and a cross
Regardless of the balance
Life has become cumbersome

Buehler445
08-14-2017, 12:22 PM
I'd agree. I was excited for TC. TC megathread starts. The first day I get home from work and there is 300 posts. I've got no shot at that. But consider if the following threads were available on the first day

1. Alex is kicking ass. (I'm not touching this. Fuck)
2. Injury report. (Worth reading. At least OP)
3. Berrys leadership role (maybe if I've got the time)
4. Interview with Mahomes about learning the offense (this looks good)
5. Peters is good (yeah. I've got that one)
6. Hill is fast (not news)

So if there are 50 posts in each I can read #4 and the posts and read the OP on injuries and I'm reading 51 posts not 300. And we all know the distribution wouldn't be even. *cough*ALEX*cough*

Eleazar
08-14-2017, 12:29 PM
In most cases, I agree. I'm a bit torn on stuff like the Alex sucks thread, though. It's nice to confine that kind of bullshit to one place.

Alex Sucks should go to Romper

jjchieffan
08-14-2017, 12:32 PM
Funny thing is, this thread will likely become a megathread as well. And that's good. All of the discussion of this topic should go in this thread.

Tribal Warfare
08-14-2017, 12:35 PM
Funny thing is, this thread will likely become a megathread as well. And that's good. All of the discussion of this topic should go in this thread.

You want is ironic this may become a megathread

REPOST ROFL LMAO :D

Pawnmower
08-14-2017, 12:36 PM
I absolutely agree..megathreads suck...

And the people trying to enforce megathreads and "Q' police who get mad if you post something thats buried in a megathread also suck.

megathreads = crap

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jw2scq5RRB0/Vc4PEozjnyI/AAAAAAAAVio/xxrJtFMmi7k/s1600/FunMeter.gif

RippedmyFlesh
08-14-2017, 12:38 PM
Maybe this is too simplistic but I believe every article about the chiefs warrants it's own thread. I would much rather go to main page and see 8 individual threads about 8 stories than see them buried in one thread. But if they were in both megathreads and individual threads I wouldn't mind in the least.

BlackHelicopters
08-14-2017, 12:40 PM
Interesting and common sense approach.

Rasputin
08-14-2017, 12:45 PM
No.

I like Megathreads. I keep up with the ones im interested in everyday. I like having consolidated information.

With that said, anything newsworthy should be made into a separate thread and should not referred to as a Q just because it was posted in a Megathread. No reason we can't have both.

This. Training Camp thread rocks. Is every pass thrown going start a new thread otherwise?

Pawnmower
08-14-2017, 12:54 PM
This. Training Camp thread rocks. Is every pass thrown going start a new thread otherwise?

there has to be something in between making a new thread for every pass

and

burying a whole bunch of thread worthy items inside a mega thread



My idea would be to start a new thread for most chief related things, and then if someone WANTS to have a mega thread...they post a LINK inside the mega thread to the apporiate topic. That way both sides can be happy....the mega thread becomes like the reference manual or wiki with very useful info and links to other threads...and if someone wants to take the time to look through a huge megathread , they can...meanwhile if a topic is important it will get posts..if not it will die...but could be found via a link in the megathread..

Non chiefs stuff, I'm fine with megathreads because shit like cooking and wrestling and even royals crap I dont want to see anyway

RippedmyFlesh
08-14-2017, 12:56 PM
This. Training Camp thread rocks. Is every pass thrown going start a new thread otherwise?

I understand but maybe having individual daily TC threads in conjunction with the megathread. Beautiful Mahomes throws could be both places with no one being all repost police about it.

keg in kc
08-14-2017, 01:12 PM
Megathreads dealing with the team completely suck for those of us who can't spend a lot of time here. I'd rather scroll through pages of thread titles looking for interesting things then try to scroll through a thousand posts in a megathread, many or most of which have nothing to do with the subject in the header (like the training camp thread...). I just don't have time to try and keep up with weeks-long ongoing discussion, and I don't really care all that much what most of the usual suspects have to say in terms of the off-topic bullshit.

