Originally Posted by Fat Oglemi
I don't like them. IMO Placeholder threads serve no purpose, other than to say "Ha this is mine, I beat y'all to it, now I'm going to let this sit here for about a month to be a constant reminder to me to work on it but I probably won't." Having both a reservation thread and placeholder threads is really really redundant.
IMO, threads should only be made when they are ready for QC and they should be a full skeleton. If you post a thread before that it should just get deleted because they clutter the forums and only allow people to pc++ by letting them post possible "ideas" for sets instead of actually critiquing the sets that are there.
I realize cosmicexplorer and Alaka are neck-deep in Placeholder threads already in VGC 2012, but if we could keep them out of the other sub-forums that'd be fantastic.
What do the other moderators think?
I am not a C&C moderator so my opinion might not be relevant or needed, so feel free to delete my post or disregard it if it is out of place.
I dont agree with Oglemi that placeholder posts are really quite (not fully) useless. Admittedly, they just clutter up the forum and have no real purpose. I looked at the VGC sub forums and the enitre last page consists entirely of placeholder threads which have been posted a month earlier but have still gotten only like one set up or such. But I digress since the relevant forum moderators would be better placed to comment. Also I would like to state that they are not fully useless since they make managing the reservation thread easier since it is quite easy to post a reservation with a link to a placeholder. Otherwise people would have to post in the reservation thread first, get the skeleton ready and then post the link to the thread.
I would suggest that placeholder threads which have remained in that state for a long time (2 weeks, ? I dunno) be deleted rather than the entire concept be banned, since they are actually useful.