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Generals and Treatment of Speed of Discussion...
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Discussion speed is how many posts a given topic may create within a given amount of time. That may be spread out over several threads or focused in a single one.

What happens when you have a topic that interests half of /a/ and limit it to a single sticky (like Guts getting off the boat recently)?
The sticky moves at an unreadable pace. Shitposting is inevitable.
Having too many posts per minute in one thread is a bad idea.
Popular topics need a multitude of threads. Imprisoning half the community into a single thread is ridiculous.

What happens when you have very little discussion and multiple threads (something that may happen with any unpopular manga as anons wouldn't assume that anybody else might be trying to discuss it at the same time as them)?
Multiple threads drifting towards page 11.
Topics that have barely anybody interested in them should not be spread out. There is nothing wrong with deleting duplicates of slow threads.

The problem with generals is what happens when they have exhausted their topics. Differently from normal threads they are not permitted to die off. Instead they are kept alive through image dumping, non-discussion and immediate replacement upon passing the bump limit. It is at this point that mods need to get active and delete them. There is no point to a thread that exists just for the purpose of existing. It is also taking up valuable space (one of 160 slots) and it makes it impossible to discuss a particular topic without having to deal with a mini-community that is exceedingly estranged from /a/ as a whole.
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>>429354
This is a problem on many boards. It isn't specific to /a/. Mods already know, but can't or won't or haven't gotten around to doing anything.
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>>429354
Mods have been lenient about the "all in one thread" thing for a while now. The posters are the ones imprisoning themselves in generals. To improve the quality of discussions on /a/ (or any board) the site first needs to take measures (such as >>429412) against the bottom levels of posting.
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