If we have mucked up this one thread, then unlike other forums, we'll have narrowly escaped falling into a trap which has mucked up entire forums. Again, I point you to the examples I provided as proof of how certain viral threads can significantly damage an entire forum.I disagree. While I am sometimes organized and focused, other times I meander and explore. I don't seem to suffer ill effects that I can discern as a result. In fact, it makes me happy.
Sure, you can always point to time as a limited resource, but as that's a constant for all the things in the known universe, it's not really helpful to do so. Just like a record company could be considered to have a scarcity of resources in that it takes time to make a copy of a digital music file, one could argue that posters in a forum suffer a scarcity of resources in that it takes time to create even the shortest of posts. However, this "scarcity" is miniscule to the point of irrelevancy as the time it takes to create most posts is so short that arguing that posting in one thread will prevent posting in other due to the time it takes does not hold up to scrutiny. I've personally observed many posters in forums who were able to post in both "What have you done..." threads as well as more detailed and specifically informative threads, quite prolifically I might add. I invite anyone who cares to check to look into any of the threads you linked and explore the posting histories of participants. I'm quite confident similar results will be found.
In the meantime we, mainly you, have managed to muck up a perfectly fine and valid thread. That seems to be a practice on this forum that's more common than on other car forums I've frequented, and I don't feel that's a good thing. Sorry to the rest of y'all. I get baited when I see opinion presented as objective fact. I'll work on it.
A quick example. After this thread grows and grows out of control as all What did you do to your xxxx today threads do, someone will post here that today they pulled a 3,500 lb trailer. A discussion about it will then ensue for perhaps several pages. This discussion will not be duplicated where it actually belongs inside a properly titled, searchable thread because few people ever cross post and repeat themselves. This potentially valuable discussion is now hopelessly embedded inside a massive thread that has absolutely nothing to do with pulling trailers. Later, many people will come along looking for info about pulling trailers. They won't look here because they simply do not have the time to read hundreds or even thousands of pages to hopefully find such info. So this particular discussion, potentially containing vital information, is now lost. Repeat this again and again with hundreds and hundreds of more subjects forever lost inside this uncontrollable thread. If you think this is incorrect, again simply look at the examples I provided. You'll see discussion after discussion lost within a massive viral thread of white noise.
Why you or anyone else thinks this is a good idea I simply do not understand. I highly recommend to everyone to avoid this thread and to continue to post subjects in properly titled threads as you now do where they belong so that you and others will always be easily able to locate these discussions and so that the discussions will be able to continue. Otherwise, you will always need to page after page through this thread to look for lost information on a subject you may be interested in.
A forum should always be a resource of valuable, searchable information that is reasonably well organized so that you can easily find the information you require and read about the subjects you're interested in within a reasonable amount of time. Please, for everyone's sake, don't let this forum devolve into a mess as so many others have. This one thread simply isn't worth that risk.