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Join Date: Apr 2010
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If you really think about it, this is more aimed at the supposedly shitty OP's, but not the rest of the threads. The quality of a "thread" overall should be determined by the input of repliers.
Take for example, the Bad Blood thread. The OP was good, but nothing particularly special when you get down to it; just your standard call-out thread for a member fully deserving of it. Oh, and look, it turned out to be a marathon of lulz and celebrating. Huh, funny that.
If it's the OP that steals the show within a thread (case in point = i$e's Retrospective, the BULLY thread) then that's all a thread really needs to be good. However, if we're left with an OP that is shoddily written, dumbfounding, or pointless, then what will improve it is the quality of those that post within it.
Refer to those "threads" in the OP as, simply that, OP's. The thread overall is based on the all-things-considered quality of replies AND perhaps also the OP. If you really think that threads are shitty, then start taking cracks at those stinking them up within.