Thread Kiss-Of-Death

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  1. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I'm not quite sure what it is, but for some reason, a good 75% of the threads I post to (historically) die after I make a post. It's almost as if a post by me is a kiss of death to any thread.

    What is it? I don't smell, I showered today and everything! :eek:

    Does this seem to happen to anyone else?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You bet. I'm the No.1 origeeenal thread-killa.






    'Seem' being the key word. ;)

    I wouldn't worry about it. Now that the both of us have posted here, that's surely the end of this discussion. :D
     
  3. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Your posts can't seem to be too needy, especially when you end your posts with a question mark. It's like begging to be replied to, which nobody would want to if they felt pressured to responding.

    Just play it cool and add a smiley to the end of your posts. :D
     
  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    BV didn't you start that London picnic thread? That had a ton of responses....
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Could be a personality problem.

    Or like a fly, you could be attracted to the smell of crappy threads.

    Of course, you could be edesignuk v2.0 -- who probably has the record for the number of posts to wastelanded threads. ;)
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    So did the World Cup thread.

    I'm only joking though. I'm sure it happens to almost everyone now and then... with some notable exceptions. ;)

    How much you notice it depends on how insecure you're feeling at the time, I guess.


    :D
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It happens a lot to me too. I decided that it was simply because I must provide really good answers or summaries, and no one else feels the need to add anything. So I see it as a compliment. ;)
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    Probably just timing - if you happen to get in on a thread near the end of it's natural life, your post has better odds of being the last one.

    Perhaps your new goal should always be within the first 5 to post, or simply stay away. ;)

    Edit: I see that in post #28 you're actually attempting to insure your observation comes true. :p

    Posting a note that you're closing a thread doesn't count. :p
     
  9. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Your real name isn't Godwin is it?

    It seems to happen to me to. I guess its the problem with providing irrefutable proof that you have the canonical answer.
     
  10. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    That would have been funny if no one responded to this thread.
     
  11. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Or better yet, have michealrjohnson post again and have no repsonse after that.
     
  12. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    You can say everything boils down to that.
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    A discussion this meta is good for a a chuckle no matter the outcome. Of course if it stretches past 3 pages it becomes ironic.
     
  14. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Look on the bright side, you got the last word ;)
     
  15. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    I'm glad it's not just me then. I was getting paranoid :)
     
  16. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    wow. here i was thinking that I was the original thread killer... hmm. i feel better about myself already. Seriously, i was getting down in the dumps at the thought of being the death of the party, so to speak. But I guess it happens to everyone now and then...


    (NOW PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SOMEONE POST SOMETHING AFTER THIS POST);)
     
  17. michaelrjohnson thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh man... Just how ironic would that be?










    {crosses fingers}:D
     
  18. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Could be worse - people tend to ignore what I post. Sometimes I'll put up something, then a few posts later, someone else says more or less the same thing and gets a flood of responses. Go figure.
     
  19. emw macrumors G4

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    What I hate is when I post something, but no ones says a word. Then, sure enough, some punk comes along with the same idea, posts it, and everyone talks about what a great response it was. Man that pisses me off.
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ditto on that.

    and this happens to me all the time too, but meh, whatever.
     
  21. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Yea I know! That happens to me all the time I hate it!
     
  22. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Spot on – I hate it when that happens.

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned it before you did, actually.
     
  23. michaelrjohnson thread starter macrumors 68020

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    :eek: LOL! :D

    It's odd... I wonder if any of these anomalies are statistically significant? Perhaps we should start an inquest into MR posting trends.

    Q? ;)
     
  24. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    It's just that so many people have you on their ignore list that they just can't read what you write :p :D
     
  25. emw macrumors G4

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    That would explain a lot! :D
     
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