Originally Posted by ajhieb
How do you come to that conclusion? If I'm looking for an answer, and I find the answer without having to ask a question (because it's in the thread) why would the post count go up? You seem to be fixated on the idea that a discussion has to be taking place when in reality, it might simply be for informational purposes.
I am not sure I agree, but we need to both agree neither of us can prove an answer either way. I don't want to argue.
I just was pointing out that the owners of those threads are gone, and no one posts in them anymore. If you think that there is tons of people reading them and not posting any questions I think you are wrong to make that assumption.
If a noob reads those he or she would invariably have a question and the logical place to ask it would be there. But almost no action like that takes place. That is why I suggest they are not as useful at people believe they are, or that they once were. The reality is simple: Those stickies do not offer any special value than the other great threads that are not stickied.
What exactly makes those threads so special ? But the other threads that are not stickied and probably better less special ? This is a complicated question, but I would suggest there is nothing at all left to those that puts them above the rest so might as well just make them equal.
Don't think removing a sticky means deleting a thread. It does not.
If Assassin updates and bumps his thread with a new guide, or some intelligent posting I think thats fine and proper reason it should bounce to the top of the forum. If the mediaportal guy posts (only twice a year!) his routine update let it bounce up for a short time. I don't understand why those threads need to be stuck in your face. They do not answer an specific questions and provide little value today.
Most of the question in the forum are about Flexraid, Mediaserver, PLEX, and MB3. None of those topics have stickies. None. That just doesn't make sense to keep the stickies that are there when you look at it from the big picture.
Removing the current stickies is a good start. Replacing them with worthy successors can be an entirely different process. That's my opinion.
I don't disagree those threads have some value left in them. I agree with you. I just don't see how they deserve their sticky spots anymore. If they are equal to other threads they will still get attention and provide value, but it would make the forum a better place. Outdated stickies scare away intelligent posters IMO. It's perceived as a negative.