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BS: Thread Killers

Tattie Bogle 29 Jan 18 - 04:05 PM
meself 29 Jan 18 - 04:11 PM
Tattie Bogle 29 Jan 18 - 04:21 PM
Dave the Gnome 29 Jan 18 - 04:21 PM
fat B****rd 29 Jan 18 - 05:11 PM
Donuel 29 Jan 18 - 05:45 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jan 18 - 06:01 PM
Greg F. 29 Jan 18 - 06:29 PM
keberoxu 29 Jan 18 - 07:24 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 29 Jan 18 - 08:02 PM
Steve Shaw 29 Jan 18 - 08:15 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jan 18 - 08:47 PM
Donuel 29 Jan 18 - 08:54 PM
Jackaroodave 29 Jan 18 - 09:09 PM
Donuel 29 Jan 18 - 09:45 PM
leeneia 29 Jan 18 - 10:30 PM
Acme 30 Jan 18 - 12:26 AM
meself 30 Jan 18 - 01:09 AM
Rusty Dobro 30 Jan 18 - 03:04 AM
Senoufou 30 Jan 18 - 03:58 AM
Will Fly 30 Jan 18 - 03:59 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Jan 18 - 06:48 AM
Jim Carroll 30 Jan 18 - 06:54 AM
Senoufou 30 Jan 18 - 07:29 AM
meself 30 Jan 18 - 12:04 PM
Senoufou 30 Jan 18 - 12:24 PM
Raggytash 30 Jan 18 - 12:27 PM
Backwoodsman 30 Jan 18 - 12:34 PM
Senoufou 30 Jan 18 - 01:00 PM
Jim Carroll 30 Jan 18 - 01:59 PM
Senoufou 30 Jan 18 - 02:09 PM
FreddyHeadey 30 Jan 18 - 06:58 PM
Donuel 30 Jan 18 - 08:26 PM
Donuel 30 Jan 18 - 09:04 PM
meself 30 Jan 18 - 11:13 PM
Backwoodsman 31 Jan 18 - 02:32 AM
Senoufou 31 Jan 18 - 03:23 AM
Jim Carroll 31 Jan 18 - 05:05 AM
Roger the Skiffler 31 Jan 18 - 05:40 AM
Dave the Gnome 31 Jan 18 - 07:01 AM
Mr Red 31 Jan 18 - 08:10 AM
Senoufou 31 Jan 18 - 08:22 AM
Bill D 31 Jan 18 - 09:11 AM
Donuel 31 Jan 18 - 09:52 AM
keberoxu 31 Jan 18 - 12:18 PM
Donuel 31 Jan 18 - 12:47 PM
Tattie Bogle 31 Jan 18 - 02:02 PM
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Subject: BS: Thread Killers
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 04:05 PM

Just wondering....how many threads have you killed? (Not talking about threads closed down by the moderators). What I mean is when yours is the last post on any thread. You thought your last post was so witty and ascerbic that it would be followed by loads of equally humorous or educational answers. You saved it to your personal page, but it doesn't rise to the surface again for another 1- years if you're lucky.
Or you've given the answer that everyone was looking for, even pm-ed people who were desperate for song words, and.......total silence?
Just 'cos it seems to happen to me a lot!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: meself
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 04:11 PM

I've killed any number of threads - they're going strong, I throw in a boot - and suddenly, everything comes to a crashing halt. Just like in real life ......


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 04:21 PM

Well, boots or slippers, we just have to keep this thread going now!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 04:21 PM

It has happened once or twice. I have one going now that on!y I have posted anything on!

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: fat B****rd
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 05:11 PM

I'll put my hands up for that. I put in a witty/intelligent/original post and that's all she -or anybody else- wrote.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 05:45 PM

I always thought I was the reigning thread killer. I'm surprised other people think they are too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 06:01 PM

It happens to me.
A lot.

I say something that I just know is brilliant and inspiring and ultimately wise, and nobody posts anything in response. The more brilliant and inspiring and wise my posts are, the more likely they are to kill a thread.

"Lonesome George" Gobel was one of the inspirations in my life.

He was like that.

Lonesome Joe


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Greg F.
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 06:29 PM

Well, Lonesome, since you are one of the folks that has the power to kill threads and regularly exercise that power.....
    Yep, and I don't do it, unless I put a note explaining why I closed a thread; so your implications against my integrity are unfair. Stop it, Greg.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: keberoxu
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 07:24 PM

not only threads,
but conversations.
I have got a rare gift
for bringing a room to a complete silence,
and not a friendly silence, either:
more like a
hurry-up-and-take-your-foot-out-of-your-mouth silence.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:02 PM

When it happens to me, I assume it's because my final post has left everyone too awestruck to respond. Whether the awe in question was inspired by searing brilliance or unbelievable stupidity is another matter all together.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:15 PM

I'm heartened. I'm glad it's not just me.