Eleazar
08-14-2017, 01:33 PM
I don't think anything Chiefs-related should be a megathread. It is too hard to wade through the mountains of pap in order to find useful bits of information.

If megathreads should ever exist, which they shouldn't, it should be for off-topic discussions which are of interest only to a few people.

MMXcalibur
08-14-2017, 01:34 PM
A-fucking-men.

No megathreads for Chiefs related items. I get the majority of my Chiefs news from the topic titles in The Lounge and it lets me pick and choose on what areas I want more opinions on.

I'd rather have that choice then be funneled into one Training Camp megathread topic where Dane and Clay are going back-and-forth about who has the bigger micropenis (I assume that's what is going on in the thread, I haven't checked the Training Camp megathread in ages).

eDave
08-14-2017, 01:34 PM
Megathreads are extremely susceptible to derailings.

The Franchise
08-14-2017, 01:37 PM
Megathreads are extremely susceptible to derailings.

Every thread is.

DaFace
08-14-2017, 01:48 PM
Every thread is.But that's the whole point. If a megathread is derailed, all discussion basically stops. If one of 5 threads on individual topics is derailed, the others are fine.

oldman
08-14-2017, 02:07 PM
I don't like megathreads on Chief related subjects. While I do have the time to wade through pages of pro-Alex vs. anti-Alex (the beauty of retirement), I don't want to.

JakeLV
08-14-2017, 02:10 PM
Can we rename this thread the *****Megathread Megathread*****?

SAUTO
08-14-2017, 02:40 PM
REPOST ROFL LMAO :D

thread ban.

SAUTO
08-14-2017, 02:41 PM
too soon?

saphojunkie
08-14-2017, 03:07 PM
Dude, I feel you want individual threads, then start them. Think of mega threads as a dumping ground for potential individual thread info.

saphojunkie
08-14-2017, 03:09 PM
I made the training camp megathread, because daily threads don't work. I suggested weekly threads though. Mods can close the thread and I will start a new one with the twitter feed.

I also explicitly said it was a repository for info and individual threads can and should be pulled from info inside the mega.

scho63
08-14-2017, 04:16 PM
I hate long posts much more than a mega thread, especially if it's the OP.

Several of our members, particularly in DC are posting copies of "War and Peace" every time they are trying to make a point. Mayb e they think they are being judged by how many words they can post.

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO WRAP SPOILER TAGS AROUND LONG ARTICLES?!?!?
Bring back some rules on this!

BigRedChief
08-14-2017, 05:38 PM
My proposition:

Megathreads make sense for niche discussions -- Mizzou basketball, cooking tips, luv's romantic life, etc.

For Chiefs discussion, there should not be megathreads. Every article that is posted about training camp deserves its own thread (most days).I like this idea. Megathreads are needed for non Chiefs stuff like the Cardinals and gear-head threads but the Chiefs info and discussion shouldn't be in a mega-thread.

eDave
08-14-2017, 05:49 PM
I made the training camp megathread, because daily threads don't work. I suggested weekly threads though. Mods can close the thread and I will start a new one with the twitter feed.

I also explicitly said it was a repository for info and individual threads can and should be pulled from info inside the mega.

Perhaps break them down by QB, O, D, RB's, Receivers, etc. I can't make my way through you training camp one sometimes as is and I think there is a lot of info that is missed and not even posted.

patteeu
08-14-2017, 05:54 PM
But that's the whole point. If a megathread is derailed, all discussion basically stops. If one of 5 threads on individual topics is derailed, the others are fine.

And, if the megathread derails, you have to wade through the derailment until the next actual news shows up. If each Chiefs news item gets it's own thread, you can catch all the news and the relevant posts that appear early in the thread and just bail when the derailment happens.

