Would you like to see the guy above you create an original forum topic for a change...

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    Jul 21, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    ...instead of the vacuous, banal, barrage of affirmation-seeking posts that appear here.
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    Jul 21, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    thomeiza said...instead of the vacuous, banal, barrage of affirmation-seeking posts that appear here.


    below
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    Jul 21, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    Yes Mikeinslc, please enlighten us icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 24, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    Odds are that the next poster will answer "no." I create original forum topics but few people read them:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1699948
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1058891
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1576473
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/794295
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1535905/

    Been thinking of pandering for cheap views requiring less of readers with appreciation threads and titles like "Amy Winehouse Dead" and "Bacon!"
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    Jul 24, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    Well. c'mon, it's OK to seek affirmation. . . what's so bad about that??

    Those threads. . . are, yes, affirming. . . generally positive. . . make people feel good. . . boost endorphin production. . . can kickstart a relationship. . .

    I don't see the harm.

    Besides. . . I used to contribute fairly heavily to the more serious threads. . politics, religion, environment, the state of the world . . . I'd write really thoughtful, and I dare say, intelligent and well-crafted posts. . . and I could've sworn, at least once or twice or maybe three times, I said something even clever or pungent or at least worth commenting on. . .

    And 99.9% of the time, nothing, nada, zip, hardly any response at all. . . I got the impression no one read them.

    So screw that. I stopped, more or less. Why waste time writing posts that hardly anybody reads?

    And now pretty much all I contribute to are the "guy above you" threads (for reasons listed above). It's fast, they still allow you to meet people and make friends here, and it takes way less time.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jul 24, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    I agree with Little Dude here....I see nothing wrong in self affirmation threads. In reality, they are a lot of fun to read.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jul 24, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    Like he said he does a good job on serious or goofy topics so little dude is all good.
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI used to contribute fairly heavily to the more serious threads. . politics, religion, environment, the state of the world . . . I'd write really thoughtful, and I dare say, intelligent and well-crafted posts. . . and I could've sworn, at least once or twice or maybe three times, I said something even clever or pungent or at least worth commenting on. . .

    And 99.9% of the time, nothing, nada, zip, hardly any response at all. . . I got the impression no one read them.

    So screw that. I stopped, more or less. Why waste time writing posts that hardly anybody reads?.

    Thanks! That was pretty helpful, actually. Though probably not the outcome the OP was hoping for.