I was tempted o respond much earlier than this but decided to wait and see where it went.
I am a IT idiot so can have no useful input into the logistics of cropping verses no cropping.
I believe that there have been some classic threads that are now lost for all time. It would be a shame to lose more. (remember Varp)
If at all possible, I would love to see these classics preserved. Perhaps, as mentioned before, in an archived secion?
Like Ross, (Meoldchina) I try to put as much usefull information into my trip reports as I can think of at the time, partially for my future reference but mostly to assist others in making decisions re where & when to fish.
I see also that the 'do it your self' section has been cropped. The fact that some of my posts were cropped does not concern me at all. Most of this information is saved on my hard drive. My point is, that there was a wealth of information in this section that is now lost. A quick and ready reference for those newer members to peruse. Certainly, each and every DIY could be improved but would it not be easier to improve a concept if one had access to the original idea?
Thats my two bobs worth anyway.