It is the only time now that forums get lively for a short while. At least makes a change to see posts actually about LC
rather than random ones posted in wrong forum about silliness.
I rarely start a thread on something and tend to more respond to others. However lets just say when players are passionate about a certain issue I prefer not to take away their freedom to make their own thread. After all it is their forums.
Yes sometimes there are slightly near to repeat discussions and it is nice to politely show the other post covering it.
We can say to players yes please have a look to see if anyone has already posted on something, but it should just be a polite request or linking ones own thread on the issue in their post.
Some of the posts are however specific to that players own request and vary somewhat from another post.
I have witnessed this dictating before and it is not nice. A happy medium where players are guided in the direction of another post that they missed is good though. When I have put a link in someones post to another thread on the same issue (not necessarily mine) often they say ah missed that and thanks.
There are ways and means of encouraging as half the time a poster has just thought of something that has upset them and posted without looking.
The forums tend to be so quiet now anyway and as I said, even although sometimes repetition is boring quoting your own answer from one thread to another, most players (not all) I dont think do intentionally just to start their own thread.
As I said before at least these complaining threads are about LC
and it usually hots up for short while after a patch. One does not need to respond to each thread but sometimes complaining is therapeutic
and they just need to get it out of their systems hehe.