This is purely a curiosity question. I'm interested to see how other people feel about phrases like "I'm leaving this thread." Or "I won't be back in this thread."
I dabble across many forums, some of which get more heated than others. (Think political or religious type heated.) On some of these forums, it seems commonplace for one or more people to make their last reply end in "I'm out of this thread now" or some variation of that.
I suppose on one hand it can be seen as a "if other questions are posed to me, I won't be able to see them". However, on the other hand it feels unnecessary, and maybe even a way to get in the last word or sometimes one last dig. And they often seem to be posted out of anger.
I posted this in Technoquette, because it's about situations on forums. No one I know has ever left an IRL conversation by going, "I'm leaving this conversation now." So, maybe it's more pronounced purely because it is online. It comes across as a rather dramatic way to leave. As in: "I am leaving now! Notice how I'm leaving!"
For myself, if a thread is no longer fun, or if it annoys/upsets me in any way, I just close out the thread and go elsewhere without mentioning my leaving. I don't return, and therefore I don't even see any further replies, so in my world the thread has stopped existing. And I go about my happy life. The most I can ever remember saying in a thread when I'm about to leave is, "I can see that we're both on the opposite spectrum here, and while we agree about X, we'll never agree about Y."
However, since it's commonplace in some areas to state that they're bowing out of a thread, I'm wondering how others see such phrases.
How do you
leave a thread? Are using phrases like "I'm out of here now" unnecessary? Are they rude? Or needlessly dramatic? Or maybe they're great phrases to use, and everyone should leave a thread that way? Or maybe some people see it as rude to not note leaving a thread?