All right, when we say things likewe're basically joking. But it is seriously annoying to get excessive numbers of unneccessary threads and it's been happening a lot of late. For example:Originally Posted by NUFAN
This thread means these are not required: Shah Rukh Khan demands respect for Pak players Royals coach lashes out at IPL and of course all could quite easily go in the *Official* tournament thread, though in fairness major issues relating to grander scales do sometimes require separate threads. There has also been this: Pakistan vs West Indies (U19 Semis) which should be in here; this Pakistan vs Australia Match Preview 3rd ODI Adelaide 2010 which should be in here; this and this (both of which got 0 replies anyway) which are the same thing. These are just some examples from the past week.
We have a rule which states that pointless thread-digging should not be done and will result in the new posts being deleted - can't we also have a rather more stringent rule than the current
Shouldn't pointless threads be merged promptly to emphasise to the thread-starter that they've acted in a way we don't feel is desireable? And if they keep doing it shouldn't they be told there and then that they're acting outside the rules?