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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:53 PM
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Why Do Some Threads Get So Many Replies?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:54 PM by Placebo
And others get like none?

:wtf:

Some of them totally don't deserve the hundred or more replies they get. And other threads which are fab and a half, get like no replies. What's up with that. I don't understand the politics and sociology of the DU Lounge. :shrug:

Edit: I am also quasi-drunk. I don't understand that either.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:54 PM
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1. the art of thread jacking
for some.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:55 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Yeah
You like to hijack threads.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:56 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. its an aquaired skill
I learned from the best I have to say. That pseudo mccarthyism those two did is the basis for my threadjackery.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:57 PM
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10. I think you should be stripped of 3/4 of your post count.
3/4 of those posts came from like hijacking a thread or copycatting one. :evilgrin:
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:58 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. Placebo wants to strip Kleeb.
I thought the fun was over, no more sex threads?

:shrug:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 PM
Response to Reply #12
22. haha
He obviously hasn't seen your accent thread :). Sorry me and Rev hijacked it bwt.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #22
36. Don't apologize, we're doing important things!
Duh!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #36
39. but it's in my girly nature to apologize!
and have you found someone yet? Veronice is getting impatient *stamps foot impatientally with scowl*.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:16 PM
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40. Should I pm Longgrain? Have him work something out?
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:17 PM
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44. yeah email him hun
:)
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 PM
Response to Reply #10
19. nah Ive only been thread jacking for a half year
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:54 PM
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2. Like yours?....OOPS
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:55 PM
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4. All groups have cliques, and popular people
As well as some things that just seem to trigger a lot of replies.... I have to say, I'm fairly ignorant of a lot of the undercurrents here until they get pointed out to me.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:56 PM
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5. By that logic
My threads should get FAR more replies than they do...I'm totally one of the Lounge "Heathers"... x(

:silly:
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:56 PM
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7. The lounge is fickle
I've done quite a few clever (at least I thought so) copycats I thought people would jump on . . . but the reverse proved to be true.
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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:59 PM
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14. yeah, i agree
i remember one day all my threads got at least 20 replies with some getting over 60. the next day, everyone of my threads sank like a stone. depends on the pulse of the lounge.
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #14
35. The same thing has happened to me
Some days, almost all of my posts get responses. Other days I feel as if I'm a virtual leper.
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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #35
46. yeah, depends on who's on too
if a lot of the older, no nonsense people are on, i feel like the leper. if the younger, more laid back people are on, then i get the responses.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:57 PM
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8. Sweetie darling
don't worry your head about it. My cat just shit in her litter box and it stinks. Now THAT is a problem. Whew.

How's it goin' Eddie?

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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:59 PM
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13. Oh GAWD sweetie, daaaaaaarling...
I've just consumed like 5 really strong Cranberry Juice + Vodkas, and a frozens Snickers Bar treat of some type, some Cheese Nips, and poptarts.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:59 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. Mmmmmm Cranberry juice and Vodka
sweetie, you totally have great taste in drinks. Let me pour you another.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:00 PM
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16. Noooooo sweetie I shouldn't...
Thank you. :beer:
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 PM
Response to Reply #16
21. I'm trying to get you drunk sweetie.
Am I being too obvious?

Go on, put on the stilletos you know you want to. You be Eddie, I'll be Patsy.
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:01 PM
Response to Reply #13
17. omg, that sounds disgusting!
but i do the same thing when i have the munchies, lol!
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:57 PM
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9. Yes, Placebo, DU too does have sheeple.
As much as we hate to admit it, there is a healthy cadre of sheeple and groupies here who pile on various threads in hopes to share the limelight of their annointed 'favorite poster(s)'.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:58 PM
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11. KLEEB AND REVOLUTIONARY
or whateever her name is TOTALLY threadjacked my thread about the hotness of men speaking Russian and French, dammit. Something about Kleeb cross-dressing.

Bastards.

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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 PM
Response to Reply #11
24. haha, that's pretty funny
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:01 PM
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18. Now for a serious reply.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 PM by Bouncy Ball
I don't think the particular poster has as much to do with it as the MOOD of the lounge at that moment and who happens to be on DU just then.

I have posted stuff that I giggled myself silly typing up to watch them go KER-plunk! But that's the nature of message boards sometimes.

