Well It's one thread for discussing the upcoming and home to owners when it happens. You can't win, you try and make 1 thread to cover multiple topics, people complain, you make many topics, mods complain.
Solution that will keep everyone happy, no topics of this nature will get made by me, and then no-one can complain!
Batwing: Not at all bothered by the threads existence. My thoughts were something along the lines of where can I skip beyond the speculation? In a new thread after release seems tidier, in the event a speculation thread is many pages long before release.
freitasm: Just keep SEPARATE topics. One for "Upcoming XYZ" and one for "XYZ OWNERS". Huge difference it makes, young padawan.
networkn: I fail how to see how a few of these every few months are more annoying that the 20 posts a day "My internet speeds are slow".
I tried with the S3 thread to make a note in the original post to note the start of the owners posting, but I couldn't.
freitasm: Just request a thread to be unlocked. There's a button for that.
I'm changing the topic on the PS4 thread now.
networkn: Well I'm done creating them then. The PS4 thread was created less than *1* day before the official announcement and I thought it would be good, because people could share their speculation and build some excitement.
NZtechfreak: Just to be clear:
* I wasn't saying/implying/inferring anything about the people starting these threads, these threads have been going this way for a little while now and I can totally see why people would post the threads given already existing examples.
* I was trying to make the point that these threads have a deleterious effect on the owner/user discussions later - making relevant information harder to access isn't an assistance to the community. It seems others have found this to be the case also. I thought perhaps a discussion on that could help clarify how we all feel about that.
* I was proposing to keep these threads separate. That isn't the same as proposing a massive proliferation of separate discussion threads on the same devices. Up to a point aggregating discussions is helpful, past a certain point it becomes unhelpful.
Apologies to anyone who felt I was having a go at them personally, not my intention.