Respond, somebody....PLEASE...


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:47 PM

Gee, Steve, I didn't know it hurt you so bad to be last in line.
Would it help if I posted

Refresh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 08:54 PM

We should be glad there is no Facebook 'like' feature here.
We all like an ego stroke but were fine without it. Wisdom is seldom rewarded, it is just accepted as true. I try to give kudos to some posts but it gets corny after awhile. Besides, tuning in just to get an ego snack gets to be shallow and addictive.

So we feel self doubt without a response but that's OK, it is better than feeling 'like envy'.

Personally, if I'm not bitching I'm probably alluding to something obscure that amuses me. Sounding preachy is something I try to avoid .

While my aim is to be original when I hear my ideas echo back to me from future voices it feels satisfying.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Jackaroodave
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 09:09 PM

I tell myself the swme as BWL. Isn't there a name for the unresolvable doubt one feels after killing a thread? So-and-so's dilemma, or something?

What bothers me more is trying, sometimes repeatedly, to kill a thread that I can't stand but can't ignore, and it just keeps grnding away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 09:45 PM

Thoughts and behavior can be modified by social media and the clever application of rewards. It happens here but not intentionally. On Twitter and Facebook it is deliberate in many cases. There have been cases of psychological experimentation by sending specific reporting to specific audiences to discover opinion manipulation effectiveness.

Our Id knows better but our ego is a real sucker.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: leeneia
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 10:30 PM

You want to kill a thread? Post something which implies that people should stop debating and get out their instrument.

Thanks for the link to George Gobel, Joe. I like him too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 12:26 AM

While they're not dead, the there are a few hammer-and-tongs arguers, duos whose lengthy point-counterpoint contributions grow like mold in the bottom of some threads that no one else will touch. Those are as good as dead. Anything about Israel. Most of the British political ones.

Yes, I know the question had to do with a sudden lack of interest in threads that started on a reasonable topic, but the other answer to that question is the threads that everyone else ignores (except the combatants).

Then there are threads that have dropped out of sight for ages but come to life again when bots or spammers find and post spam in them. Before the spam post can be removed someone jumps in and revives the old discussion and the conversation continues from five, ten, fifteen years ago. Only if you look at the behind-the-scenes moderator view of the thread do you see the one (or more) spam posts that brought it back to the surface.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: meself
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 01:09 AM

"Isn't there a name for the unresolvable doubt one feels after killing a thread?"

There's got to be a German word for that feeling - where are our German scholars?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 03:04 AM

Windungstotungangst? (Translating 'thread' as 'convolution, meander' which seems suitable for the Mudcat.)

There, that should kill off this thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 03:58 AM

I'm sure people read a post and like it or find it interesting, without necessarily replying.
I kill threads, I'm sure, because I natter on and on about my cats, my husband and crumpets. I can almost hear the groans as I type! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Will Fly
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 03:59 AM

Wrong!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 06:48 AM

What is?

:D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 06:54 AM

From the cat or from your husband?
Not from us or the crumpets
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 07:29 AM

Hahaha! I do rabbit on, but the cats are usually dozing, and my husband is quite used to me after all these years. (He can tune out with ease)
So it must be the crumpets! I do so love them, especially in the winter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: meself
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 12:04 PM

(Oh, no - not the cats and husband again! The only thing missing is - oh dear, there they are: the crumpets!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 12:24 PM

hee hee!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Raggytash
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 12:27 PM

I LIKE Cats, I LIKE Crumpets and I'm sure I would like your husband if I ever had the good fortune to meet him.

Fret not about these subjects!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 12:34 PM

Cats and crumpets = Good Things
Brexit and Israel = Bad Things

You're OK, Sen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 01:00 PM

Well, I agree that a 'nice' little bit of gentle chatting can be calming, but a fierce contretemps between a few very heated protagonists can be quite exciting and stimulating.
(But not when things turn nasty and hurtful insults are flying through the air)
Haha Raggytash, everyone seems to like my husband. He's very smiley and gentle, and helps old folk in the supermarket, people in wheelchairs etc. At work I'm told he trundles all the very heavy wheelie bins outside for the less-muscular cleaners. He has a rather unnerving habit of hoisting items onto his head to carry them!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 01:59 PM

"Hahaha! I do rabbit "
Me too - I don't you saw the sign outside a north Norfolk pub when Watership Down first came out "You've read the book, you've seen the film - why not try the pie?
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 02:09 PM

Gaaah Jim! That's brilliant!
(I do like rabbit pie, with plenty of onions in it)


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 06:58 PM

And can you resist going back even when you know there have been no new comments?

Is this Schrödinger's Mud-cat paradox?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 08:26 PM

Freddy have you ever read a post more often and carefully than your own?
I haven't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 09:04 PM

So is the consensus that there is no such thing as a thread killer?

