I understand that.
It's just that there were 2 factors with my thread:
A. I was confident in the replies that I would get.
B. It was target-specific (it had a poll that didn't fit into the Hack Ideas thread. The Hack Ideas thread is targeted towards "hack ideas in general")
In other words, it had a poll, so it was its own standalone thread, which set it apart from the Hack Ideas thread. The Hack Ideas didn't have a poll, it was simply a conglomerate of respones to different hack ideas. My poll was about something specific. And it was related ONLY to NES multi-carts. So there was a certain individuality to it, that I felt the thread would have done fine on its own.
By merging it into this thread, by simply moving my post into this thread, which relied on my thread title to draw people into it, it killed the whole purpose of why I made that thread.
My post and poll might as well have been deleted. Because by merging it, that is kind of what it did.
Had it been left alone, it may have turned into something.
I made the same poll/thread here at Board2 (the thread is right here: http://acmlm.kafuka.org/board/thread.php?id=8746
), at it already has a total of 7 posts. And we have a General Hack Ideas thread there as well. And, that forum is always extremely inactive. Seven posts, not bad for a dead forum.
I've seen useless threads made on this forum that get 0 replies. Sometimes exceptions SHOULD be made. There was nothing wrong with my standalone thread/poll.
I'm not making a further issue out of it. I'm just making my point.