Originally Posted by symbv
Either way, please just use the new thread for it. I'm not going to say I fully agree that there needs to be any separation, but neither do I disagree vehemently enough to simply refuse their request. As long as it can still be posted (in the next thread down in the sticky list) it's fine. There's some overlap between the two topics but they do tend to come at different times (data on Tuesday/Thursday, rest of the week tends to be speculation-related). Plus there are times I've held off on posting something speculation-related because it felt a little too trivial, or maybe I felt like I'd posted too much of that between official data posts - but there's no real worry if there's a dedicated thread for it. Not saying we need hourly updates on every shift in the numbers or anything, but it does loosen things up a bit. Plus it helps keep the post count from getting too bloated if we spread it out. These forums are, as anyone using it regularly knows, prone to performance hiccups, for which trying to find something in an 1100 post thread is not really ideal (especially for those who prefer linear, though I use threaded).
But most importantly this has been a rather civil/friendly thread for a couple years now, so I don't want hard feelings/arguments to affect that over something that has a decent if perhaps imperfect solution. Let's just call that the end of the debate.