I think most people post like a cat using its sand box.
They put it down and it gets covered up.

If there is such a thing as a thread killer do you have any examples?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: meself
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 11:13 PM

I think Donuel has killed this one ... !


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 02:32 AM

Senoufou, Jim - my mum used to make The Best rabbit pie! She used to include an onion cut in two, with a clove stuck into each half - made the meat taste wonderful (a trick she learned from my gran, who had been the cook/housekeeper for a gentleman-farmer).


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Senoufou
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 03:23 AM

That sounds delicious Backwoodsman! I miss my old colleague who used to go shooting at the weekends, then give me the odd pigeon, rabbit or pheasant to skin/pluck. My mother taught me how to do this, and the resulting meals were gorgeous.
I expect a thread 'dies' because everything has been said and the topic has been well and truly explored.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 05:05 AM

"my mum used to make The Best rabbit pie!"
I can't eat rabbit - a hang-up from the time a friend's mother fed me a rabbit pie which had been badly prepared and full of broken bones
If I get a small bone in my mouth I'm ill for hours after
I'm sure there must be a named phobia for that
Philosophically I am a vegetarian - horrified by the idea of killing living creatures (except Everton supporters), but as most Northern English vegitarians would have starved to death before they reach the age of five, I've never been ably to practice my philosophy.
One of our first Traveller singers gave us songs about Rabbit-skin selling - his uncle was a practitioner in rural Wexford in the early twentieth century


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 05:40 AM

So it's not only me!
There are some names that if I see repeated in a thread also "kill" it for me and I don't bother reading as I know they'll just be arguing with each other rather than adding anything of substance.
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 07:01 AM

Hey, Roger. You have the same middle name as me :-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Mr Red
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 08:10 AM

Apart from moderators choice, I would say the more appropriate description might be:

Interest killers.

The subject, in the context of those who have engaged, has run it course.
Or the vituperate of this parish have commandeered the thread which amounts to the same thing to most of us. I would say "You know who you are" but actually, I don't think they do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Senoufou
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 08:22 AM

Yes Mr Red, that always puts me off a thread. It's like leaving the pub when a drunken brawl breaks out, ducking the flying chairs as you head for the door...


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 09:11 AM

Old soldiers never die...
Ummm...
"Mudcat threads they never die,
Never die, never die..
Mudcat threads they never die..
They just fade away.."

21 years now, and most threads are still with us.....yes, some are **closed**, but still available for nostalgia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 09:52 AM

Jim I would not expect you to like the circular logic of Rabbi Pi.
NOT to be confused with Nazi snacks.

I'm not fond of bone shard stew either.

In China the preparation of cat (much like rabbit) is most unnecessarily cruel. I will spare you the recipe.

Nausea is a known thread killer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 12:18 PM

Acme, not challenging the disclosure in your post,
just commenting:
some of the spam has been noticeable even to Mudcatters like me.
Spooked me the first time I saw an old thread
revived by somebody someplace where Russian is spoken.

The statement that there is more spamming at Mudcat than we members see
is most plausible.
(it's one reason not to envy you your chores here)


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 12:47 PM

No one reported the bot attack to disrupt our tranquility.
I warned the best I could.

spamming and attack prevention on Mudcat
is most LAUDABLE.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 02:02 PM

Been away for a few wee hours in the serious Burns unit, and come back to find lots of entertaining answers. Thanks y'all! Not too much of the political, and hadn't intended it to go that way, nor of the gloves off debates, thank goodness.
Keep 'em coming!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 05:13 PM

Sometimes, I wish I could post in the middle of a thread. I think it's because I don't have confidence in what I have to say and I think it will bore everyone to death and kill the thread, to boot. If my post were in the middle of the thread, it wouldn't be so damn obvious that I'm the one who killed it.
On the other hand, being boring is a lot nicer than some of the alternatives...
-Joe Boring-


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 08:58 PM

Nah you're not boring.
Unlike George Gobel who was boring yet charming in his own way, you can be incendiary.

I sense a majority here does not care or believe that Western Democracy is being shredded before their eyes via weaponized social media based on a hypnosis platform and frames of actual fake news propaganda.

It seems apparent I am the only hypnotist on this forum.
You may be able to verify my warnings regarding the use of mass hypnosis for nefarious means has been at least a 12 year project on this forum. No one here has ever told me they get it. So I will resign from all my warnings that have either been disbelieved or ignored.

So long Joe, for the most part you have been a pain in the ass.
As pains go its not a bad on but JAYSUS you can be THICK..


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Subject: RE: BS: Thread Killers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 10:19 PM

Maybe you're right, Donuel. I just don't understand a lot of this shit. Maybe it's better, that I don't.
-Joe-


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