There are some members who would prefer to have their comments in their particular threads. If they do, and state that, then please, leave those comments intact.
Maybe we need a poll, because I personally, along w/ a HUGE # the guys who have posted their collection photos don't like to have to troll through pages of comment/question posts just to see someone's collection photos. Isn't that what pm's & posts in other topics are for? I know the main reason I originally spent hours and hours deleting the garbage posts out of member's collection photos threads were due to the shear number of requests I had to do so. There were TONS of removed/broken images, questions that could have been answered in "OtherToys," and comments like " " etc. If we want members to take the time to post photos of their collections and the majority of members want it clean and nice to navigate for viewing collection photos I think a poll is the way to go to have this rule amended or dropped completely. That is the right way to do it, rather than have a couple of members whine about wanting comments when the majority (at least when I took the initiative to clean it up) don't.
First hand, I am gonna tell ya...of all the toy sites I have frequented the longer a site is active the worse the collection photo areas get. They get to the point that there are more useless posts than photos, then members just plain stop looking at them because it is an eye sore and takes to long to navigate.
If we aren't gonna have that universal rule for all, then I will not be bothering to keep it cleaned up because that would be a waste of my time. I guess I don't see why one of the many other topics on this board or pms aren't options for members to ask questions or just comment on people's collections.
I see where you are coming from, but at the same point, it's up to the users to post their collection. There have been one or two people who have asked that user comments remain in their collection threads, since they enjoy the inline feedback. So for those who want it, I don't see why they shouldn't be able to have it. They are taking the time and effort to photograph and post their images, so I don't see it as an issue.
There was/is a lot of clean up work that you guys did in this section, but even with that, if a handful of people posting their collection like to keep the browser's comments, then that is one less thread to maintain.
You're making the assumption that if a small number of users wish to allow comments in their specific thread, that everyone else will too, and it'll create more work and that we'll be right back to where it was before. Not necessarily. I think the majority of collection posters like their respective threads free of comments and appreciate all the work that it takes to keep them pruned. But to tell a few people that they can take the time to post their collections, but that they absolutely cannot have any user comments in there is wrong.
This is a user driven board, and once it stops being that, it will be dead. Can't have a community without interested members.
So for the few who wish to allow comments, please state in bold type in your first post that you would wish to include user comments, but for those who don't or don't care, just do nothing. And when the mods come in to prune comments, if the first post says to leave them in, then they can just skip over that topic.
To be honest, the best solution will be when I add an inline gallery. Then we can have our cake and eat it too!