Author Topic: Cant find your thread here? Look in...  (Read 24795 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Trinoc

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3975
  • Dumb, in a pocket, and proud of it.
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2010, 05:15:37 PM »
OK, in that case may I humbly suggest another sub-forum for space-fillers like whoring, twitter, introductions and "explain your avatar" etc?
I'm a skeptic. Not a "skepdude". Not a "man skeptic". Just a skeptic.

Offline seaotter

  • Drunkenly yelling LITTLE WING!
  • Planetary Skeptic
  • *
  • Posts: 27022
  • My homunculus is a grammar troll!
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2010, 05:32:18 PM »
Twitter is not a space saver / whore thread!
"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." Lewis Carroll

Offline Trinoc

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3975
  • Dumb, in a pocket, and proud of it.
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2010, 05:43:16 PM »
Twitter is not a space saver / whore thread!

No value judgement intended. Just that every time I bring up the page of latest posts in the morning, there are the same bunch of threads with 4-figure post counts.
I'm a skeptic. Not a "skepdude". Not a "man skeptic". Just a skeptic.

Offline Beleth

  • Administrator Emeritus
  • Too Much Spare Time
  • ********
  • Posts: 7771
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2010, 06:59:21 PM »
Twitter is not a space saver / whore thread!

No value judgement intended. Just that every time I bring up the page of latest posts in the morning, there are the same bunch of threads with 4-figure post counts.

I know... and I know that that can be annoying.  General mod consensus, though, is that we should keep the number of boards to a minimum (which is why Ongoing Discussions replaced Alternate Hypotheses instead of being a newly-created forum), and having one forum which will only ever have 4 or 5 threads in it is seen as kind of extravagant.

Besides, reading the Introductions thread can be more rewarding than you think.  You never know when someone near you will join the board!
I expect to pass through this world but once;
any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now;
let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
-- Stephan Grellet

Offline Trinoc

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3975
  • Dumb, in a pocket, and proud of it.
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2010, 04:51:36 AM »
Besides, reading the Introductions thread can be more rewarding than you think.  You never know when someone near you will join the board!

The intro / avatar threads could be exceptions, but there are a lot of threads that seem to be posting just for posting's sake. How many of the threads which show new posts each morning really have anything new of skeptical interest?
I'm a skeptic. Not a "skepdude". Not a "man skeptic". Just a skeptic.

Offline ♫♪ FX ♪♫

  • Earnest Young Man
  • Poster of Extraordinary Magnitude
  • **********
  • Posts: 16815
  • Plutonium is your friend!
    • Is it working?
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2010, 08:29:13 AM »
Mine.
It is difficult to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - H.L. Mencken

 “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley

Offline Trinoc

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3975
  • Dumb, in a pocket, and proud of it.
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2010, 09:31:10 AM »
Mine.

:)

Hey, my stars turned into grotesque grinning faces when I reached 2001 posts! It also says "I'm sorry, Dr. Novella, I'm afraid I can't do that."

(They've probably changed back now)

Edit: Yes they have changed back. When do I get my next Easter Egg?

It's a pity that the post count updates on all messages and not only on the one it applies to. I would have liked to keep that.

Edit Edit: Seems I can keep it ...

« Last Edit: February 27, 2010, 09:41:48 AM by Trinoc »
I'm a skeptic. Not a "skepdude". Not a "man skeptic". Just a skeptic.

Offline ♫♪ FX ♪♫

  • Earnest Young Man
  • Poster of Extraordinary Magnitude
  • **********
  • Posts: 16815
  • Plutonium is your friend!
    • Is it working?
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2010, 09:54:23 AM »
I remember when that happened to me.  I didn't post for two weeks I liked it so much.
It is difficult to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - H.L. Mencken

 “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley

Offline Belgarath

  • Forum Sugar Daddy
  • Technical Administrator
  • Poster of Extraordinary Magnitude
  • *****
  • Posts: 10742
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2010, 10:41:16 AM »
I remember when that happened to me.  I didn't post for two weeks I liked it so much.


We need to do that for you more often.  Say at post....(looking up) 2764?
#notarealskeptic

Offline ♫♪ FX ♪♫

  • Earnest Young Man
  • Poster of Extraordinary Magnitude
  • **********
  • Posts: 16815
  • Plutonium is your friend!
    • Is it working?
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2010, 10:43:20 AM »
You so funny!  Haha, I laugh now.
It is difficult to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - H.L. Mencken

 “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley

Offline seaotter

  • Drunkenly yelling LITTLE WING!
  • Planetary Skeptic
  • *
  • Posts: 27022
  • My homunculus is a grammar troll!
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2010, 10:55:39 AM »
OK, in that case may I humbly suggest another sub-forum for space-fillers like whoring, twitter, introductions and "explain your avatar" etc?

I repeat.... Twitter is random but not a space filler!
"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." Lewis Carroll

Offline Trinoc

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3975
  • Dumb, in a pocket, and proud of it.
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2010, 11:31:49 AM »
OK, in that case may I humbly suggest another sub-forum for space-fillers like whoring, twitter, introductions and "explain your avatar" etc?
I repeat.... Twitter is random but not a space filler!

OK, OK ... but like the whoring threads it is something of interest to people who post to it -- and they will seek it out wherever it is -- and it is not a lot of interest to people like me, who would like the option to exclude these threads from my "new posts" pages.

Anyway, it's not a big deal and I don't seem to have any support for the idea.
I'm a skeptic. Not a "skepdude". Not a "man skeptic". Just a skeptic.

Offline seaotter

  • Drunkenly yelling LITTLE WING!
  • Planetary Skeptic
  • *
  • Posts: 27022
  • My homunculus is a grammar troll!
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2010, 11:36:06 AM »
OK, in that case may I humbly suggest another sub-forum for space-fillers like whoring, twitter, introductions and "explain your avatar" etc?
I repeat.... Twitter is random but not a space filler!

OK, OK ... but like the whoring threads it is something of interest to people who post to it -- and they will seek it out wherever it is -- and it is not a lot of interest to people like me, who would like the option to exclude these threads from my "new posts" pages.

Anyway, it's not a big deal and I don't seem to have any support for the idea.

Believe me I understand. We all would love to unpost to certain threads. Personally I wish I was out of word association (s) Whore thread and a host of global warming threads (They always draw me in and then I'm stuck for a coupla weeks going why did I respond?
"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." Lewis Carroll

Offline stands2reason

  • Empiricist, Positivist, Militant Agnostic
  • Reef Tank Owner
  • *********
  • Posts: 9614
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2010, 12:07:12 PM »
When do I get my next Easter Egg?

2010.

Offline Trinoc

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3975
  • Dumb, in a pocket, and proud of it.
Re: Cant find your thread here? Look in...
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2010, 12:31:47 PM »
When do I get my next Easter Egg?
2010.

Oh goody ... just six more to go!

(And I swore I would never go post whoring ...)
« Last Edit: February 27, 2010, 12:41:01 PM by Trinoc »
I'm a skeptic. Not a "skepdude". Not a "man skeptic". Just a skeptic.