Continuing the discussion from Founders and beyond:
I was going to continue derailing the other thread, but since one of the things I mentioned within my post was “One of these days the community will get the hang of ‘Reply as Linked Topic’…” well, I had to stop and actually use the tool instead of contribute to the problem.
I do like that the community is more like a giant cocktail party where we can flit from one discussion to another, often containing many of the same participants.
And of all the forum style communities, this is the one in which I feel the most comfortable performing thread necromancy. Conversations easily continue a month or more later when someone pops in with another piece to add to the discussion.
I can get that it makes the environment a little less friendly to those who are trying to get factual information and nothing more… but so what? That isn’t a service we offer very easily. But as long as such people make a post ASKING their question, answers are out there, and people will be along shortly to link you the relevant information.
Plus, we then have you hooked and since you already posted once, why not stick around and talk for a while…