Kudos to you guys for recognizing this problem and for trying to avoid being heavy handed with a solution. If a voluntary approach doesn't work though, take a poll asking whether we like or dislike megathreads and perma ban everyone who says they like them. :)

BucEyedPea
08-14-2017, 05:54 PM
I swear I will never start a Chiefs mega thread and scream repost when there's a separate Chiefs thread on another topic.

So it's all A-Okay with me.

patteeu
08-14-2017, 05:55 PM
I made the training camp megathread, because daily threads don't work. I suggested weekly threads though. Mods can close the thread and I will start a new one with the twitter feed.

I also explicitly said it was a repository for info and individual threads can and should be pulled from info inside the mega.

Ban saphojunkie to make an example of him. :)

tk13
08-14-2017, 06:11 PM
I still don't even think there should be a DraftPlanet forum. All Chiefs stuff should be open game in the main forum.

DaFace
08-14-2017, 06:13 PM
I still don't even think there should be a DraftPlanet forum. All Chiefs stuff should be open game in the main forum.

I do agree, but I've given up on that battle long ago.

Spott
08-14-2017, 06:13 PM
I still don't even think there should be a DraftPlanet forum. All Chiefs stuff should be open game in the main forum.

I agree with that. With all the other stuff we have on the main page, it seems silly that there is another board just to talk about the draft.

JoeyChuckles
08-14-2017, 06:17 PM
What if megathreads could automatically take you back to the last post you read?

I have no idea if that's feasible and don't even like megathreads, just asking the question.

SAUTO
08-14-2017, 06:19 PM
What if megathreads could automatically take you back to the last post you read?

I have no idea if that's feasible and don't even like megathreads, just asking the question.

What? Do you even internet?

The little red thing on the thread does just that

jjchieffan
08-14-2017, 06:19 PM
Do you think that there could be a poop megathread? That way, I could just put it on ignore and never have to see another one. Personally, i think they belong in the romper room. But I'm doubtful that will ever happen.

JoeyChuckles
08-14-2017, 06:22 PM
What? Do you even internet?

The little red thing on the thread does just that

I had no idea that existed until just now. Do you know how much time you've saved me?

lewdog
08-14-2017, 06:28 PM
It would be easier to know what Mega threads are about if Tags were brought back.

Bugeater
08-14-2017, 06:33 PM
I had no idea that existed until just now. Do you know how much time you've saved me?
Fucking n00bs. ROFL

Don't you know that the first thing you do when you're at someplace new is click on every thing in sight?

SAUTO
08-14-2017, 06:34 PM
I had no idea that existed until just now. Do you know how much time you've saved me?

Holy shit man...ROFL

Your experience here just got much better.

SAUTO
08-14-2017, 06:35 PM
Fucking n00bs. ROFL

Don't you know that the first thing you do when you're at someplace new is click on every thing in sight?

I didn't know for a minute. in fact it might've been you that told me about it years ago.

Bugeater
08-14-2017, 06:36 PM
I still don't even think there should be a DraftPlanet forum. All Chiefs stuff should be open game in the main forum.
If it's Chiefs draft related, yes it should be. But I don't think all their mock drafts and threads about players the Chiefs have no chance of drafting need to be cluttering up the lounge.

patteeu
08-14-2017, 06:40 PM
I had no idea that existed until just now. Do you know how much time you've saved me?

Have you ever clicked on User CP (up near the top left of your page)?

jjchieffan
08-14-2017, 06:49 PM
I had no idea that existed until just now. Do you know how much time you've saved me?

Wow! 7 years not knowing that. It's a nice feature. Sucks that you've not known all this time.

eDave
08-14-2017, 07:05 PM
Wait. What's this about a red button?

Buehler445
08-14-2017, 07:37 PM
Wait. What's this about a red button?

I know you're joking, but for any other n00bs,


If you roll over this http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gifbutton it says "first new post" If you click it it will take you to the first unread post. You are welcome.

wazu
08-14-2017, 07:41 PM
I completely support this movement.

