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Thread death

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PetShopBoy88, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. PetShopBoy88

    PetShopBoy88 Active Member

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    Isn't thread death weird? I think it is. I'm relatively new to forums, so I haven't really gotten used to the fact that one day you could be in a heated debate or a popular discussion, and next day it will just end! Often, it will end with a question, because people assumed it would keep going on, but it doesn't. Nothing ever ends logically. I find that very strange.
     
  2. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    Hehee, it helps if you don't take a linear approach! :)

    (I had to post in this thread- the irony would've killed me, otherwise!)
     
  3. Kungfuzed

    Kungfuzed Student Nurse

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    People just get distracted with other threads and it gets buried. People usually don't look beyond the first page of threads. Once in a while I'll go looking through past threads and ressurect one that I think needs further discussion. Thats got me thinking, I wonder if there's a thread named Lazerus...
     
  4. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    OOo! Timely! :D
     
  5. BFD_Zayl

    BFD_Zayl Well-Known Member

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    It feels even more weird if your the last poster in the thread.
     
  6. PureX

    PureX Veteran Member

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    Yes. I feel that I have killed many threads as I was the last one to post. And I have no idea why no one continued the conversation. It makes me a little self-conscious, sometimes. Then I remember that I don't care. *smile*
     
  7. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I'm the same way! I often joke that I kill threads.
     
  8. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    Yeah, when I first started, I felt like I was the ultimate thread killer. But Gentoo pointed out that everyone experiences that. :)
     
  9. tcprowling

    tcprowling Junior Member

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    OMG Then It's not just me! I have often put up a thread that I think will work and get heaps of responses only to find it dies. I start thinking I am going too deep. Especial if you see For example a thread titled what colour underpants are most attractive to women get eleventeen throusand and yet ( Again an example ) a thread titled say How would you go about bringing peace to the world get 3 replies and then dies LOL
     
  10. Kungfuzed

    Kungfuzed Student Nurse

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    Ok. Last one to post in this thread is a rotten egg! :p
     
  11. Gentoo

    Gentoo The Feisty Penguin

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    That pretty much goes for me too :)
     
  12. RevOxley_501

    RevOxley_501 Well-Known Member

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    people just move on, or they forget...

    usually i forget about a thread i was enjoying, or lose it or something...so it dies.






    another forum oddity, is you can have a hated enemy on one thread and a best friend on the next.
     
  13. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    As far as my attitude about killing threads goes, I'm often flattered when I end up with the last post on a thread -- particularly if it's on a debate forum. It makes me think that nobody could come up with any response to my superlative argument! What really makes me feel self-conscious is when I start a thread and nobody responds. It's like walking into a room and saying, "Hi, everybody!" and everybody just glances over at you and then goes back to what they were doing. You feel so invisible!
     
  14. PetShopBoy88

    PetShopBoy88 Active Member

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    Like when I took on the mormons. Bwahahaha!! Just kidding.
     
  15. tcprowling

    tcprowling Junior Member

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    Alot of my opening posts are just random thoughts that cross my mind during the day ( Yeah I know I spend too much time on my own) With that in mind it is fair to say I post more just out of interest rather then a passionate belief in the topics i post. As a result of this i will often leave a members response to my OP for other members to pick up on. Occassionally I will add a comment of my own to try and stir things up (Don't read that as flaming).
    a lot of the time I find that my thread just gets buried and dies. Not that people don't have an opinion on the subject it's like someone has already said they will read the first page active posts and reply to those topics!
    I will often check out post made
    2-4 hours ago to see if there is something that interests me there
     
  16. zenzero

    zenzero Its only a Label

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    Friend PETSHOPBOY,
    one has to understand nature itself. Nature carries on its own but follows its own laws or natural laws like
    what goes up, comes down
    Ni\ght follows day
    death follows birth
    etc.
    similarly if one studies religion deeply one will come to the understand that it is the mind which is both the problem and the solution of human sufferings and salvation both.
    Mind is like a lake or any body of water which has waves or ripples which are thoughts in the mind. Once the lake stills the reflection of the moon or ones face becomes crystal clear simalarly when the mind is still without ripples [thoughts] the TRUTH is clearly visible.
    Mind is always active and to still/quieten the mind is what every religion has been trying to get across but only a very handful has been able to understand and realise the truth.
    similarly when a POST starts [born] it has to close [die] natural laws.
    Love & rgds
     
  17. PetShopBoy88

    PetShopBoy88 Active Member

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    Yeah, that's a good point. But the point I was making, was that the deaths are always so unnatural. They'll just be going on full swing and suddenly nobody will post in them ever again. And it's interesting that often the last post will be a question, and then it seems nobody can be arsed to answer it, even though even hours ago they were fired up about it.
     
  18. Mercy Not Sacrifice

    Mercy Not Sacrifice Well-Known Member

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    My god. I feel the EXACT same way!
     
  19. fullyveiled muslimah

    fullyveiled muslimah Evil incarnate!

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    I've killed many a thread. I'm with katzpur though. Depending on the argument at hand and how it was going, if I'm the last poster it makes me feel like I "won" the debate. Which I know is lame becasue I suck at true debating and would loose one to a debate master. It is also weird how a seemingly interesting thread will just get like two posts, and then tomorrow when you wanna go back to it, you can't remember if it was in general religious debates, general debates, or comparative religions.

    Another thing I find amusing is when certain parts of the forum will be hot and everybody's clamoring to post there, and other parts of the forum will be boring for a while, like it's not good enough.
     
  20. fullyveiled muslimah

    fullyveiled muslimah Evil incarnate!

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    Uh Oh..............c'mon people post post post......
     
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