Your thread "merging" is totally out of control. It is NEVER helpful -- ever. It makes a thread very confusing because the merge feature spreads posts all over and often a thread that you think is the "same" topic actually isn't. I know why you guys do it though, it's because people here do not bother to check to see if a thread has already been posted on the topic, and the people here do not even care to check -- because it's not encouraged. I do realize you are trying to get control of topics that make numerous appearances across subforums. Most other forums are relentless about getting their members to use the search button first before posting a new thread. Why don't you guys hammer that point here? It would save a lot of work on the moderation end. This would free Westwall up to flame and insult liberal posters on a more consistent basis. No one reads the one started by "Intense." The headline sucks, and people gloss right over that post. I suggest a "BEFORE YOU START A NEW THREAD -- READ THIS FIRST" stickied post that goes something like this: So, you just found that juicy bit of fake news on your favorite right wing propaganda site and you're just itching to start a new thread on it so you can get a bunch of "winner, thank you's, agree's and funny and agrees" from the resident muppets. But before you do that, do the following first: 1. Check to see if another thread has already been posted on that topic. Chances are, it has. There's a lot of members here who are paid to post articles within nanoseconds of the article publishing. Use the goddamn SEARCH feature to double check. 2. If there hasn't been a thread on it, you may proceed and collect your regularly scheduled $1.00 posting fee from Infowars. What do you think?