I don't have a problem with it Juggernaut. My only concern is that good stories might get lost if a lot of people make replies. Then people may end up trawling through lots of posts they've already read, in order to find the start of a news story that they haven't. I also think people tend to react more to specific topics, for example:'Motorhead pull out of Irish tour' that tends to jump out at people more and people may miss the information if it get buried in a thread.
I'm not trying to shoot you down in flames Juggernaut (even if it sounds as though I am) I'm all for a tidier forum with less pointless posts. By all means give it a go it might work out o.k.