That turned out not to be working to any appreciable extent while making things clumsier for regulars, so that’s why I stopped splitting them.
I guess the idea that those threads were to blame for …whatever it was postulated they did, can be then considered as debunked.
Actually I was thinking of joining them all together again, there are at least a couple reasons in favor of reverting to the original format.
As some of you probably remember, I had initially made myself available to take over as an admin.
This was based on the idea that there could be a problem with resources, since this pre-dated the GN acquisition, and of course I have been here basically every single day for over five years as a moderator, and 9 years as a user.
However, there were more than a few things that made it clear to me, that accepting any belated offer in that sense was not going to be a good idea.
Since the acquisition, and their constantly tightening all of the screws to increase profits (I’m not judging merely stating the obvious), there is absolutely no excuse IMO for not having responsive interventions on the forum for things as basic as normal maintenance, and ensuring everything works.
After the Discourse switch, admins vanished leaving even the work that was promised unfinished – you may remember they told us to pick a different, better looking theme?
I don’t think for a second the GN admins are lazy slobs or have an axe to grind with the folks here, so why have they dropped the ball?
And no, “forums are dead anyway” is not an acceptable answer. We are here to prove it, and flaming hell, we’re not dead.yet.