May 13, 2006
Mega Thread

A MegaThread is a forum-like discussion that has grown out of bounds.

Small discussions add colorful life to a wiki page. They show how real people react to the content and so give examples how visitors can join in.

Big discussions need refactoring. A good refactoring is a lot of work for a specialist who understands the topic and the social situation of the contributors. Such specialists are rare. MegaThreads should be avoided.