Moderator's note: I'll be closing this thread soon as it's already reached 185 pages. I have read that larger threads cause slowdown in vBulletin as well as other forums packages. I haven't tracked down specifics yet, but I'd like to err on the side of caution.
Therefore, I'm instituting a forums-wide limit of 100 pages (1,000 posts) for all live topics, effective today (July 28, 2011). This will affect very few threads (the Word Association threads and the CGA General Forum Introductions thread are the only threads that come to mind).
SoE/SOE Main Moderators: Since vBulletin, to my knowledge, does not include a "close thread after x number of posts" feature, I'll be relying on you to close threads when they reach 100 pages. A few posts early or late won't be an issue, but it's important we don't have another 185-page thread as there is evidence on other forums that very large threads slow down the forums as a whole.