How do you get that first post unpinned? It is annoying and inappropriate since it IMPLIES that there are numerous known problems, yadda yadda.
Don't have an issue with having such a post, I have an issue with it PINNED to the top.When I see the thread in my particular category, it doesn't offend me at all. Quite to the contrary... Instead of sweeping the dirt under the rug, I'd prefer to see the issues addressed. The more clarity, the better. The purpose isn't to embellish these bikes to the point of telling a tall tale, but to help others. It's always been the mindset at EBR. The majority of people on this forum report their issues accurately and without bias.
Brings to mind the old saying "What do you want for nothing, your money back?"I understand. I happen to think that it is just laziness that makes you want the post pinned. just too lazy to search for issues. do what you want, I don't visit the site anymore.
And that's exactly the point, current admin's laziness forces all users of this forum to view a stupid topic at the top EVERY SINGLE TIME. I've run several forums, I would never do something so stupid.It doesn't seem reasonable to expect an entire website to conform to one individuals point of view as if no one else matters.
Your clearly confusing laziness with prioritization. This is first and foremost a review site, and @Court is the best resource in this business.And that's exactly the point, current admin's laziness forces all users of this forum to view a stupid topic at the top EVERY SINGLE TIME. I've run several forums, I would never do something so stupid.
No, it is the prerogative of the site owner, the rest of us are just guests, and it's incredibly arrogant to label it as laziness because it not only slanders the site owner, but those of us who agree with their decision.And that's exactly the point, current admin's laziness forces all users of this forum to view a stupid topic at the top EVERY SINGLE TIME. I've run several forums, I would never do something so stupid.
That is pretty much what I was trying to get at! I've been working with technology enhancements for a user group at work, and the more information we gather, the more clear it becomes that simplifying that collected work is the key to access and easy of use. To further my idea, I'll point to any auto enthusiast site (pretty much every brand and a ton of models have them!). stickies in those forums are used to identify specific known issues, i.e. a recall, or a bad transmission in a model year - things that come up through ongoing threads in the forum - they are typically stickied and locked for reference because people often visit the forums because of those recurring issues. If there is an open issues sticky, as @Rincon pointed out, they will just spiral into becoming a mega thread with potentially lost critical information.This forum is a knowledge base. The thread is its basic unit of information storage. That means the thread is designed to contain a unique and focused bit of knowledge. The all-in-one thread controverts the native organization of this data at its most fundamental level. All-in-one Q&A as implemented is a repository for data noise and search pollution. I say this with 22 years of full text database design, programming, and management behind me. The EBR knowledge base will survive and continue to be useful, but that usefulness will be degraded as the all-in-one threads grow over the years.