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Jan 31, 2009, 11:18 AM
 
What makes for a good thread, anyway?

Is there something more than topic which contributes to or guarantees a successful thread?

And what constitutes thread success?
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Jan 31, 2009, 11:33 AM
 
1. Popular scifi tv shows.
2. Al Gore.
3. Hot babe photos.

And no, topic is it.
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Jan 31, 2009, 11:38 AM
 
I think individually responding to each and every person who posts in your thread is a good start
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Jan 31, 2009, 11:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
1. Popular scifi tv shows.
2. Al Gore.
3. Hot babe photos.

And no, topic is it.
There haven't been threads which were dull but then morphed into something more interesting with time?
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Jan 31, 2009, 11:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I think individually responding to each and every person who posts in your thread is a good start
Thank you.
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Jan 31, 2009, 11:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter View Post
There haven't been threads which were dull but then morphed into something more interesting with time?
Yes, like:
1. Popular scifi tv shows.
2. Al Gore.
3. Hot babe photos.
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Jan 31, 2009, 11:53 AM
 
Mildly funny, captioned pictures of domestic animals helps.

     
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Jan 31, 2009, 12:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter View Post
What makes for a good thread, anyway?
Well, one way is to know is to look at utterly failed threads, and learn from those mistakes.

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Jan 31, 2009, 01:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Yes, like:
1. Popular scifi tv shows.
2. Al Gore.
3. Hot babe photos.
Gotcha.
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Jan 31, 2009, 01:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
Mildly funny, captioned pictures of domestic animals helps.

That poor kitty looks ill. Or hungover.
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Jan 31, 2009, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Well, one way is to know is to look at utterly failed threads, and learn from those mistakes.

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No blind links helps.

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...e-blind-links/

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Jan 31, 2009, 03:43 PM
 
Some education here.
     
   
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