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Lynn2000

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Thread-Killing
« on: March 01, 2011, 06:02:04 PM »
Anybody else ever feel like a thread-killer? Like, you post to a thread, maybe even just a small comment, and then NOBODY ELSE posts in that thread ever. Or at least, not for several days, when previously it seemed like new posts were appearing several times a day.

Paranoia? Lack of perspective? Lack of patience?

Posted somewhat in jest but also curiosity if anyone else has felt this way. Um, and if I AM doing something to kill threads for real... please let me know.
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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 06:11:11 PM »
Oh yea.  I feel like I do that.  :)  You're not alone.
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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 06:13:08 PM »
I think every newbie feels like that at one point or another. For a while, when I first came here, I was tempted to change my name to 'DangerMouth, Killer of Threads' ;D

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 06:20:57 PM »
I always thought it was me...

ETA: I've also discovered what I will refer to as Audrey's Law: the longer you spend composing a reply, the greater the likelihood it will be a thread killer.

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 06:23:50 PM »
I always thought it was me...

ETA: I've also discovered what I will refer to as Audrey's Law: the longer you spend composing a reply, the greater the likelihood it will be a thread killer.

Or worse, the thread's been locked :D

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 06:27:05 PM »
Some figures which had a good source but for which you'll have to trust me befuase I'm not going to shuffle the paperwork. Most of the posting in any forum is done by 1% of the visitors. Another 5% post frequently and another 20% or so post infrequently.

Therefore a thread is likely to die after X number of posters have had their say. Unless the OP adds more or the posters fight amongst themselves it should be a reasonably consistent number.

I'd like to see eHell percentages actually. That would be worth a white paper.

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 06:28:15 PM »

I've never noticed it of any of you or anyone else, if that helps.

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 06:53:07 PM »
Good to know I'm not alone in this feeling! Bethalize, those stats are really interesting. I never thought about it that way.
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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 06:53:37 PM »
I've always pictured the entire ehell community reeling in stunned silence at the silliness/irrelevance/whatever of my post.

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 07:02:44 PM »
I have that effect on normal conversation, so yeah, I'm a little insecure when it comes to online ones as well.  :-[
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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 07:07:10 PM »
Count me among the thread killers.

Now, if I kill this thread too...

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 07:08:45 PM »
Yes, I feel I am the kryptonite of threads.  :P  Glad to know I'm not the only one!

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011, 07:08:58 PM »
Ok, no one post after l_d now! ;)


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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 07:10:31 PM »
Glad its not just me.

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Re: Thread-Killing
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 07:12:20 PM »
Uh-oh, my post was just eaten... Looks like the threads are fighting back!

I always picture the EHell community (because all the members except me live on the same cosmic plane of existence) reading my post and saying to each other, "The poor dear just doesn't get it, does she?" Then they all discreetly move away to another thread, hoping I will somehow get the hint... Hmm, don't mean to make everyone sound uncharitable! Apparently I have some kind of persecution complex.
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