SJRM_RN posted this on another thread. It would seem that the reason for his absence on this site is because he (and others) are getting a bit fed up of all the one line news posts. He said he made a suggestion about this before;
Which prompted the following from Blobbs;My suggestion was that there should be one news thread that is posted into once a day, much like the Media Items of Naval Interest (MINI) on the Defence Intranet, for those that read it. This way there would be just one post per day with all items of 'interest' so that the post count on Last 50 isn't massive and you have a one-stop-shop that is easily accessed.
Which led to this reply;Isn't the flaw with a MINI thread that should people want to comment/take the piss no one will know what subject you're talking about if the thread contains 10 different news items?
To be honest, he makes a fair point. I know this site has many various topics, but if major contributors like this are being put off the site, shouldn't we try to do something? I believe we should have news and that, but maybe it can be contained into the one thread. What do other people think?True, but it isn't too difficult, if someone does want to comment, to then take that link and start a new thread if they wish (not every news item gets comment every day). The alternative is that the poster posts the link and a smal description of the item (as is 'normal' forum etiquette) rather than just a meaningless link, this way people could reply to the item in the MINI thread in the style of ...
"In respect to the story about the Booty dressing as a woman, I think that ... blah, blah, blah"
It wouldn't matter if the thread were populated with all of these 'news' stories once a day, say at around 1500 (or another convenient time).