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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3510 on: May 06, 2011, 08:20:47 pm »
Why does everyone hate this thread so much?

I hate self-perpetuating forum game threads.

Except for the ones that are funny or interesting, of course.

Which is none of them.

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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3511 on: May 06, 2011, 10:23:29 pm »
BTW ch3mist, what's with the ASCII-dragon in your sig?

I hate self-perpetuating forum game threads.

Except for the ones that are funny or interesting, of course.
Which is none of them.

I was referring to the "very short short stories (3 sentences or less" thread, which I think is pretty cool.

Also there's a few (very few) ongoing threads with a cool premise where people just riff off eachother or post new funny things every once in a while. They don't get nearly as much posts as the ones I hate, though.

A few other examples are the Misattributed Quotes thread (I love that one), the One-Sentence-Memebombs (initially, at least. it's been rather crappy for a while now, and thankfully really quiet recently), the Visual Puns thread.

And, possibly, the PICS thread, Political PICS thread, WOMPertainment and of course the many incarnations of the Open Bar.

You might disagree about some of these, though.
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3512 on: May 06, 2011, 10:26:36 pm »
BTW ch3mist, what's with the ASCII-dragon in your sig?

I hate self-perpetuating forum game threads.

Except for the ones that are funny or interesting, of course.
Which is none of them.

I was referring to the "very short short stories (3 sentences or less" thread, which I think is pretty cool.

Also there's a few (very few) ongoing threads with a cool premise where people just riff off eachother or post new funny things every once in a while. They don't get nearly as much posts as the ones I hate, though.

A few other examples are the Misattributed Quotes thread (I love that one), the One-Sentence-Memebombs (initially, at least. it's been rather crappy for a while now, and thankfully really quiet recently), the Visual Puns thread.

And, possibly, the PICS thread, Political PICS thread, WOMPertainment and of course the many incarnations of the Open Bar.

You might disagree about some of these, though.

The ongoing riff threads are AWESOME.

Mostly the threads I hate are the ones that are clones of the exact same thread with the exact same title and the exact same content found on every web forum around the planet.

I don't think any of the threads you named fall into that category though.
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3513 on: May 07, 2011, 01:36:23 am »
That's because we're BETTER, that way.

Those other threads are a prime example of memetic diseases. Would it work, trolling a forum with those?
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3514 on: May 07, 2011, 02:32:15 am »
That's because we're BETTER, that way.

Those other threads are a prime example of memetic diseases. Would it work, trolling a forum with those?

I knew a guy who sorta did... but it didn't work that well because the forum members ATE IT UP.
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3515 on: May 07, 2011, 02:41:16 am »
The ongoing riff threads are AWESOME.

Mostly the threads I hate are the ones that are clones of the exact same thread with the exact same title and the exact same content found on every web forum around the planet.

I don't think any of the threads you named fall into that category though.

Speakibng of Riff, is anyone on the board playing Kingdom of Loathing?
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3516 on: May 07, 2011, 02:51:14 am »
The ongoing riff threads are AWESOME.

Mostly the threads I hate are the ones that are clones of the exact same thread with the exact same title and the exact same content found on every web forum around the planet.

I don't think any of the threads you named fall into that category though.

Speakibng of Riff, is anyone on the board playing Kingdom of Loathing?

Not currently. Me & Mr. Language used to play, and he first told me he loved me while we were playing and I had a potato. :(
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3517 on: May 07, 2011, 02:54:31 am »
The ongoing riff threads are AWESOME.

Mostly the threads I hate are the ones that are clones of the exact same thread with the exact same title and the exact same content found on every web forum around the planet.

I don't think any of the threads you named fall into that category though.

Speakibng of Riff, is anyone on the board playing Kingdom of Loathing?

Not currently. Me & Mr. Language used to play, and he first told me he loved me while we were playing and I had a potato. :(

What happened to that opening, Nigel?
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3518 on: May 07, 2011, 03:00:53 am »
The ongoing riff threads are AWESOME.

Mostly the threads I hate are the ones that are clones of the exact same thread with the exact same title and the exact same content found on every web forum around the planet.

I don't think any of the threads you named fall into that category though.

Speakibng of Riff, is anyone on the board playing Kingdom of Loathing?

Not currently. Me & Mr. Language used to play, and he first told me he loved me while we were playing and I had a potato. :(

What happened to that opening, Nigel?

Heh?

The potato is a weapon in KOL.
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3519 on: May 07, 2011, 03:03:51 am »
I'm gonna go walk my dog and then force myself to go to a gallery opening instead of sitting here like a lump of sad for the rest of the evening.

That opening...
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3520 on: May 07, 2011, 11:03:20 am »
That's because we're BETTER, that way.

Those other threads are a prime example of memetic diseases. Would it work, trolling a forum with those?

I knew a guy who sorta did... but it didn't work that well because the forum members ATE IT UP.


Yeah, the same happened to me.  It was like shooting myself in the foot, it was so painful to watch.

On the other hand, it serves as a kind of warning to any intelligent people online who may have been considering going to the forum, so all is well.

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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3521 on: May 07, 2011, 11:21:23 am »
Yeah I would expect that to happen, of course. It's the point right? Any other result I'd consider failure.

The thing is, if it's such a sure-fire stimulus/response trick, is there any way to turn that kind of influence to an advantage? (say, lulz)

Maybe on a medium-small board, create a different new one every few, until those threads suck up all the forums energy?

I dunno, it's not a particularly funny outcome ...

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One thing those threads are particularly good for, is social engineering people into giving up their PI. It's social pressure, kinda, once a few people open up, others are less wary. Same thing happened on PD, before the Spagbook thread (or perhaps an earlier incarnation of it) hardly anyone posted photos of themselves, and if they did, often without a recognizable face. You won't get people that really don't want to that way, though.
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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3522 on: May 07, 2011, 11:18:47 pm »
The ongoing riff threads are AWESOME.

Mostly the threads I hate are the ones that are clones of the exact same thread with the exact same title and the exact same content found on every web forum around the planet.

I don't think any of the threads you named fall into that category though.

Speakibng of Riff, is anyone on the board playing Kingdom of Loathing?

Not currently. Me & Mr. Language used to play, and he first told me he loved me while we were playing and I had a potato. :(

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Re: Keep your stupid questions to your stupid self.
« Reply #3523 on: June 25, 2013, 08:51:03 pm »
I'm just glad you're so obsessed with this retarded thread. Hopefully it will keep you from spewing your verbal diarrhea on the rest of the place.

Poor aspie.

Could you be that lucky?

What sort of idiot jackass bumped this?


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