Because that then bumps the thread up to the top of the page, which for old albums is the opposite of what we’re trying to do.A suggestion - if you intend closing a thread, then why not insert an explanatory post before shutting it?
I’m assuming this is about the Michael Jackson thread.A suggestion - if you intend closing a thread, then why not insert an explanatory post before shutting it?
The short answer is because that’s what general discussion threads should be for: talking about anything and everything to do with an artist that isn’t to do with their current album campaign.
Talking about specific older albums often involves talking about other albums as well - if you want to talk about Mariah Carey’s Butterfly and then the conversation moves on to talking about the progression from Daydream to Butterfly, does that discussion belong in a Daydream thread or a Butterfly thread? It just seems a bit forced. (And would it really look right to have an active thread for, say, Carly Rae Jepsen’s older albums in Comeback Corner when she’s clearly not a Comeback Corner artist?)
Having separate discussions running for multiple older albums in multiple older album threads seems like a recipe for decreasing engagement with the discussion overall, whereas going into a general thread to say that you’ve been revisiting an older album is more likely to pick up more engagement and won’t be restricted by the idea that the discussion has to be only about that album. Plus it increases the turnover of threads on the front page of the subforum and pushes other threads off it faster than it might be otherwise.
It feels neater and more reflective of how discussions actually happen around here to put that kind of thing into a general discussion thread so that conversations aren’t duplicated across multiple threads and we don’t end up with five threads for the same artist on page 1.
Retro Corner, maybe.
Out of curiosity, in what way do you think they get ‘lost’?Artists like Goldfrapp get lost in the main Pop & Justice section, so to me it makes more sense for them to be in here. Plus, they are about to do a tour performing an album they released over 20 years ago. That's fairly 'retro'.
Out of curiosity, in what way do you think they get ‘lost’?
Why not just click Watch Thread on the threads you want to follow? Then you can go to Watched Threads whenever you want and all the threads you’ve selected will be there without being cluttered up by acts you’re not interested in. It effectively creates your own personalised subforum.Because the pages are dominated by Ari, Taylor etc and sometimes because those threads get so many comments other artists don't get a look in. It's often an effort to go to the 3rd page where they end up half the time.
Why not just click Watch Thread on the threads you want to follow? Then you can go to Watched Threads whenever you want and all the threads you’ve selected will be there without being cluttered up by acts you’re not interested in. It effectively creates your own personalised subforum.
The Jessica Garlick thread would never leave the first page.Think of it less as “Comeback Corner” and more “Come Back!* Corner”.
(* death notwithstanding)