#1
Whatup Pit. I was wondering what the people of the pit (including mods) thought about "ONLY" or "Official" threads. I personally dont like them because I've witnessed countless times when someone has a question in an "ONLY" or "Offical" thread, only to have it talked about for 2 more posts until someone else asks a question and they are then focused on, leaving the original person with the question with no real answers. I think the majority of "ONLY" and "Offical" threads should be done away with unless there are constant arguements within them such the Religion and Political Threads.

P.S. Couldnt find anything like this in the searchbar

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#4
Well, I guess they're there for a reason. A large section of the pit consists of horny 14-year olds asking "omfg hao do i get teh gurlz to like meh?!?!!!!", so it's best to contain them all in the same thread.

I think the ONLY threads should be stickied, so you don't have to go looking for them. Make them obvious, so people don't post new threads.

Judging by the ammount of "searchbar" jokes I see in every thread, it seems as if people don't bother to search if they don't see the topic on the front page. Which I understand.
#5
You realise if the people ask a question in the "only Thread" when the "Only Thread" regulars are on, they will get answers in the "Only Thread". If they ask in a separate thread, when the regulars are on they will get an answer and be told to ask it in the "Only Thread" next time.

You have to account for time differences. The people that casually wander into a thread they see and just give their opinion probably wouldn't have the same quality of post as the people who regularly post in a thread about something they are interested in, and hence would have more knowledge on the fact.

EDIT: Also, as mentioned above, they keep the Pit (and the other forums) free of clutter.
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#6
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They keep the pit less cluttered obviously. I think they are a good idea.


true but for I've found that some people want the whole pit's opinions on things instead of just the people truly experienced in the subject. I dont think the pit would be too much of a mess without alot of the "ONLY" or "Offical" threads
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#7
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You realise if the people ask a question in the "only Thread" when the "Only Thread" regulars are on, they will get answers in the "Only Thread". If they ask in a separate thread, when the regulars are on they will get an answer and be told to ask it in the "Only Thread" next time.

You have to account for time differences. The people that casually wander into a thread they see and just give their opinion probably wouldn't have the same quality of post as the people who regularly post in a thread about something they are interested in, and hence would have more knowledge on the fact.

Not everyone on UG constantly monitors if other UGers are online. Besides, as you said, with time zone differences, if someone from the YouKay asks a question that Americans specialise in, his request might go unnoticed. It's a time-and-place thing, really.
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I think the ONLY threads should be stickied, so you don't have to go looking for them. Make them obvious, so people don't post new threads.


See ASIAN ASS PORN!!, formerly known as forbidden threads. People should read the stickies, I think the problem with the pit is that most people don't.

Informational ONLY threads such as: the relationship thread, sex thread, drug thread, etc. should definitely stay.
#9
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Not everyone on UG constantly monitors if other UGers are online. Besides, as you said, with time zone differences, if someone from the YouKay asks a question that Americans specialise in, his request might go unnoticed. It's a time-and-place thing, really.


That's what I'm saying. You ask it in a "Only Thread", and it may take five hours to get answered, but the answers you get will generally be of a higher standard than the couple of lurkers who post in a separate thread, who post with bias and more than likely- less knowledge than those that post in the "Only Thread".
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Not everyone on UG constantly monitors if other UGers are online. Besides, as you said, with time zone differences, if someone from the YouKay asks a question that Americans specialise in, his request might go unnoticed. It's a time-and-place thing, really.


exactly. and to everyone else whose saying AHH IT WOULD BE A MESS!! i'm not talking about taking EVERYTHING DOWN. just the ones that dont really need to be there. Or atleast let people post outside of the "Only" or "official" threads if they want other people's opinions and not just the "experts"
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See ASIAN ASS PORN!!, formerly known as forbidden threads. People should read the stickies, I think the problem with the pit is that most people don't.

Informational ONLY threads such as: the relationship thread, sex thread, drug thread, etc. should definitely stay.

