What things about a thread make you want to answer it. How do you go about selecting the threads you want to answer.
Lack of prime time
Charity. It's noble to educate the ignorant.
I consider the tag line about "pointless bitchery" to be instructive.
Mocking the poster, topic that interests me or a topic about which I was not previously aware.
a simply scintillating headline:
guys presenting their dicks
first gay wedding at the Plaza
guys presenting their dicks at the first gay wedding at the Plaza
[quote]Mocking the poster,
Nothing attracts people to a thread like an OP who they can attack, especially if the OP seems vulnerable. There's no way that thread will be ignored.
It's a jungle out there.
I like to visit the cock presentation threads, especially when I'm knitting. I've made a basement full of these penis cozies, although the flaccid wiener pics seem to throw me off.
Seriuosly, OP, you need rules for this? Maybe try a less interactive activity.
[quote]What things about a thread make you want to answer it. How do you go about selecting the threads you want to answer.
Things that interest me, duh!
Stuff like Kelly's in the hospital after a seizure. I was all over that one. Me & a hundred others.
[quote]What makes you answer a thread?
Is it about me???
Whatever interests me usually. I'm not as tough on spelling as some, but I HATE improper use of apostrophes. I am glad for the spelling and grammar trolls, if proper grammar is to be maintained somehow among the younger crowd that hangs out here, then someone has to do it--they sure as hell ain't learnin it in school and I daresay they aren't teaching it either, at least not the way they should be.
I wish there were more threads on spanking. I do enjoy the political and historical threads as usually there is spirited, informed discussion, at least there is until some flaming troll happens by.
True crime, funny things and some nice calm ones too. I love the dead bodies on Everest thread because it's informative as hell and the people are all respectful. The quacking Nancy Grace/Travis ALexander thread is another interesting, funny and pretty respectful thread. The ones about old shows and "Let's pretend we are __" are usually funny as hell. I stay away from Glee and Gale Harold (who is that?) and AC or other threads, they seem boring.
Knowing relevant facts, righteous indignation, 'favourite' lists, 'Let's pretend', LOL-ing, W&W-ing, book chat, Brit stuff.
I love the threads about television stars of the past. Or television stars of the passed.
[quote]I wish there were more threads on spanking. I do enjoy the political and historical threads as usually there is spirited, informed discussion
Yup, spanking and politics just about covers it for me, too.
The better question would be, what makes you skip over a thread:
People who are obviously trolling.
The hundredth thread about some adolescent celebrity.
The hundredth, humorless thread about hating some celebrity.
I like yanking the chain of the Paid Microsoft® Apparatchik Troll's chain.
He or she comes off as so pedantic and slobbery over Microsoft and its mediocre products that it's humorous.
** Get's mad when you critique a product you don't like.
** Can't understand why former MS users dislike the company.
** Thinks anyone who criticizes a Microsoft product is an "Apple Fan Boy."
** Says he merely wants to correct misperceptions about MS but transparently just wants to rah-rah their latest product.
That's someone I respond to .. just for sport.