JoeyChuckles
08-14-2017, 07:48 PM
Fucking n00bs. ROFL

Don't you know that the first thing you do when you're at someplace new is click on every thing in sight?

Someday I'll tell this story to those asking what Chiefsplanet was like back in 2017.

RealSNR
08-14-2017, 09:19 PM
Hey ChiefsPlanet. Can we all agree that, at least at some level, megathreads suck? I mean, if you want to have a megathread in the media center to talk about a TV show, a megathread about a sports team/league other than the Chiefs, etc., that's just fine.

But about Chiefs discussion? A vast majority of the time, those quickly turn into a shit slinging contest from a handful of opinionated posters. A lot of people just avoid them for that reason, yet people feel like they can't post a thread about a topic that was already buried in some sort of megathread because people will just bitch at them for the "repost". It's one of the most frequent complaints we hear from people who aren't on here all the time - it's just hard to keep up in that format. Hell, I'm theoretically on the leadership team around here, and I find myself pretty much just going to Arrowhead Pride or the Star for my Chiefs news and coming here almost out of habit.

The problem is that it's hard to really set "rules" in place that wouldn't feel obnoxious. No threads above 500 posts? That would kill game threads and all of the "legit" megathreads out there. No megathreads on Chiefs topics? Well, what's your definition there?

Until we can come up with a better idea, can we all just agree to try and collectively encourage people to post individual threads on Chiefs topics? That could mean:
If someone posts a thread, and particularly if they take the time to format an article from a different source so that it can be easily read here, say thanks. Give people positive rep. It takes effort (and a tiny bit of thick skin) to post a thread around here, so we should try and appreciate the time it takes.
If there's a thread that is about news that hasn't had its own thread already posted, it's NOT A REPOST. If a mod is having a bad day, we might even boot you from the thread if you gripe at people for a "repost" that is buried in a megathread. And, megathread haters, feel free to discourage this kind of thing in whatever fashion you feel personally suits the situation.
Try not to feel like a Chiefs topic isn't important enough for a thread. I would have loved to have a daily discussion thread on training camp to be able to hear about which scrubs look promising and which should hit the road. Is that in the megathread somewhere? Probably. But I'd have to wade through hundreds of penbrook posts to find it. And no one should have to do that.
If someone posts an ACTUAL repost (where there's another thread specifically on that topic), give them the benefit of the doubt, and try not to be an ass about it. Report the thread to the mods if it bothers you, and we can merge the threads together.

There's a balance somewhere beyond which the whole place would be filled with shit threads and reposts, but we're so far away from that that it's hard to imagine we'd go too far any time soon. So...post more threads, you fucking assholes. And if someone gives you shit about it, tell them the mods tell them to fuck off.

Repost.

lewdog
08-14-2017, 09:20 PM
I know you're joking, but for any other n00bs,


If you roll over this http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gifbutton it says "first new post" If you click it it will take you to the first unread post. You are welcome.

Honestly, I don't know this either.

EDIT: Wow, found it. I had no fucking idea.

This. Changes. Everything.

Buehler445
08-14-2017, 09:22 PM
Seriously? It's before the thread title on the main page.

RealSNR
08-14-2017, 09:24 PM
Speaking specifically about the training camp megathread...

Back when UW-River Falls posted those online practice summaries, the details of all the practices were available right in a nice neat little article. Somebody would just post that article in its own thread, and the training camp discussion was effectively thorough and vigorous. It was nice. Now everybody has twitter and updates and items from the practices are scattered all over the place.

I think if somebody wanted to take the responsibility, it'd be cool to have a designated daily training camp thread starter. Each practice could be discussed, and if the topic got off-course into a burning train wreck, the next day's thread would give the football talk a nice enema and all the shit would be cleaned out, ready to be dissected to death the next day.

