Ishrion
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Why are so many threads getting moved/deleted? What kind of news is able to warrant its own thread?

Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:57 am

Yes, I understand consolidation helps the moderators track everything. But why the change?

In the past month or so, I've made a few threads:
- AA extends PHL-DBV
- AA goes daily on DFW-TLV
- AA goes year-round on PHL-KEF

And the latest, AA extends DFW-FCO, ORD-BCN/ATH, PHL-LIS/PRG.

All were moved into the AA Network Thread.

Are these topics not enough to have a standalone thread?

Even a few months ago I was able to post some minor news (AA upguages Key West to A319 & AA adds 772/788 to PHX) and they were never deleted nor consolidated.
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viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1429035&p=21579985&

Additionally, in the past day or so, there were about four threads created regarding UA adding SFO-DUB. All were deleted. Is this new route not enough to be standalone as well?

Also, renaming the "BA's Next Destination" thread to PDX wasn't the best move either considering the original link was referencing Cincinnati or St. Louis... Nothing to do with Portland. You had to scroll far to find where BA announcing PDX began.

I'm sure many other people don't check every thread. I usually get my news from the main page in the Civil Aviation forum, not some consolidated thread.
 
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janders
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Re: Why are so many threads getting moved/deleted? What kind of news is able to warrant its own thread?

Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:40 pm

In general, we seek to avoid having multiple threads running with the same information which fractures discussions. In many cases, route news is being posted and discussed by members in the master network threads.

In regards to the UA SFO-DUB route, many duplicate threads were started with the information when it had been posted hours prior and already being discussed in the United network thread.

For the BA Portland thread, that was a rumor discussion which had quite a few post and within a week became reality so the title was updated that BA selected PDX as its latest U.S. route.

There probably is no perfect way to do it, however, while some may like to have an individual thread about any potential network change, many others utilize the consolidated network thread to spread and discuss the news.

Also keep in mind, Mods do not read every thread, so we rely on what members report. When we receive reports of duplicate threads, or suggestions to have conversations moved, we review and act in the manner that seems best.
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