Brilliant, boring or just a thread-killer.

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    Oct 15, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    Having posted to many forum threads, I noticed something. Often, after I post my ideas, opinions, comments or observations to a thread, it will stop dead, or die quickly with few posts following. (This doesn't include the endless political party or the religion threads.)
    Are my posts so thorough as to have fully answered the OP's question?
    Are my posts so dull that no one wants to even address the topic and thread anymore?
    Are my posts so futile that they just kill the conversation entirely?
    Did I add my two cents to a dead horse (mixed metaphors notwithstanding)?
    Am I paranoid?
    Is it coincidence?

    Oh, the irony, if no one responds to this!
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    Oct 15, 2008 7:37 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidHaving posted to many forum threads, I noticed something. Often, after I post my ideas, opinions, comments or observations to a thread, it will stop dead, or die quickly with few posts following. (This doesn't include the endless political party or the religion threads.)
    Are my posts so thorough as to have fully answered the OP's question?
    Are my posts so dull that no one wants to even address the topic and thread anymore?
    Are my posts so futile that they just kill the conversation entirely?
    Did I add my two cents to a dead horse (mixed metaphors notwithstanding)?
    Am I paranoid?
    Is it coincidence?

    Oh, the irony, if no one responds to this!

    Yes to all
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    Oct 15, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidHaving posted to many forum threads, I noticed something. Often, after I post my ideas, opinions, comments or observations to a thread, it will stop dead, or die quickly with few posts following. (This doesn't include the endless political party or the religion threads.)
    Are my posts so thorough as to have fully answered the OP's question?
    Are my posts so dull that no one wants to even address the topic and thread anymore?
    Are my posts so futile that they just kill the conversation entirely?
    Did I add my two cents to a dead horse (mixed metaphors notwithstanding)?
    Am I paranoid?
    Is it coincidence?

    Oh, the irony, if no one responds to this!


    Well, worse could happen.
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    Oct 15, 2008 7:48 PM GMT
    Is this thread still going on...
    Can't it die already, I mean seriously, wasn't enough said 4 posts prior to this one?
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    Oct 15, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    Likely you gave the best and final answer. At least that is what I tell myself when I have the last post!
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    Oct 15, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    Guys are probably speechless from looking at your profile that they forget the reason they first went to the forum! Too busy checking you out they forget to answer!!
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    Oct 15, 2008 9:46 PM GMT

    I've never really noticed you on the threads before at all, i'll have to go back and look for you.....near the end, right? icon_twisted.gificon_razz.gif
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    Oct 15, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    Me too, bgcat, me too :-)
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    Oct 15, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    Underwear

    Boyfriend trouble

    Anal sex

    bisexuals (non-existence of/unicorns)

    Mahogany

    Monogamy

    Cheating

    Redheadguy

    Camping

    These are threads that will live forever.
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    You could also write what to cook a boyfriend for a dinner date! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    I have some theories:

    1) It's a matter of frequency. You're creeping up on 1,000 posts. The more topics you comment in, the more chances you have to be the end (or close to the end) of the thread.

    2) Everyone hates you. (Impossible!!!)

    3) Caslon (AKA The Don) has forbidden the rest of RJ to address you. If we want to live, we must cooperate.

    4) Your responses are confounding, and they will pick up again in a few months once people have pondered your deep words. They only SEEM dead.

    5) A glitch in the matrix.

    Hmmm.

  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 17, 2008 3:26 AM GMT
    Aw, I've killed off plenty of threads. Don't feel bad. We're like William H. Macy in 'The Cooler'.

    But threads are like doritos -- they'll make more. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    bgcat,

    I had been thinking that what you describe was happening to me.

    Yes, my initial reactions were negative (a silence conspiracy, etc.), but I've ended up with just assuming (without knowing) that what I said didn't need anything added, whether because it summed up things nicely, or was so wishy-washy-this-way-that, that the bouncing ball had no alternative but to drop like a hot potato.

    CarlosGringo
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:40 AM GMT

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  • Delivis

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    Oct 17, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    Those three things are not mutually exclusive.
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:45 AM GMT
    bg,

    If you really do have the awesome power to kill, please snuff "insulted: hit on by an ugly guy," the latest dumbest thread. Dancerjack smote it with manamana, but it lives on.
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    bgcat57 saidHaving posted to many forum threads, I noticed something. Often, after I post my ideas, opinions, comments or observations to a thread, it will stop dead, or die quickly with few posts following. (This doesn't include the endless political party or the religion threads.)
    Are my posts so thorough as to have fully answered the OP's question?
    Are my posts so dull that no one wants to even address the topic and thread anymore?
    Are my posts so futile that they just kill the conversation entirely?
    Did I add my two cents to a dead horse (mixed metaphors notwithstanding)?
    Am I paranoid?
    Is it coincidence?

    Oh, the irony, if no one responds to this!


    Well, reply and we'll see what happens.
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:48 AM GMT
    Correction: the 666 thread is currently the dumbest thread (and it may be the dumbest I've seen since I started reading the boards here over a year ago).
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:54 AM GMT
    It's happened to me a quite a few times. Usually after an abortive attempt at humor, or even worse, a serious response to the OP. Sometimes I like to think that I might have said something so horrible that nobody wants to be further associated with the thread. But sadly, it's usually because the thread naturally played itself out and I was the last one to know it.icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 4:00 AM GMT
    teapimp saidGuys are probably speechless from looking at your profile that they forget the reason they first went to the forum! Too busy checking you out they forget to answer!!
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    This happens to me icon_eek.gif I forget to answer 'cause I'm too distracted checking guys outicon_twisted.gif

    *I'm probably going to be this topic's killer icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidIt's happened to me a quite a few times. Usually after an abortive attempt at humor, or even worse, a serious response to the OP. Sometimes I like to think that I might have said something so horrible that nobody wants to be further associated with the thread. But sadly, it's usually because the thread naturally played itself out and I was the last one to know it.icon_lol.gif


    You are a terrorist who I would be proud to pal around with. Which thread should we terrorize next?
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    Oct 17, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    metropolitan said*I'm probably going to be this topic's killer icon_sad.gif


    I say nothing is more deadly to threads than lame attempt at humor by a faceless member. I will kill this thread, and you can't beat me to it.
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    Oct 17, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    dowal said
    metropolitan said*I'm probably going to be this topic's killer icon_sad.gif


    I say nothing is more deadly to threads than lame attempt at humor by a faceless member. I will kill this thread, and you can't beat me to it.


    I don't think so:


    Yes I can [kill this thread better than you icon_twisted.gif]
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    Oct 17, 2008 5:04 AM GMT
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    RBY71 saidIt's happened to me a quite a few times. Usually after an abortive attempt at humor, or even worse, a serious response to the OP. Sometimes I like to think that I might have said something so horrible that nobody wants to be further associated with the thread. But sadly, it's usually because the thread naturally played itself out and I was the last one to know it.icon_lol.gif


    You are a terrorist who I would be proud to pal around with. Which thread should we terrorize next?


    Any thread started or contributed to by anyone I find mildly annoying up to, but not limited to, those that make me want to slam Elizabeth Hasselbeck's face in a George Foreman Grill while alternately setting fire to and urinating upon a life size paper mache effigy of Ronald Reagan.
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    Oct 17, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    We're gonna be busy little extremists. Good start on this thread-- That last bit should alienate a good number of people.