Is there any reason that teafor2 and obit posters cannot put all their posts in one thread per year on each board they post in? They still get to share data which is in fact searchable.
Is this suggestion which accommodates both views harmful to that sharing of data? Or does each link to the teafor2 site or each obit really need its own individual thread for some other reason? While I guess you could maintain that each such post would not be as easily browseable, that is the point some of us are making with the opposite view. Plus I would think most persons who find such a post valuable to their research find it by searching.
As an alternative, despite the fact it could greatly increase the number of boards, perhaps Acom/RW could allow the hierarchical directory to be extended further past a geographical or surname board so that each could have a dedicated sub-board for such postings. While this *might* increase maintenance for Acom somehow for the software/website, the number of posts an admin has to manage would still be the same.
While your postings most often seem to defend the way things are and have been around here and on RW, that only works if the original design took into account every eventual usage possible, which obviously is not the case. So it is reasonable that adaptations should occasionally be made. And my suggestion of data postings being made in one thread for each type of data per board per year (so there would be an obit thread, a teafor2 thread per board, etc.), seems to be such a reasonable adaptation that takes into account the wishes of both camps of users here, *unless* there is some over-riding reason that each such link or obit needs its very own thread.