Right, I know NEAT-O is some sort of NB tradition dating back to before my time here, but I don’t really understand its appeal.
When one story dominates the news, e.g. Savile, phone hacking, Leveson etc. then we get a flood of subs all on the same subject. People generally seem to agree that this is a bad thing. But NEAT-O is quite popular, despite it actively encouraging a flood of subs on the same subject.
I don’t really see the difference between the two situations, but one is seen as being bad and the other good. Am I missing something?