I did read the stickies. But do you think someone who wants to ask a question about drugs or politics will click ASIAN ASS PORN?

It might catch the attention of a bored casual browser needing to fap (99% of the Pit), but those who have a question on their mind will go ahead and ask.
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That's what I'm saying. You ask it in a "Only Thread", and it may take five hours to get answered, but the answers you get will generally be of a higher standard than the couple of lurkers who post in a separate thread, who post with bias and more than likely- less knowledge than those that post in the "Only Thread".

By that time, when the guys on the other side of the pond come on, they'll ask their own questions. The one posted earlier will be regarded as old, and ignored.
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true but for I've found that some people want the whole pit's opinions on things instead of just the people truly experienced in the subject. I dont think the pit would be too much of a mess without alot of the "ONLY" or "Offical" threads
If we we're allowed to post ONLY type stuff outside the ONLY threads, we'd have every second thread saying "I know this propably goes in the only ______ thread, but..." and everyone replying "_______ thread. kbai"
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By that time, when the guys on the other side of the pond come on, they'll ask their own questions. The one posted earlier will be regarded as old, and ignored.


Ever been a reg in an ONLY thread? Usually posts that don't get answered are those where even the regs can't give you an answer or those that get quickly buried, in which case we don't mind that you bump your post after a while.
#16
I would actually like to hear Deliriumbassist's opinion since hes behind the scenes a little more. Do you think it would totally screw the pit up if there werent so many official or only threads in the pit? or if people were allowed to post outside of these threads if they wanted the average person's opinion on something that may "belong" in an official or only thread?
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#17
I officially declare this thread the "Only 'only thread' debate thread."
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I officially declare this thread the "Only 'only thread' debate thread."


lulz, I think it's getting to that point in the pit actually. Everything is being generalized and clustered into subjects. I'm actually suprised to see how many people are against "Only" and "Official" threads. I thought this was gonna turn into a full blown "attack the TS" thread.
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lulz, I think it's getting to that point in the pit actually. Everything is being generalized and clustered into subjects. I'm actually suprised to see how many people are against "Only" and "Official" threads. I thought this was gonna turn into a full blown "attack the TS" thread.


F*ck the TS!

I joke...

But I answered you in the ONLY Relationship Thread...you don't go unnoticed!
#21
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F*ck the TS!

I joke...

But I answered you in the ONLY Relationship Thread...you don't go unnoticed!


Oh I know and I thank you. I'm just talking about other people I've seen that this has happened to (including me) alot
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Oh I know and I thank you. I'm just talking about other people I've seen that this has happened to (including me) alot


Yeah, you do have a valid argument (hence the thread title), but most people are right. As annoying and often unhelpful as the ONLY and OFFICIAL threads may be; the Pit would be a much worse place without them.
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Yeah, you do have a valid argument (hence the thread title), but most people are right. As annoying and often unhelpful as the ONLY and OFFICIAL threads may be; the Pit would be a much worse place without them.


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1049205&highlight=ONLY

haha I mean really? cmon man lulz
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#24
^ Fair point. Those kind of thread need to be gone...but threads like the ONLY Political Thread, the ONLY Relationship Thread, the ONLY Religion and Philosophy Thread and so on that people actually give a sh*t about should stay. Threads like that can go f*ck themselves.
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^ Fair point. Those kind of thread need to be gone...but threads like the ONLY Political Thread, the ONLY Relationship Thread, the ONLY Religion and Philosophy Thread and so on that people actually give a sh*t about should stay. Threads like that can go f*ck themselves.


right and thats what I said in the opening post. Unless the the subject is talked about ALOT and theres no room for it outside of an only thread (I even think having a relationship thread is a little much but the political and religion threads are definate keepers) then there shouldnt be a generalized, clustered thread dedicated to it

EDIT: another example. I could post one every five minutes https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1042496&highlight=ONLY
I REALLY hope this thread doesnt die before I can get a mod's input

EDIT: Too late I guess
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