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Please post one question per thread

Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
The subject says it all.
This is a humble request from your friendly moderator. I have seen some people posting anywhere from 2 to 8 questions per thread. I am not saying doing so is bad, but too many questions under one thread dilutes the scope of any discussion. Often times such posts have misleading titles - do you like it when the title says 'Question about threads' and the post actually has three questions about Strings?... ..Not really, right? If you observe carefully, historically such posts with many questions in it have attracted little or no response. The fact is, no one likes them because of noise and cacophony.
It has been proven beyond doubt that human mind cannot juggle more than four things at the same time!. One question per thread is highly desirable, and IMO it attracts more attention, enables highly focussed discussion and benefits others to selectively read the posts they are interested in( like me ).
For the benefit of all, lets try to follow this etiquette...
Thank you all,
[This message has been edited by Ajith Kallambella (edited August 23, 2000).]

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Harry Chawla
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 97
That makes sense Ajith...
I'm all for it.
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Just trying to get everyone's attention again....

I agree. Here's the link:
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