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Thread #124638 Message #2753738
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Oct-09 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: The Curse of Digitrad
Subject: RE: The Curse of Digitrad
Hmmmm. Now I'm starting to look. Some of our longer song threads are real gems - but rarely go over 100 messages. This Byker Hill thread has 102 messages; and Origins: Fields of Athenry. Origins: Senor Don Gato has 284 messages and has been going since 1996. Origins: the Snows they Melt the Soonest is a fine thread, but it has only 79 messages. For the life of me, I can't understand why our "Chinaman" threads have such popularity (mostly with Guests) - Once in China There Lived a Great man has 190. Oh, and then the Barney Song has 68, and I can't figure why.
I have to confess that some of these thread are so long because I've combined them - sometimes I'll move a request to an existing thread right at the beginning, so that the existing discussion will continue. Other times, I combine threads long after they've ceased to be active. I try to be sensitive about the danger of killing discussion by combining. Sometimes my hunches are good, and sometimes I goof.