it bothers me that there's a tonne of discussion hiding in the depths of GD/ED that newcomers to the NHC aren't aware of. some of the simpsons discussion hiding here has an intellectual rigor that's unmatched by almost any discussion at almost any forum i've visited. these discussions should be catalogued and celebrated because they are genuine assets to this website. not only that, but if they were freely available then we could use them as references and starting points for new discussions.
it bothers me that it takes so much effort to find these discussions. the search function is all well and good but it could be quicker. i have a possible solution. maybe it would be a good idea to have a sort of catalogue of the important and noteworthy threads in GD/ED. i'm thinking something like an encyclopedia of the simpsons, as the NHC sees it. i envision a thread with multiple sections, or chapters, or what have you, where each chapter corresponds to a particular topic. kind of like the r&r archive but where seasons are replaced with sections. for instance, one section could be entitled "notable debates", and in that section a selection of notable debates at the NHC could be listed, maybe with a very brief synopsis. another section could be entitled "problems with the jean era", and in that section would be threads that contain notable discussion about problems with the jean era.
a hall of fame of noteworthy threads, i guess.
what i seek is:
*interest - am i alone in thinking this is a good idea?
*moderator interest - if there is sufficient interest then i think the thread would be useless unless stickied by a moderator
*organisational ideas - how would we determine what is noteworthy? a panel? a leader? free addition to the archive whenever a user sees fit?
*threads - after expressions of interest then we'd need to start hunting for threads
thank you for your time