Other times I've posted things just really off-hand, hardly thinking about it and was shocked at the response they got.

And then there's THREADJACKING like what KLEEB likes to do (really, Kleeb you and Revolutionary just need to get a room!).

Just kidding there, John.

Anywho. Come clean my litter box Placebo. Be my bitch, ok? Please?
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:04 PM
Response to Reply #18
25. Okay.
Do I get a diamond encrusted gag, and the occasional bath? That's all I require.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:05 PM
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26. Anything for you, darling.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 09:05 PM by Bouncy Ball
Anything. You are worthy of the best. May I worship you?
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:07 PM
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27. That's my job.
:D
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:11 PM
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32. Then let's engage in mutual worship
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 09:11 PM by Bouncy Ball
and mutual bitch-ness. Sounds like a wonderful symbiotic relationship to me.

Pass the vodka. Keep the juice. :-)
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 PM
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20. If you want lots of replies, post cat pictures
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 PM by TroubleMan
You'll get like 300 replies in two minutes.

(Oh yeah an make some comment like "aw isn't she sweet!!!, or "wook at the cute wittle kitten!! aw!!!")
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 PM
Response to Reply #20
23. Heh.
I just posted a cat thread, and it got about five or six replies. It is sinking as I type this. But normally, yeah, kitties and puppies.

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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #23
29. Hey, I replied!
How can it possibly be sinking??


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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:10 PM
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what about.. should your cat be indoors only?
400+ before they locked it
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #20
31. My cat, Miss Shmoopies Poopies
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:31 PM
Response to Reply #31
50. LOL....

You pretty much nailed it right there.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 PM
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28. Personally, I love beating a dead horse. n/t
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:10 PM
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30. Been wondering that myself.
So often, the threads into which I put little to no effort get so-o-o many more replies than those into which I put a goodly amount of work. Go figure. :shrug:
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #30
33. Hey you!!!
:hi:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:13 PM
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34. We've all just been waiting for so long for you to come back...
...that we missed it when you actually arrived.

Welcome back to the lounge! How's the weather where you are?


BTW, hate to tell you this, but I have had a terrible affect on threads for the past two days. I kill every single thread I post on. It's really sad.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:14 PM
Response to Reply #34
37. Look at that. You killed this one, too.
Placebo is NOT going to be happy. And as his #1 Fan, I am not happy on his behalf.

You must perform some Placebo Penance now. You naughty thing, you.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #37
42. Now would that be like a faux penance that appears to be real?
Or do you mean that I actually have to listen to some Placebo?


And how can you be his #1 fan if I already am???????

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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #34
41. Howdy progmom!
the weather isn't bad, just cold.

ps, you don't kill threads!
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:17 PM
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45. hey babycakes
I came down with some kick-ass bronchitis this week.

I swear to you...I swear I will get to the post office next week. I swear. :hangover:
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:18 PM
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47. No worries.
Your bronchitis shall improve!

PS, post office, shmost office, don't push yourself if you're still sick!
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:15 PM
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38. If you start a thread...
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 09:15 PM by Longgrain
Reply to everything, no matter how inane the post is--no matter how inane your reply is.

BTW Why is having a 100 plus post so important. :shrug:

I'll usually not open anything with more than than 50 posts.
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kiraboo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:17 PM
Response to Reply #38
43. Because having your thread sustain itself
is way more important than maintaining yer dignity!
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:23 PM
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48. Just the way it is...
also depends if you nurture your thread, what kind of mood you & the other people are in when you post it...

no big deal :7
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:28 PM
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49. Also, as soon as your thread goes to page 2,

post some comment like "Oh yeah...I forgot this." Just to kick the thread.

(I always have one of these up my sleeve).
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:57 PM
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51. you mean like this?
:kick:
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:58 PM
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52. or like this:
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:59 PM
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53. Why is this thread getting so many replies???
I made it while in a drunken stupor. :shrug:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #53
54. because we love you
that's why. :loveya:


We don't want our friend Placebo to feel unloved.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:01 PM
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55. The Zen of Drunken Posting

You have to get into a certain state of mind, and then you're just on an unbelievable roll.

It really helps if the majority of the other posters are drunk, too.
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