Exactly, I don't remember me or the other mods merging in a Patfanken/Zeus/Robo observation thread before (and BoxoRocks before that). We fully agree that there are some posters here who are better than the pro writers.
* I can't think of any examples where a worthwhile thread has been merged and lost. When someone creates a post game thread with several unique observations I don't recall it being merged. I'm fine with my posts being in with the others. I'll join in different creative threads started by lesser known posters than the big names shmessy lists.
* Cute, non-descriptive, or misleading thread titles to suck in viewers to "Look at me" are the kinds that get merged into aggregate threads. Post a descriptive topic with several cogent original thoughts and it will attract viewers and comments. It won't get merged.
* Proliferation of threads get fun threads pushed off the main page
* Separate forum for game thread may be fine for some. Me I'll stick to the main thread. Don't have time during a game to jump between a dozen separate threads to keep up.
* I blow thru the pissing contests. I'm sure I miss some thoughtful points but the effort is not worth it. If you haven't made your point in 3 iterations guys, it's OK to stop. We won't think that means you "Lost the Internet" by not having a redundant Last Word. Really.