Thread: Suggestion: Community Quick Questions Thread
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Old July 17th, 2011 (4:16 AM).
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Originally Posted by Pachy View Post
I think the whole staff reservation about "Too many stickies" is just stupid to be honest. If it takes 15 stickies to cover something, so be it. If a thread is valuable, stick it.
You may think it's stupid, but we do have our reasons for trying to limit the amount of stickies we have in one forum. If you just look at the stickies we have now, the one that garners the most attention is the Signature Rules & Review thread. There are stickies available for users who have questions about the chatroom and infractions, yet people still often make their own separate thread asking about them when there's a sticky already made for those type of questions. Stickies have a tendency to get ignored a lot, and you can see this in other forums too, not just here. In the Pokémon Gaming Boards, we have multiple Q&A stickies for people to ask their simple questions, yet they still often make their own thread for them. Also, while having some stickies is great, I wouldn't even like to see a forum with too much of them. Just as how some threads can make a forum look messy down below, too many stickies in one forum can do the same. And with so many, they can end up getting ignored even more or lost in the list of them. So, we try to keep the number of them to a limit.

Also, I don't know if you remember when all of the forum stickies from every forum got merged into one forum not long ago (...oops! n__n;), but it hit us higher staff who was moving them all back that we really do have a lot of stickies around the forum, some of which that was kind of hard to identify where to move. So, to kind of lessen the confusion and amount of time it took to do that, we don't want to overdue it with stickies when it's not necessary, if that were to ever happen again (not by me again, that's for sure!).

Honestly, I would have no issue with a Quick Q&A thread for all simple questions that only take one or two responses to resolve. We have so many successful ones elsewhere, that work around the forum, I would think we can make it work here too. Notices do help. Since we put up the ROM Hacking notice that remains permanent, the number of questions related to that have lessened down a bit compared to before. I personally think having one would work. I always thought we could have expanded the type of questions asked in the "Where do I post this...? / Where is this...?" sticky so it could be found more useful.
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