Quote:I would imagine they're simply closing the topic so they can sift through the questions they have w/o worrying about new ones taking their place.
Also the mundanity of the recent BR discussion is pretty funny.
I know right. The simple fact of the matter is that BR and DMR may not even be terms used to classify weapons 500 years from now (in an alternate universe). Questions like that are why catalog is overloaded. I mean you cannot even use that for updating the wikies (like you could for most of the questions asked in bulk at the end.
As for catching up on queries...
I do think a better system should be put in place. Their seems to be a large camp of narcissists that think we shouldn't limit how many queries are posted, so aside from reiterating tactics I already stated (5 queries per post, 2 post a day max) I will leave it alone.
However, we could do other things. Maybe having a system as follows....
-You MUST put a low priority tag on your initial query. Not doing so should have it discounted.
-If you take interest in an already posted but still unanswered query then you may quote the query and upgrade it to a standard query (query has to be in the same data drop, as to not have people going and dredging up old queries)
-if a third person takes interest, then he can request an upgrade to High. If someone seconds that the post is updated (the person who seconds the change from standard to high cannot be anyone that has previosly upped the query "one vote per person").
An example follows............
This kind of (only important if others think so too) system would work well because even if overload occurs (which it will inevitably do), we can just choose who we want to ignore and who not to. Even downgrading Standard queries or objecting to queries that are pending a second. Although once it reaches "High" it cannot be demoted by standard users.