I believe we defer to EastX out of general CAGly respect; He had requested the position of "Steam thread host" in the past. However, he's also a family man, so he can't contribute like a diligent CAG. (I have no idea why he wouldn't want to join in with all the referential madness that has been going on for the last few pages.) Nevertheless, EastX has contributed in many ways to the game-playing community. (For example, his Walkthrough/FAQ for Bionic Commando: Rearmed got him a nice signed image by the GRiN staff.) Plus, I believe he has kept an eye on the thread, in one form or another.
This post makes me sound like his spokesperson, so I recommend PMing the man to see where he stands on the issue.
Well, like I said, nothing against Eastx, but he isn't around to update the title and general CAGly respect is great and all, but the ultimate goal of any Deals thread is to get deals info out there. The thread title IMO is the best way to do so and I feel that our motivation to not update the OP as often as we should is in part due to the fact that no title = no interest = no use.
If the title is updated consistently for big deals, there is more motivation to keep the OP updated well.
Running the op I think is second to changing the thread title. It gets more info across with less effort. Especially things like Free Weekend games can get good attention and build the community.
Louiedog does a fine job with the threads that he maintains, but I don't wanna volunteer the guy for any jobs.
Having spent a good six weeks over the late spring/early summer being the only one who updated the OP of these steam threads, I know that it can start to be a real hassle after a while. Nobody knew I was doing it (unless they checked the update history) and they certainly weren't expecting it of me, so I was able to drop it without anybody really realizing that I wasn't doing it anymore. I certainly wouldn't have wanted the extra pressure of having people come in here and complain that the OP hadn't been updated yet.
If Louie says that he wants it, then I'll back him.
Definitely no pressure. But I will say anyone who is willing to step up I'd be more than willing to volunteer at least one day a week where I would update the OP with new dailys or midweeks, etc.