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A modest proposal ...

ipsedixit Aug 15, 2006 10:54 PM

On almost every single board (whether regional or topic-related), there is always posts for "The BEST of ___."

And inevitably it leads to either cordial disagreements or flame-wars (as in, "you couldn't spot good, much less the best, sushi if you were trapped inside the belly of a 500 lb mackeral")

So, here's a thought (a very minor one at that) ...

Can we just limit our requests to "Your FAVORITE ____"?

As in, "What's your favorite place for sushi?" or "What's your favorite place to get ice cream?"

This makes the responses outwardly subjective (and less prone to flame-wars); whereas a request for the "the BEST" is simply a deviously disgused request for objective feedback when in fact it can only elicit subjective comments.

Just a thought ...

Chow away.

  1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 16, 2006 02:49 AM

    I agree, I fear certain posts are being ignored because of all the attention focused on the best/favorite themes. It would be nice if the mods would close the topic after 30 or so replies.

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    1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L
      Chris VR Aug 16, 2006 06:13 PM

      I think it's unfair to do that- if a topic is fair game it should be open to all input.

      1. re: Chris VR
        free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 17, 2006 09:10 PM

        It is also unfair to have a topic repeatedly bumped to the top and other topics ignored as it is not considered a "hot topic". Additionally, if flaming or redundancy occurs it detracts from the original post.

    2. TexasToast Aug 15, 2006 11:00 PM

      You wouldn't know BEST anything, but it is MY FAVORITE post of the say:)

      TT

      1. c
        citizenconn Aug 15, 2006 10:56 PM

        I nominate your post for BEST POST OF THE DAY.

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