The only problem is finding the info. The TC twitter feed that Dante84 set up is kind of nice, so we need to find some way of easily copy/pasting from one thread to the next.

RealSNR
08-14-2017, 09:25 PM
There's the Pat Mahomes megathread as well. I don't know what to do about that, other than euthanize it.

hometeam
08-14-2017, 09:28 PM
im a megathread whore

Frazod
08-14-2017, 10:05 PM
We need to turn this into a megathread!

Let's do this! :rockon:

Buehler445
08-14-2017, 10:15 PM
There's the Pat Mahomes megathread as well. I don't know what to do about that, other than euthanize it.

What's even in there? I haven't been in there since the draft. I figure it's Tiger vs. the world.

Hog's Gone Fishin
08-14-2017, 10:23 PM
I completely agree with Daface. Also you can make any Megathread more tolerable by putting penbrook on ignore. It cuts the post counts within the thread by 70%

Cornstock
08-14-2017, 10:27 PM
My favorite 2 megathreads (personal finance & Spacex) usually don't get more than 20 posts per week. The times where it does I'm ecstatic. In Finance there are a lot of Qs but I know none of the regular posters like Buehler and myself mind answering those questions again...Usually they are a nuanced version of a previous subject that deserves it's own attention.

For the Chiefs related stuff, it is much easier to sift through info if it's each in its own thread. As much as I love everything related to training camp, I've given up on reading it because it's just too dense.

This is a Chiefs board after all, and it prevents new users from commenting if they have to sift through 15 pages of comments to find a new story.

RealSNR
08-14-2017, 10:29 PM
What's even in there? I haven't been in there since the draft. I figure it's Tiger vs. the world.

The occasional random thought about how well he's doing in training camp practices, coupled with random Smith comments from both sides that escalate into mini-debates.

Tonight we debated penbrook's actual age. We don't know if he's in high school or not.

jspchief
08-14-2017, 10:30 PM
I'd agree. I was excited for TC. TC megathread starts. The first day I get home from work and there is 300 posts. I've got no shot at that. But consider if the following threads were available on the first day

1. Alex is kicking ass. (I'm not touching this. Fuck)
2. Injury report. (Worth reading. At least OP)
3. Berrys leadership role (maybe if I've got the time)
4. Interview with Mahomes about learning the offense (this looks good)
5. Peters is good (yeah. I've got that one)
6. Hill is fast (not news)

So if there are 50 posts in each I can read #4 and the posts and read the OP on injuries and I'm reading 51 posts not 300. And we all know the distribution wouldn't be even. *cough*ALEX*cough*Sums it up perfectly.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Hog's Gone Fishin
08-14-2017, 10:34 PM
Honestly, I don't know this either.

EDIT: Wow, found it. I had no ****ing idea.

This. Changes. Everything.

Heh, me also. Life just got better. Thanks, Buehler

Cornstock
08-14-2017, 10:39 PM
Where is this little red thing now? I want my quality of life to drastically improve too!

Bugeater
08-14-2017, 11:05 PM
Where is this little red thing now? I want my quality of life to drastically improve too!
Right in front of every thread title that has had new posts since your last visit.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gif (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=309343) Poll: How many people hate their boss? (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) 2 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343&page=2))

Apparently this has been the best kept secret of CP.

luv
08-15-2017, 10:13 AM
My proposition:

Megathreads make sense for niche discussions -- Mizzou basketball, cooking tips, luv's romantic life, etc.

For Chiefs discussion, there should not be megathreads. Every article that is posted about training camp deserves its own thread (most days).

FTR, my romantic life is not nearly as entertaining as it used to be. I do love how my "I have a date" thread sparked dating megathreads (after becoming one), though. :)

Okay, back to football...

luv
08-15-2017, 10:21 AM
If I were going to suggest subforums (with the main forum being Chiefs/football), then my suggestions would be:

Other Sports (and add a Royals subforum during summer months?)
Pictures
DC
Romper Room
Media Center (and I'd probably throw this in with "Other Stuff")
Other Stuff

Of course, that's JMO. I know that the Draft and Fantasy type stuff is popular as well.

