Rated X wrote:I wish there was a happy medium but there isnt. I was reading the "rollbar" article and most of the comments are about thread merging, not rollbar. I dont know anything about servers, all I know is its annoying and discourages me from posting on front paged news articles. I like to follow up on my comments and cant do so when theres 3 pages of comments every few hours that dont pertain to the topic I posted on.
Just for clarification, this doesn't have anything to do with server space or storage. Seibertron.com is on a massive 4 TB server and while the site itself is huge and takes up about 500GB or so, merging topics doesn't have anything to do with server space.
It was something that we rolled out earlier or late last year (so for those of you saying this has been annoying for the past few years, it wasn't go on to this degree). The news staff and I decided on doing this to help encourage discussion on our forums and to help keep all of our sanity to figure out where topic discussions should happen. It was also decided to do this to help keep sponsor newsletters in one location for each sponsor for the same reason. It just made more sense. I understand that it can be frustrating to have a discussion about AOE Rollbar interspersed between replies about other AOE products, but that's the way this is going to work for the time being. That's what the quote function is for.
We know it's not perfect. As always, we're open to discussion and ideas. For the time being, I don't want it to go back to the way it was because we had way too many abandoned topics and there was too much confusion about where to post a reply because there were too many topics about the same thing.testing spoiler tag ... please ignore ...