For those of you who don’t know, anyone can feel free to start a game thread. Probably especially if the game includes your favourite team. But we only need one in CFL Talk and another in a team sub forum is fine as well. So first one up gets to stay.
Two seasons ago the site reliably generated a game thread on it’s own prior to games. The same occurred last season but generally the site also generated 1-3 duplicate game threads which sometimes caused confusion and which required moderator intervention in shutting down the duplicates. I don’t believe the site has generated any game threads this season. Hopefully that will change but we have no control over it.
I have started game threads from time to time as has GGirl, but that isn’t a given. We just do it if we are around and see there isn’t one. A few other members have also started game threads when they don’t see one close to game time which is great. I just want to make it clear, especially for the newer members, that they can start a game thread if they don’t see one as some may either be expecting one automatically or unsure whether they can start one. Recently a game had started without a thread active until after it had started.
Normally the game thread should be started on the same day of the game. The game thread is intended for in game discussion or game day pre game discussion. If you want to start a thread earlier in the week for discussion of the game as some team forums do that is fine as well but then give it a different game such as “ pre game discussion” rather than “ game thread”.
Hopefully this helps. There are a lot of members that don’t visit too often, many in the US, that log into the forum to join or follow a game thread and it would be nice if there is always one in existence for them to find.