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Dec 13, 2009 02:19 PM

what defines a sticky thread.

I am not sure why a topic becomes a sticky thread. What is the definition of a sticky thread, how long does it last and what determines what topic becomes a sticky topic? thanks!

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  1. We sticky threads that contain announcements or information that Chowhounds should be able to find easily on an ongoing basis. How long a topic is stickied for depends on the nature of the topic. There are permanent stickied threads that provide information about the site, such as our Posting Etiquette, "About This Board" explanations on the topical boards, and recommendations for getting the most out of regional boards (e.g., "New to the SF Bay Board?"). On the Home Cooking board, the index thread for the current Cookbook of the Month is stickied, and we will sticky announcements about chowdowns/meetups on the local boards when members ask us to (see for info on organizing these). Other stickied topics you may occasionally see include special features like Ask the Expert threads on the topical boards.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      thanks, perhaps it is just me, but there seems to be an increase in topics that are considered 'sticky", for example there are currently 23 sticky topics in home cooking-a huge increase from the two or three I usually see there and none of them seem to meet the definition you just posted.I am not counting cookbook of the month. Have certain moderators expanded the definition of what determines a sticky topic?

      1. re: karenfinan

        No, that's just a bug. For some browsers in some time zones, recent posts will appear in the sticky section without actually being sticky.

        1. re: The Chowhound Team

          ok, thanks, any plans to fix the bug? at least that explans it.