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What is a bad thread?

Last posted Oct 24, 2010 at 06:33PM EDT. Added Oct 05, 2010 at 03:37PM EDT
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Be honest.

On any forum there are good threads and there are bad threads. This forum is not an exception. There are plenty of bad threads here.

But why? What do you think makes a thread bad?

Oct 05, 2010 at 03:37PM EDT
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Me posting makes the thread die HARD.

Oct 05, 2010 at 03:39PM EDT
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Bad threads have no humorous or productive content.

Oct 05, 2010 at 03:43PM EDT
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This thread is bad and you should feel bad !

Oct 05, 2010 at 03:44PM EDT
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I double-posted, now don’t post let’s watch it die.

Oct 05, 2010 at 03:46PM EDT
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I think troll thread (unless counter-trolled, like that u2uber thread), or stupid thread.

Or one with madcat7673.

Oct 05, 2010 at 04:51PM EDT
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Okay, is there any way that we could work together to make a lower percentage of bad threads?

Oct 05, 2010 at 05:43PM EDT
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But are all threads bad at the beginning?

Or do they become bad over time?

Can bad threads be turned into good threads?

Be more specific.

Oct 05, 2010 at 05:49PM EDT
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What is a thread?

A MISERABLE LITTLE PILE OF BADNESS! But enough talk, HAVE AT YOU!

Last edited Oct 05, 2010 at 06:02PM EDT
Oct 05, 2010 at 06:02PM EDT
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A lot of bad threads work like this:

“I have an opinion, so I’ll make a thread asking everyone else their thoughts on the subject, but use it to talk abut myself.”

Oct 05, 2010 at 06:35PM EDT
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To be fairly honest, I consider a thread to turn bad when it runs out of constructive posts about it and is then taken over by troll/spam/flood posts.

Trolls and flood are always a sign of lack or loss of interest.

Oct 06, 2010 at 04:43AM EDT
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Okay, is locking threads that no one is interested in unfair?

Or is it ending a threads misery?

Oct 06, 2010 at 05:39AM EDT
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It really depends on your viewpoint.

If you’re a true spammer, one who continues to bump and necro threads with trite posts, it is likely you will dismay when your favorite reaction face thread is lost within the annals of the internet.

If you’re like me, you’re sick of seeing the same shit over and over, taking up the space below the JFF forum title and blocking out other potentially constructive threads.

Oct 06, 2010 at 06:36AM EDT
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lol spam

Last edited Oct 06, 2010 at 01:30PM EDT
Oct 06, 2010 at 08:54AM EDT

I think a thread is bad when you can’t even scroll through it, because it’s so lagged down by images we don’t really need in the first place
Like wallpaper threads, waste of space. I know we enjoy them and seeing what everyone has for a wallpaper, but the images lag the thread so badly, I just ragequit and go to a different thread. (I’ve done it myself, I’m not putting the blame on anyone ._.)

In my opinion a good thread is one where everyone participates. Threads like getting to know you it’s enoyable to see how people answer the questions you ask, and no one is lagging it down with pictures everyone has seen over 9000 times. cough Vlad cough

Last edited Oct 06, 2010 at 10:00AM EDT
Oct 06, 2010 at 09:58AM EDT
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^ buy faster internet.

But in general I kinda get sick of the same things over and over, should actually contribute to the problem and piss people off, would be funny.

Oct 06, 2010 at 11:29AM EDT

Also, when the computer’s taken, i visit KYM on my wii, so embed spam owns it.

And I agree with tomberry and moargun. The best threads are the ones where everyone participates, and where there’s alwyas something fresh and constructive to do in it.

Using Moargun’s example, the getting to know you thread has a variety of questions, changing daily, so it’s always new and fun.

Oct 06, 2010 at 12:45PM EDT
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I like how close this is to the new member thread.

Last edited Oct 06, 2010 at 03:03PM EDT
Oct 06, 2010 at 01:29PM EDT
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