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?