Megathreads make gathering information hard

hehe, really? I said, also how-to question and things maybe not worthy of a bug report get thrown in the mixer as well. And if they are not looked at at that particular time, they may never be. What you just said we do, you did :wink:

And this goes for the update as well. Maybe I have some specific thing, that could be just me. If I ask the question outside the thread, I get merged. If the thread is not busy, I might get an answer. This will help me in finding out whether it may be a reportable bug or not. Or just have a productive discussion about a thing I noticed. But if I post at a wrong time the post may not be seen at all. This is more akin to a #general jabber chat (or discord or whatever) of very broad proportion than an actual topic in a forum.

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I didn’t mention anything about bugs? I’m speaking in general.

It’s a common issue and many people feel the same way.

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Use topic flairs for that instead. We cannot extract topics out of a mega thread to find the specific information we need when it has already been piled into a megathread heap, but you could use flairs to quickly find the various topics that apply to a particular sim update or feature when you just want to browse sentiments. It is no more work for the moderators to add flairs than it is to merge topics.

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@orthi Not ideal, I’ll grant you but if they bother you that much, you can ignore threads. I was going to mention the in-thread search as well but you beat me to it. Plus, you need to know the search terms to use, which doesn’t help if a post you would have ordinarily seen on its own has been merged, and you know nothing of its content.

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Thanks. Yeah I know that. But I want to see what things are discussed or if my problems are being had by others as well. And if I want to ask something regarding an issue that has such an megathread I will get merged into that as well. So no way around it.
It is rather the ton of information I have to sift through to maybe find something I am interested in or that relates to a topic I have. As you said, search terms, especially in a forum with a lot of non native English speakers like myself are not always as clear as one would like :slight_smile:
So it is not about the thread being there itself but the structure that makes it so annoying. All the threads within the thread are just ordered chronologically and you go from one topic to the next from one post to the next. Or as such your question might not be seen at all. This makes it unnecessarily hard to follow. This forum just copes very badly with such information dumps.

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This is one of the issues described. Often any bugs spotted and posted about on an update day get merged into the general update megathread.
Some of these can be 900 posts long within hours and it becomes impossible to follow what’s happening with the bugs.

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Just to let you know that feedback concerning the forums is taken seriously.

This thread has sparked a discussion, among the moderator team, with regards to the megathreads for sim updates/releases, to try and determine what the best way forward might be for everyone.

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If you post in the #community:general-discussion-feedback you will get merged.
If you post in the #bugs-and-issues you will not.

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Thank you very much for this post. Considering my past contacts with the mod team it would have been surprising if that would have not been the case. Whatever comes of it and even if megathreads are the best way forward, I really appreciate the effort you guys put into keeping this place in order. I changed the somewhat aggressive title :slight_smile:

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And those posts which describe bugs that are erroneously posted in the wrong category could just as easily be moved to the correct category rather than merged into megathreads.

Or users could take some responsibility for doing a search, determining the correct category for their post and filling out the templates provided, or joining a discussion already in progress that is appropriate to their topic.

Then the moderators would not have to be quite so arbitrary in moving all the duplicate posts and posts in the wrong categories. As a small group of community volunteers, just a little assistance from the users and appreciation for the workload would go a very long way to improving the overall usability of the OUR forum.

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Oh how did every other forum in existence ever manage to get by without this awesome megathread idea, NOT.

Seriously some people around here need to get a life rather than spending all day telling everyone else how to live their life.

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I will let the moderators explain it for you then…

But you aren’t a mod so stop acting like you are please.

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There is no secret cabal here behind who moderate all the negative posts away-

If you read and understood what the mods are explaining, why does it need to be told to you again?

Another wannabe mod.

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Has anybody suggested that there is?

You understand that the thread is about useful posts and questions being merged into megathreads (and megathreads happen every update) which makes answering those questions, following those possible bug observations and basically “gathering information” hard right?

Thank you for the feedback! As noted by @tamalien we have brought this up and is in discussion with the CM’s.

As a CM as responded, I will close this topic.

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