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Heroes Community > Turban Tribunal > Thread: How to NOT kill threads
Thread: How to NOT kill threads [ This thread is 2 pages long: (1) 2 ]
Shares
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Supreme Hero
I am. Thusly I am.
posted May 06, 2009 04:04 PM
Edited by Shares at 16:27, 06 May 2009.

How to NOT kill threads

I've noticed how a lot of threads get created (duh!) with interesting topics ("duh!" again!). The bad part is that a lot of these threads never get on topic or die before actually getting any where. That's a waste of time, resources and also lowers the quality of HC, right? My point is that if we kept good threads alive and didn't kill 'em on the first page, every one could have bit more fun or learn something we otherwise wouldn't.

So I'd like to make a "guide" on how to NOT kill off threads before they even get their fair chanse. So I'll just post some of the things I've thought of, that could significantly increase the life length on the insta-death threads (hehe).

1. Don't ruin with the first several posts! I've seen several threads die because some one made an off topic or stupid post at the beginning of a thread. The first page of a thread is the most important, especially the first several ones. Please don't start a thread with a stupid remark or something.
Of course some threads go off topic, but it'll most likely destroy the thread if it happens on the first page.

2.You might want to check this out, when creating a thread, even though I guess most of you already know all that

3. Respect. Yeah, I know every one already knew this one. Doesn't mean you shoudn't do it!

4: Be positive to the subject. If you don't like, just go to another thread, or make your own.

5. If you end your post with a question it has a bigger chanse of getting a reply. Neat trick, if you want a disussion to continue (so don't try to end discussions like this )!

So, that's all I can think of for now, but I'm sure either me or you will think of something. So feel free to add or comment!

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Elvin
Elvin

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Stillness within Movement
posted May 06, 2009 04:24 PM

Simple things that people tend to overlook. One single offtopic post has been the death - if a gradual one - of many a thread. By now we should have a pretty clear idea of what drives people away from a thread so hopefully we'll start taking things more seriously.
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razor5
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posted May 07, 2009 07:19 AM

I fear this thread is pretty useless .If some guys want to kill a thread they will kill the thread,without taking care about your guide and the CoC.I think there should be penalties for threadkilling (I mean intresting and awesome threads)

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Supreme Hero
I am. Thusly I am.
posted May 07, 2009 07:48 AM

Yeah, but I think it mostly happens without the killer noticing or realizing. So this "guide" can be used both if you want a thread alive or if you want it dead

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Darmo
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posted May 11, 2009 12:54 AM

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I fear this thread is pretty useless .If some guys want to kill a thread they will kill the thread,without taking care about your guide and the CoC....

Razor is your post not a kind of thread killer

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Mytical
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posted May 11, 2009 05:32 AM

Add: Don't beat a dead horse.  If it is obvious the two sides are going to talk about something till your head threatens to explode, you loose interest in a thread.  Agree to disagree and move on
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razor5
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posted May 11, 2009 09:15 AM

Quote:
Razor is your post not a kind of thread killer:
Thanks for the observation.Anyway,I don't know exactly,but I don't wanted to kill this thread with my post,I tried to say that the threadkillers are unstopable on every forum,not just HC

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Corribus
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posted May 11, 2009 12:13 PM

Just remember, it takes at least two people to kill a thread.
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Aculias
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posted May 11, 2009 12:16 PM

You kidding me lol?
I single handedly killed many threads alone
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posted May 11, 2009 01:09 PM

Ya I'd say negative comments was a pet peeve of mine not very long ago. People would fill a threads beginning with instigativeness or just pure needless comments.

Thats one of the only cliche mother teachings I agree with "if you dont have anything nice to say then say nothing "
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posted May 11, 2009 04:37 PM

And also, if you don't have anything to add - please don't post some random picture in the thread.

I think that images as a reply are okay in the VW, or in, for example, the comic of the day thread - but so many people just keep randomly tossing them into forums where spam is not accepted that its starting to be an issue.

The images are distracting, and will often get people to reply to the picture posted - abandoning the topic entirely, or worse others will try to post an "even funnier" picture.


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pandora
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posted May 11, 2009 04:43 PM

I don't have enough fingers to point at everyone who this is directed at

However if you think that this post could be directed at you, then you should probably keep it to the VW.
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Darmo
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posted May 13, 2009 01:30 AM
Edited by darmo at 01:32, 13 May 2009.

Did a thread killer Got a penalty? How about spammer?
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winterfate
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posted May 13, 2009 01:35 AM

@Corribus: You are (or were, not sure if you go there anymore, I know I don't) a member of Celestial Heavens, and you doubt one person can kill a thread all by himself?

(DaemianLucifer!!)

I have to agree with Acu, and am going to add that I used to murder threads back at CH.

But, I had help...

I wonder how many CH members still remember the Dining Thread fiasco...
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Mytical
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posted May 13, 2009 01:41 AM

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Did a thread killer Got a penalty? How about spammer?


Depends on the situation.  Spamming can get you a penalty, outside the VW.  Even IN the VW depending on what is included in the Spam.

Also depends on how you kill a thread.  If you go in cursing or Spamming, or a number of other things it can result in a penalty.
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Corribus
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posted May 14, 2009 10:01 AM

Quote:
@Corribus: You are (or were, not sure if you go there anymore, I know I don't) a member of Celestial Heavens, and you doubt one person can kill a thread all by himself?

(DaemianLucifer!!)

Yeah but DL wasn't human.

I don't go there much anymore, because it's basically a ghost town.  A game of hangman and a few other spamming threads keeps it on life support, but that's about it.  A classic example of how extreme, heavyhanded mismoderation (I think I just coined a word) just kills an online forum.
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PhoenixReborn
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posted May 14, 2009 10:31 AM

Celestial Heavens will become active when Heroes 6 pre-release info starts leaking out.

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Wolfsburg
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posted May 15, 2009 05:08 PM
Edited by Wolfsburg at 17:16, 15 May 2009.

Quote:
Corribus:
I don't go there much anymore, because it's basically a ghost town.  A game of hangman and a few other spamming threads keeps it on life support, but that's about it.  A classic example of how extreme, heavyhanded mismoderation (I think I just coined a word) just kills an online forum.

Thats definately more serious than killing a thread. I guess only mods have that kind of power. Its not the kind of thing that regular smartmouths like ourselves can set in motion.

And yes, jokes apart, you are absolutely right my friend.

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Darmo
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posted May 15, 2009 09:46 PM

@Mytical
How did u judge someone as a spammer? 50 or 100 post a day maybe?
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Elvin
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posted May 16, 2009 04:03 AM

You can tell by a poster's general attitude.
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