Spott
08-15-2017, 11:50 AM
I know you're joking, but for any other n00bs,


If you roll over this http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gifbutton it says "first new post" If you click it it will take you to the first unread post. You are welcome.

Been here since the beginning and I never knew that.

Miles
08-15-2017, 12:40 PM
Megathreads dealing with the team completely suck for those of us who can't spend a lot of time here. I'd rather scroll through pages of thread titles looking for interesting things then try to scroll through a thousand posts in a megathread, many or most of which have nothing to do with the subject in the header (like the training camp thread...). I just don't have time to try and keep up with weeks-long ongoing discussion, and I don't really care all that much what most of the usual suspects have to say in terms of the off-topic bullshit.

This summarizes my thoughts well. I have no idea what's going on in camp this year because of daily discussion being in a megathread and past few years have been the same.

Chief Roundup
08-15-2017, 05:45 PM
Megathreads have their place but Chiefs news deserves it own thread.

Sent from my SM-S906L using Tapatalk

Eleazar
08-15-2017, 06:37 PM
There's the Pat Mahomes megathread as well. I don't know what to do about that, other than euthanize it.

http://cdn.hark.com/images/000/642/632/642632/original.jpg

KS Smitty
08-15-2017, 07:14 PM
Right in front of every thread title that has had new posts since your last visit.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gif (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=309343) Poll: How many people hate their boss? (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) 2 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343&page=2))

Apparently this has been the best kept secret of CP.

I'm shocked how many didn't know this.

Buehler445
08-15-2017, 07:37 PM
I'm shocked how many didn't know this.

Me too. That would have been death to get into a conversation and pick the page and scroll scroll scroll.

SAUTO
08-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Me too. That would have been death to get into a conversation and pick the page and scroll scroll scroll.

Keep a running tab of what post you were on in each thread.

rico
08-16-2017, 12:22 AM
No.

I like Megathreads. I keep up with the ones im interested in everyday. I like having consolidated information.

With that said, anything newsworthy should be made into a separate thread and should not referred to as a Q just because it was posted in a Megathread. No reason we can't have both.

This.

rico
08-16-2017, 01:01 AM
I know you're joking, but for any other n00bs,


If you roll over this http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gifbutton it says "first new post" If you click it it will take you to the first unread post. You are welcome.

Holy shit, for real? Had no clue.

old_geezer
08-16-2017, 07:49 AM
Late to the party but IMO megathreads SUCK. Thank you for the clear concise thread on Tuesday's training camp. A breath of fresh air.

Rasputin
08-16-2017, 01:16 PM
Right in front of every thread title that has had new posts since your last visit.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gif (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=309343) Poll: How many people hate their boss? (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) 2 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343&page=2))

Apparently this has been the best kept secret of CP.

How did you do that?

Rasputin
08-16-2017, 01:20 PM
Right in front of every thread title that has had new posts since your last visit.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gif (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=309343) Poll: How many people hate their boss? (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343) 2 (https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=309343&page=2))

Apparently this has been the best kept secret of CP.


Did you know that you can peel a banana from the other end of the stem? It's also easier to do.


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Mr. Plow
08-16-2017, 01:31 PM
Apparently a lot of CP members have been scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. What a miserable life you guys had - no wonder you are all such assholes. :D

patteeu
08-16-2017, 02:07 PM
Have you ever clicked on User CP (up near the top left of your page)?

This wasn't a rhetorical question, btw. In case someone doesn't know, you can get a list of the threads you're subscribed to on your Control Panel page (User CP), instead of having to find them in each forum/subforum. That, plus the link to the first unread post make a huge difference, IMO.

eDave
08-16-2017, 05:01 PM
Apparently a lot of CP members have been scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. What a miserable life you guys had - no wonder you are all such assholes. :D

You have NO idea. Especially when its a wall of text, quoted over and over and over.

