Fundamentally there's a real reluctance to create new topics and I'm not entirely sure why. Someone could probably do a whole Ted talk on the psychology of it.
I'll put it succinctly and be entirely honest about how I feel here - I'd say it's as simple as: people don't want to have other members kick off at them for 'doing it wrong'.
I've seen - many times - someone set up a thread only to be given sarcastic comments in response along the lines of 'there's already a thread for this
', or 'why have you set up a new thread just to say this?
Personally, if you'd asked me (before TV Forum's very own version of 'lockdown') about my view on creating a new thread, I'd've told you that I wouldn't dare open up a new thread for this very reason.
I fear this change in advice about threads is very confusing for the members who weren't here to remember the 'good old days' of this forum's creation in the early noughties and have only ever known the large, general, programme-specific threads like the GMB, Loose Women, and This Morning ones.
Last edited by DavidWhitfield on 16 September 2020 6:22pm - 2 times in total
Guess who's big in the back time!