Donald wrote: Who, after all, wants to go review a 50-page thread to see if someone already covered a point before one tries to make that point.
You can add me to the column of people who do not understand how lots of little threads vs. one big one affects this problem. Now instead of checking in one place, you have to check 50 different places. It's the same number of posts, they're just in more locations.
Regardless, is this something people do?
Do you actually bother to check if the point you want to make right now has already been made elsewhere in the past?