Bugeater
08-16-2017, 05:11 PM
You have NO idea. Especially when its a wall of text, quoted over and over and over.
Those are my favorite threads. I have no idea why, but I die laughing every time it happens. Guess I'm easily amused.

Predarat
08-17-2017, 06:37 AM
With all the Audiofile Teachers now days, maybe that mega thread can be converted to individual threads for each Audiofile Teacher. Hell the way things are going we might need a separate forum dedicated to Audiofile Teachers.

Loneiguana
08-17-2017, 06:43 AM
I think Enforcement of #2 could help.

Spott
08-17-2017, 08:56 AM
This wasn't a rhetorical question, btw. In case someone doesn't know, you can get a list of the threads you're subscribed to on your Control Panel page (User CP), instead of having to find them in each forum/subforum. That, plus the link to the first unread post make a huge difference, IMO.

I've never subscribed to a thread because I assumed it would send me an email every time someone posted, which would get annoying pretty quick.

Mr. Plow
08-17-2017, 09:17 AM
I've never subscribed to a thread because I assumed it would send me an email every time someone posted, which would get annoying pretty quick.

Every time you post in a thread, you are automatically subscribed to it.

Predarat
08-17-2017, 09:22 AM
As far as rule 4 goes, what about the
R
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thing? There is something ChiefsPlanet about that, as long as no insults or ridicule, and only if it really is a repost.

patteeu
08-17-2017, 09:52 AM
I've never subscribed to a thread because I assumed it would send me an email every time someone posted, which would get annoying pretty quick.

You can change your settings so you don't get those emails.

ExtremeChief
08-17-2017, 01:20 PM
I know you're joking, but for any other n00bs,


If you roll over this http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/buttons/firstnew.gifbutton it says "first new post" If you click it it will take you to the first unread post. You are welcome.

Holy fuckballs. I had no idea. In my defense I have only been here since 2001.

listopencil
08-17-2017, 05:29 PM
Every time you post in a thread, you are automatically subscribed to it.

That's not true, unless you can go into your settings and set it up that way. Then it's only true for people who do that. Unless it is the default setting and I changed it years ago.

listopencil
08-17-2017, 05:30 PM
I've never subscribed to a thread because I assumed it would send me an email every time someone posted, which would get annoying pretty quick.

I have had a few thread subscriptions over the years. I have one active now. It doesn't send me e-mails. I go into my user panel and it provides a link to the thread. It is remarkably unobtrusive and useful for keeping track of threads.

listopencil
08-17-2017, 05:35 PM
I have had a few thread subscriptions over the years. I have one active now. It doesn't send me e-mails. I go into my user panel and it provides a link to the thread. It is remarkably unobtrusive and useful for keeping track of threads.


http://i.imgur.com/i0tuDYi.jpg

DaFace
08-17-2017, 08:35 PM
That's not true, unless you can go into your settings and set it up that way. Then it's only true for people who do that. Unless it is the default setting and I changed it years ago.

I believe you're correct - the default is not to subscribe. I use the function all the time, though. Every time I post in a thread, it automatically subscribes me. Then, I just check my UserCP from time to time to catch up on any replies I might have missed.

patteeu
08-17-2017, 08:42 PM
I believe you're correct - the default is not to subscribe. I use the function all the time, though. Every time I post in a thread, it automatically subscribes me. Then, I just check my UserCP from time to time to catch up on any replies I might have missed.

Same here. I can't imagine keeping up with discussions without these two features (last post button and list of subscribed threads in the user cp).

Mr. Plow
08-18-2017, 07:04 AM
That's not true, unless you can go into your settings and set it up that way. Then it's only true for people who do that. Unless it is the default setting and I changed it years ago.

It's completely possible that I set it up to subscribe to each thread I posted in and then not send me emails. I don't remember doing it, but it's entirely possible.