That reason being data storage and processing power.
The core argument being made of lower bump limits is to produce more CONTENT. That is threads and posts.
The issue being people who already invested time and energy lose their investment and have to restart over.
This is good for image board sites that have lots of users all the time even bots and shills and shit
. Because the content per 1,000 users per board is about half that with much of it junk, some of it interesting, some meta, some decent, many bad, and a few great posts (which then spawn meta and more posts).
Right here and now this website doesn't have that kind of traffic. You don't need to dive through many multiple piles of garbage to find some awesome things.
Other sites 'made' generals to hold up something for longer, because it was somewhat 'important' somehow.>b-but generals a shit?!
Yes, because most posts there are absolute GARBAGE
Longer bump limits does two things solidly coherent discussion and ideas arise and can span over time. That favors Better Posts inside of threads.
Consider a hypothetical larger userbase that posted once every three seconds.
The flow of threads increase to a large degree, the most important/entertaining/bait stick around with more time because of more shit posts while other lesser threads fall off.
Not every thread is a hit, nor do they all stand the test of time, sometimes they run out of steam due to lacking CONTENT.
If you made threads with bump limits of three posts we would be speeding by like any other site. But it's three fucking posts before another post that is near identical has to be made again.
Now if this site had the same to roughly the same bump limit as other places you find similar issues cropping up still.
Now consider a forum that has 'no bump limit' they usually don't endlessly continue living for decades. They die when the topic is exhausted or killed.
Some topics last nearly forever, which is also a containment 'thread/forum/discussion'. How do places like that survive?
By users posting new shit. Just like other image board sites much of it is crap.
One other thing other image board site(s) have is inducting newfags into the fold, which means reposting the best of the best content and arguments and images and ect. Yeah there's lurk moar newfag, but at some point the newfag is going to post something and it'll be ripped apart.
If too many newfags aren't properly assimilated a 'newfag' culture emerges. This occurs with shills and glowie posters as well. They are distinct.<What about this website?
Due to the roughly consistent nature of interests there isn't monsoons of newfags and redditors and shitbags.>Oh boy let's go get all those faggots so they can shit up the place and content will happen!
Not so fast, see the various boards have varying interests, but usually have a userbase that spans them all (more or less) leading to a total website culture of /mlpol/.net
Having people pour more time and energy and effort leads to diminishing returns, as new things sprout from new stuff (even if it's crap). Which is why specific boards (/tv/ /pol/) on other websites produce more stuff.
Now that mlp:fim ran its course there is fewer new stuff, especially fewer external new stuff.>What about /a/?
Everyone would have to also be interested of the same content for more meme like content to properly sprout.
Which is the whole nature of /mlpol/ in the first place.
The whole thing with /pol/ boards is dealing with both newfags and shills and glowies. Which means recapping posts and education by entertainment.
Because common false truths are ripped apart again and again. The content is in the variety of ways falsehoods are ripped apart.
Until the whole monsoon of bots, newfags, shills and glowies.
Even then it's retreading the same ground over and over.