...Furthermore, I see a lot of articles in the General NFL Forum about players who are really not worth reporting on.
I do not want to cite specific threads and point people out, but some of the topics are players who are 90% unknown.
I know that's directed at me, but I don't care.
I only post articles in the general NFL that I find interesting or that have a twist with implications on other teams (except for a few that are just in fun).
I'll continue to post what I perceive as interesting, the interest level is only perceived anyway
I've posted information that I thought nobody would probably be interested in and articles that I've thought most would be interested in and have found out that you just never know.
If you're a fan of any team you should keep abreast of what's going on around the league and what's trivial?
Tough to define, today's triviality is tomorrow's star.
To me, the beauty of a message board is that if the article or point isn't interesting to other members it goes away on its own.
It gets buried.
Regarding posting articles in existing threads and only starting new threads if there is another twist, I couldn't agree more.
Many do a good job at this, but this will be a continuous battle, new folks come one and post stuff without knowing the features and some refuse to do a basic search.
We all screw up sometimes and post dupes, but a minimal search would solve many of those issues.
Posting articles is often the starting point of members adding their point of view and the starting point of discussions.
Personally, I'm not thrilled about having a special news forum.
The discussion and news should be intermingled.
I've been an administrator and member of many sites that have gone this route and it splits up the discussions.
That's just a matter of opinion, but that's my interpretation of what happened.
The more forums, the more jumping around you have to do to discuss a topic and the less interaction by the majority of the board.
Anything done to minimize duplicate threads and keep the board organized is good.
Micromanaging what we can and cannot post is bad.