Thread: Suggestion: Community Quick Questions Thread
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Old July 18th, 2011 (7:49 AM). Edited July 18th, 2011 by Vrai.
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Originally Posted by Pachy View Post
My point is that if we subdivide it well enough, people will be able to look in the right thread and see if their specific question has been asked before with little effort. It'll keep previously asked and answered questions from getting too stale and becoming difficult to find because you'll only have to navigate a single thread, not an entire forum. The more we can compartmentalize each type of question, the easier it gets to find the answer in the sticky. Especially good answers are indexed in the first post.

We already have an un-dismisssable notice atop CQ&F, surely we can explain in which thread you can ask certain types of common questions briefly. One big QQ thread would be just as chaotic and difficult to find things in as CQ&F is as a whole. It wouldn't organize'd be like stuffing it all into the closet.

If we're trying to organize and make things easy to find, we should separate it into categories at least. Perhaps we can expand on the "Where do I post __" thread concept and add a "Why did the mods do __ to my __?" or something common like that. Or a "Rules Inquiry" thread where it's in the notice that "All inquiries about Policies, staff actions and rules go here"
I don't know when this became "making things easier to find" because a Quick Questions thread is obviously not going to be making things easier to find. Look at the Simple Questions thread in Emulation, etc. If you're trying to come up with ways to organize and make CQ&F easier to search through etc then you're arguing it in the wrong place, because in no way will a simple questions thread be organized and make searching for anything easier.

Point is, people don't care enough to search no matter how easy you make it. Turning the 'Where do I put this?' thread into a QQ sticky won't solve that issue either, but I only see positive benefits from doing that - at the very least, hopefully it will cut down somewhat on the threads made that only require one or two simple answers and get twenty replies, most of which say the same thing in different ways. At the very worst, people won't notice the sticky so much and they'll make new threads that get merged into the sticky anyway. It'll hopefully cut down on a little bit of clutter and hopefully leave threadmaking for bigger, more important issues and suggestions.

edit: I take too long to type. :(
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