I'm in the camp that says one of the biggest UX benefits of this board is that all player info is in one thread. It makes search so much easier and fewer posts fall off the first page because of three posts about Michael Thomas. The topics that end up meriting their own thread sort themselves out and really only a handful of stories a year deserve it.
Like the Waller thread IMO is the kind of thing that starts to clutter up the board. Where does it end? Thread for Cousins has Covid? Thread for Kadarius Toney running with the 1s what does it mean? Thread for Barkley might hold out?
The reality is there are other places people can and should go if they want to engage in off the wall ad hoc conversations. Like many here I'm sure I'm on Reddit which is as opposite from the SP as it can be as far as how threads are organized. They are far more emphermal.
The SP is the perfect complement to that. You say that new people come to the board and it seems insane. I say that's a user onboarding issue.
This is a great system that once people use it and understand you see the power of having all the talk about a player in on thread. IMO you would be removing the SP's one true USP and competitive advantage that is has over every other FF site if you move away from this.
Thanks. I do fully get and understand that. I'm saying that advantage for some is a huge disadvantage for way more. That a thread title talking about Saquon Barkley off PUP and a discussion about how trustable far outweighs the database all threads in one place with a bland or bad title side.
And for sure, it's not a slam dunk. I just think the more descriptive title side is stronger. I also am not a fan at all of the "you need a complicated onboarding process to let people understand what you're doing here" angle. I'm much more in the "The site that is most clear and understandable will win". In my opinion, and it's just my opinion, the more descriptive titles is the latter. And I'd love to see us do more of that.