I totally agree, Doc. I like the idea of archiving these less popular threads, in a forum called the Attic, for the reasons you've given. That will eliminate the clutter. Yet maintaining the integrity of the posts.Doc wrote:
Not withstanding any objections of our esteemed Administrator I would propose that any posts that receive few to no replies not be deleted but moved to the attic(or basement) If someone, particularly a new poster, goes to the trouble of registering and posts something it would be better to encourage them to try again instead of seeing their post simply disappear. I have found (And I think it was true of AT/Spengler) that a large number of people only browse and never register. I personally simply browsed AT Spengler for several years.
So maybe a place them elsewhere with a sticky that explains why there, and encourages future posts
I think in the Cellar, we should have the Fight Club, again. If two posters can't be civil, they can go below and duke it out.
Deleting posts is not a desirable nor charitable action, for obvious reasons, and it should be reserved for egregious violations of our Forum Rules.