|Originally posted by alanzo |
Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I don't check this thread very often. Now I don't want to turn this into meta-talk, but I thought I should respond here to everyone...
I'm not totally opposed to creating stickies on request, but I'm not really convinced that this particular thread belongs in that group. It's obviously popular but that is not a justification in and of itself. In fact it's a negative justification because popular threads end up getting bumped to the first page anyway. In my mind, there are two main reasons to make a thread sticky:
1. To highlight something that is important for new/infrequent visitors to see, especially something that doesn't or shouldn't get a lot of replies (i.e. the rules, or the recent album thread);
2. To keep discussion about a particular topic in one place, that would otherwise have new and redundant threads started frequently (i.e. remix competitions, or the soon-to-be-updated FAQ).
I don't see how studio pics fits into either of these categories. I don't see a lot of people starting new threads about it all the time, and it's not necessarily something that's important to draw attention to for newbies, lurkers and/or occasional contributors. As far as I'm concerned, people are asking for it to be stickied simply because it's one of their favourite threads to come back to, and that is why everyone has the ability to subscribe to individual threads (or, hell, just add a bookmark in your browser).
Having said that, I'm not putting my foot down yet; if somebody has a particularly convincing reason that I've overlooked, let me know and I'll consider it.
(P.S. No arguing about it in this thread - either post your rationale or don't post. Once it's settled I'll remove these off-topic posts from the thread.)
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