Originally Posted by koland
Perhaps I am misunderstanding - but how does this lower the workload on moderators, as the thread title updates will have to continue at the same pace ... unless the moderators anticipate fewer posts and therefore fewer changes?
Not fewer posts, but fewer threads. Before the change, every update to an affiliate thread would have been a thread on its own, with a title that needs to be changed to reflect updates. Now, that workload is off the moderators and on the person maintaining the thread. So there has been a certain shift, from that point of view.