For those unclear on the definition: desktop threads involve, at their simplest, people sharing screenshots of or writing about how they've configured their computer in specific ways. This could be anything from custom programs they've written to cut windows in two, self-made window managers, or simply gifs/screenshots showing what their desktop looks like.
Some setups involve a lot of spent time and effort, and can spawn 100+ comments related to discussion around their configurations and setup. However, as there is effectively zero barrier to entry in taking a screenshot, it can also result in many low-effort setups (e.g. people just changing their wallpaper) or dozens of near identical setups which encourage little discussion.
Similarly, while many posters will happily answer questions about their exact setup and e.g. supply their
.vimrc config file to inquisitive users, it is also a problem when posters do not engage with commenters, only providing an image of their current setup and contributing nothing further - preventing much further discussion.
There was one previous post on ~comp which was effectively a desktop thread here, and it seems to have had a positive reaction and spawned some relatively high-quality discussion. However, given that Tildes is supposed to primarily be about text-based content and high-quality posts/discussion, and desktop threads can potentially be the polar opposite of that, I thought I'd ask for other's opinions on whether future desktop threads would be a good fit for and/or welcome on Tildes.