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Inaba and Taichi they're so cute together in Michi Random.
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1. Shinichi Kudo × Ran Mouri (Detective Conan)
2. Kirito × Asuna (Sword Art Online)
3. Touma Kamijou × Mikoto Misaka ( A Certain Magical Index)
4. Koyomi Araragi × Hitagi Senjougahara (Bakemonogatari)
5. Syaoran Li × Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
6. Ryuji Takasu × Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
7. Kyosuke Kosaka × Kuroneko (Ore no Imouto)
8. Haru Yoshida × Shizuku Mizutani (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun)
9. Tomoya Okazaki × Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)
10. Haruhi Suzumiya × Kyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

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Posted 6/5/13 , edited 6/5/13

alexwithcandy wrote:
Why thank you ^.^ locked the old one!


Why is this not ritualistically done in favor of just wiping the newly born thread off the map? I understand there's a strict "no duplicate" rule, but it seems less pretentious to allow the new thread (written by someone who will probably be attentive to it) to survive and lock/delete the old as opposed to deleting the new one and then confusing the hell out of everyone who has already posted in it thus far who are looking for discussion? A thread that has fallen hundreds of pages back is a dead thread, original or not.

In any case...favorite anime couple definitely comes down to two different pairings, one for cutness, and the other for hilariousness.



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Posted 6/5/13 , edited 6/5/13

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alexwithcandy wrote:
Why thank you ^.^ locked the old one!


Why is this not ritualistically done in favor of just wiping the newly born thread off the map? I understand there's a strict "no duplicate" rule, but it seems less pretentious to allow the new thread (written by someone who will probably be attentive to it) to survive and lock/delete the old as opposed to deleting the new one and then confusing the hell out of everyone who has already posted in it thus far who are looking for discussion? A thread that has fallen hundreds of pages back is a dead thread, original or not.


Usually when the old gets locked instead of the new it's because there hasn't been much recent activity in the old one, or the new one was launched in such a way that it's already generating a higher quality of content than the old one. That doesn't seem to have been the case here, so I don't know why it was done that way (as I'm likely to have been the one who reported this, I can say that I also expected the new one to be the one deleted.)

The reason, I think, for not always deleting an older thread with recent activity in favor of a brand new one is to avoid a lot of small separate threads on the same topic. By encouraging people to use the current thread instead of creating a new one, you encourage an ongoing conversation in one thread, and also a better resource for people who are looking for that information--instead of having to read a bunch of threads with just a few posts each (most of which are in the closed section and thus harder to find), they have one big thread to wander through. I've found it pretty fun to look at some of those which have remained active over a long period of time--going back to early posts started a few years ago, and seeing what people said then, and then looking at the recent posts in the thread--what's the same? what's different? It's all there in one place.
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Posted 6/5/13 , edited 6/5/13

lorreen wrote:


zipzo wrote:


alexwithcandy wrote:
Why thank you ^.^ locked the old one!


Why is this not ritualistically done in favor of just wiping the newly born thread off the map? I understand there's a strict "no duplicate" rule, but it seems less pretentious to allow the new thread (written by someone who will probably be attentive to it) to survive and lock/delete the old as opposed to deleting the new one and then confusing the hell out of everyone who has already posted in it thus far who are looking for discussion? A thread that has fallen hundreds of pages back is a dead thread, original or not.


Usually when the old gets locked instead of the new it's because there hasn't been much recent activity in the old one, or the new one was launched in such a way that it's already generating a higher quality of content than the old one. That doesn't seem to have been the case here, so I don't know why it was done that way (as I'm likely to have been the one who reported this, I can say that I also expected the new one to be the one deleted.)

The reason, I think, for not always deleting a recent old one in favor of a recent new one is to avoid a lot of small separate threads on the same topic. By encouraging people to use the current thread instead of creating a new one, you encourage an ongoing conversation in on thread, and also a better resource for people who are looking for that information--instead of having to read a bunch of threads with just a few posts each (most of which are in the closed section and thus harder to find), they have one big thread to wander through. I've found it pretty fun to look at some of those which have remained active over a long period of time--going back to early posts started a few years ago, and seeing what people said then, and then looking at the recent posts in the thread--what's the same? what's different? It's all there in one place.


I'm curious of this however...because usually a thread dies because the conversation has concluded or nobody is interested any longer. A new thread usually generates new interest. Even if the mods were so kind as to flop the old thread back on to the front page for everyone who gets their post deleted, people generally ignore threads full of posts that are outdated or full of irrelevant information and opinions of people in the past. It's just a common forum mindset.

On many forums (I'd actually say it's a regularity) it's a strict rule to not revive old threads for exactly this reason, which lends credence to people having this mindset...yet CR promotes it. This is commonly referred to as "necro"-ing.

Cheers to CR for trying to be different in this regard but I just don't get why it's a "total nightmare" (taken from mod post in music section). I guess I'm venting frustration with having a post deleted that I put time and effort in to writing, when the existing post had an obscure name, and my post wasn't even at least pasted in to the old one, nor was I given a link to the old one. You can understand how that might be frustrating, right?

Another couple I adore...

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Sorry if you saw the many repeats of this post--technical problem; well actually me getting insufficient feedback after pressing the Post button, so it looked like I hadn't posted so I just kept pressing Post. Dumb, I know. I've now deleted them.

On topic:

This couple (of friends) is one of my favorites:



I like the complex relationship between the two Nanas.

Off-topic to zipzo:

If you have more questions and concerns like this, I'd suggest PMing a mod, rather than continuing in thread. There's a list of them at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/staff (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see them.)
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