I read, and have read, the titles of most threads over twelve years now. I, and many others, though not all, do this by reading New Posts. I miss some, those caught by mods early as spam. Thank goodness/mods.
If I am not interested in some word threads, I'll down them. If I am not interested in spam threads, I'll report. If I am not clear on those, I'll down them, sometimes report.
Since I use a2k by reading just about everything at a glance, I see four or five pages of threads run by my eyes per day. I get rid of topics of no interest, no insult meant, so that if I want to review, I don't have to see ........... again.
This is usual for some of us.
Meantime, re posts, which, dalehileman, are not the same as threads, I'm more particular.
I don't like myself or anyone else down thumbing re disagreement, please argue instead. I try not to do that unless
the poster is a repetitive troll, arguably hard to define, but I'll take my own view.
Alternately, I thumb up for well worked out arguments, even if I disagree, at least some of the time,
The alternative to this kind of moderation is to hire, for serious pay, moderators to be watchers, a process many boards tried early on.
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