OT: Honestly, CL is TOO picky on what threads should stay open and what threads should be locked. Lakers discussion has turned into current events via news statements/articles followed by discussion. And obvious topics to be discussed related to player's performance and health followed by discussion consisting of 40 people saying the same thing and 1 argument breaking out between a couple members who quote each other until the comments box explodes.
Some other forums I visit, there's more freedom with topics. Honestly it's the internet have some fun with it. Obviously lock the bonehead and/or redundant threads, but sometimes if a thread like " time to step it up" is made ( btw that thread got locked a few min ago, what's wrong with that thread? see what kind of discussion can be created), whatever let it be and SEE what kind of discussion can be created there. I love forums that allow that kind of freedom, because topics within topics are created and it creates a lot of humorous and fun things to talk about. Hell, a good debate that spawns from it is fun too.
Furthermore, sometimes a thread gets locked because it's suppose to go in the gameday thread. WTF, no one wants to go a 1000 page thread, navigate through it, and post there, especially seeing how a lot of people just see it as a game thread and don't even realize the topics of discussion that's going on. So what happens? No one ends up talking about it besides 4-5 comments made in the gameday thread.
Quite frankly, the LD's emphasis on organization has just cut out a lot of oppurtunities for discussion. Posters here are way too conscious of what they're suppose to post and what they're not suppose to post to the point where everyone is hesitant to really speak their minds unless they feel like it's relevant. Even if it's not, let it be. Have people actually left CL because it wasn't organized or something? Doubt it. . LD can be a much funner place, but what can you do. It's just too bland compared to a lot of other forums. Open Court on the other hand is awesome, it's the main reason why I post on CL. Sorry for the rant lol
The above is completely correct. It's very hard to have a discussion here. In fact the only place you can have a half decent discussion is NBA Discussion. It's ruining the message board. I love the community here but I've been searching for a new Lakers Messageboard simply because it's really hard to actually DISCUSS Basketball. What's the point of coming to a Lakers Messageboard if you can't dicuss the Lakers and share opinions?
I've posted at several other messageboards when you could get into several interesting dicussions a day. On this messageboard I may get one or two a WEEK if I try hard, and even then it's hard to keep them going.
I really think you guys, for the good of the message board should allow more threads about player performance to stay open. That's where most of the interesting discussion goes. Most of the threads are news headlines or 60 page threads about a certain player where everyone says the same thing (as the poster said).
Anyway I hope you read this VERY carefully and reply to me (either through this thread or PM).