This thread isn't about you

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    Aug 20, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    I've read so many responses that are absolutely irrelevant to the OP, where the poster just talk about themselves on and on.

    Why do you do that? The thread is not about you, it's about the OP.
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:07 AM GMT
    I can only think of a few people that totally go off tangent and start talking about random shit that has nothing to do with anything.

    But for everyone else, often times people relay their personal experience to identify/relate to the OP's personal issue/question, and offer advice.
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    The problem is when they don't offer advise. Sometimes they just brag about something.

    Now that gets annoying, no?
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Yeah, of course it's annoying. But after a while, you learn to subconsciously ignore/skip their posts as you scroll through the replies. icon_biggrin.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 20, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    U OK?
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    xrichx saidYeah, of course it's annoying. But after a while, you learn to subconsciously ignore/skip their posts as you scroll through the replies. icon_biggrin.gif

    OIC, so the experience will be my best friend icon_biggrin.gif

    AMoonHawk saidU OK?


    Aww thanks so much for caring. I'm feeling better now. That made me happy dia2.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    LadyMars saidI've read so many responses that are absolutely irrelevant to the OP, where the poster just talk about themselves on and on.

    Why do you do that? This thread is not about you, it's about the OP.
    Derailing is so commonplace online... like a roller coaster for the mind! The true test of your people skills will be to get into the derailed topic, and bring the conversation back to relevance with your OP.

    Go.Od luck... be patient... damn, clouds in my coffee...icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    Did someone say... derailment?
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    ^LOL. What movie is that from?
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    xrichx said^LOL. What movie is that from?

    Final Destination 3! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    Actually, it's more than just derailing, it's about them talking talking and taaaaalking about themselves. It's me me me me me me me.

    It's like, "I'm finally sick about me talking about myself, so what do you think about me? Go ahead, I'm listening"
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:58 AM GMT
    I broke a nail.
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:16 AM GMT
    BP201 saidI broke a nail.

    This thread isn't about you
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    You didn't build this thread.
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:26 AM GMT
    You're so vain you probably think this thread is about you don't you
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou didn't build this thread.


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    Neight saidYou're so vain you probably think this thread is about you don't you


    I love that song <3
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    Aug 20, 2012 8:49 AM GMT
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    LadyMars said
    BP201 saidI broke a nail.

    This thread isn't about you
    Ironically, it is.
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    Because RJ threads are like a conversation in that they can go anywhere unless someone brings them back to the topic at hand.
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    I've often seen it happen as a diffusing tactic on a topic that was very unpleasant. It works.
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    My favorite threads derail from post to post... what's on your mind, leave an anonymous, and the long dormant social thread on a social site. icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidMy favorite threads derail from post to post... what's on your mind, leave an anonymous, and the long dormant social thread on a social site. icon_sad.gif

    those first two threads are my favorites too. i have no idea what "long dormant social thread on a social site" is though
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 20, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    I can't wait for the State Fair! I'm going to get a cute haircut and wear my yellow shorts, Hawaiian shirt and flip flops. My bf and I are going to have such a wonderful time checking out all the weird booths and eating deep fried foods on-a-stick.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Lesbians and deaf girls dress the same. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidMy favorite threads derail from post to post... what's on your mind, leave an anonymous, and the long dormant social thread on a social site. icon_sad.gif

    Derailing is fine I don't mind it.

    But I hate it when people just talk about themselves on and on and on.



    HottJoe saidI can't wait for the State Fair! I'm going to get a cute haircut and wear my yellow shorts, Hawaiian shirt and flip flops. My bf and I are going to have such a wonderful time checking out all the weird booths and eating deep fried foods on-a-stick.icon_biggrin.gif

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    This thread isn't about you


    SSJTrunks saidLesbians and deaf girls dress the same. icon_eek.gif

    wrong thread