Lootman wrote:Gengulphus wrote:I want the volunteer moderators to have less work to do rather than more, and I think that putting TA and FA together on the same Company Analysis board is likely to generate more work for them rather than less, based on TA-vs-FA slanging matches I've seen in the past (of which the "tea leaves" example I've given and a few have indulged in on this thread is a mere shadow). You clearly think that putting them together on the same board. Fine, we disagree about that, and in making the decision stooz and Clariman may well want to decide which view they go with
I agree that is the basic issue. I just disagree with your conclusion.
I think proliferating boards in general leads to tighter, narrower definitions of those boards, and more restricted scope for each one. That in turn leads to more opportunities for posting on the wrong board, and so more moderation activity.
I offered the two HY boards as an example where a somewhat artificial divide within one topic has led to eternal wars and much moderation. Whilst the "unsplit" boards do not suffer that fate.
Whether merging or splitting boards is better for an individual is another matter, but I am thinking more about the workload of volunteers than that of individuals. And I maintain that individuals can make choices about how they browse the site that greatly reduces any issue with the board structure. My method is almost independent of the board structure, for instance, and very simple to employ.
I am not convinced that including complementary versions of share analysis together in one location would cause any problems. In many cases it may be beneficial in not splitting topics into two.
I have just looked at the first 5 topics in the TA board just now:
and none of them seem to bear much resemblance to any of the kind of posts/questions which we had in mind upon phrasing this. Please correct me if you maintain that they actually relevant to the OP, but if not, would you mind awfully taking your very lengthy and distracting conversation with Gengulphus elsewhere?
I apologise in advance if I have got the wrong end of the stick, but except for the goal of just minimising the total number of boards for it's own sake, your apparent (to me at least!) desire of merging my request into the current TA board seems incorrect.