>>3057>making new threads all the time even though the old ones weren't even close to full
The thing is, wouldn't/doesn't this happen anyway? The catalog doesn't even have a search function for people to check whether a thread about their chosen topic exists.
In general I feel like shorter threads would be fine. How often do people really reply to months-old posts anyway, even if such posts are present in the thread that's being used? There's not even a guarantee that that poster is still reading the thread to see the reply.
Longer threads like we have now, for perpetual discussion, wouldn't be such an issue either if the boards themselves were restricted in size. If there's a giant thread that's still used regularly and keeps getting bumped to the top, why delete it? The issue arises when we have giant threads where discussion dies out and no one posts in them for months, yet they still exist on the board and can be necrobumped for no reason, or just exist in limbo forever and my personal OCD demands I keep them open just in case someone ever replies to one of my posts. Or as I presume happened in a recent /feels/ vent thread, the post limit gets hit and everyone moves to a new thread, but the last thread never falls off the board and so if a mod deletes a moid post or two, it frees up a slot for someone to necrobump a thread that no one's even using anymore, and that no one really CAN use because it's so close to the post limit anyway.