Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

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Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Brooke » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:00 pm

Gosh John, I wanted to add some information about why Brussels has Muslim ghettos and the U.S. doesn't, but the thread is LOCKED! Frustrating, to say the least and it's as dead as a door-nail around here.
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Brooke » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:01 pm

How much time, energy, and work is required to create a forum anyway?
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Post by Parrotpaul » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:26 pm

Here ya go....links with answers to all your "how do I create a forum" questions. Good luck.


https://www.google.com/search?sourceid= ... gws_rd=ssl
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by John Q. Public » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:45 pm

Are locked threads killing this forum?

No, but the people who are getting them locked are doing a mighty good job of it.
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Post by not4u13 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:45 am

I have mixed feelings about this. I don't like locked threads but I like off-topic and personal attack threads much less. There are certain individuals that seem to see their own agenda in virtually every topic and post. I had a thread going on the differences I am seeing in Texas for who is holding those entry level customer service jobs. It quickly turned into a political discussion that then turned into the same diatribe on how Democrats are socialists, Republicans are destroying the middle class and Immigrants are destroying our county. This turned into personal attacks and the thread was locked.

People where can't seem to behave in a civil manner and have an adult conversation. I would say THAT is what is killing the forum. Locked threads are preventing the death from occurring quickly.
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Post by MDDad » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:19 am

JQP wrote:No, but the people who are getting them locked are doing a mighty good job of it.
In an effort to gather some data behind that innuendo, I looked at the last ten threads that have been locked, and the last ten posters on those threads who presumably may have contributed to the threads’ demise. It’s only a hundred data points, but maybe the results are illuminating:

Brooke – 25 posts
Wabash – 22 posts
Parrotpaul – 13 posts
JQP – 10 posts (In all fairness, most of JQP’s posts were mild warnings or attempts to pull the thread back on topic, so his place on this list is probably misleading.)
All other posters combined – 29 posts (With no poster having more than 5.)

So if locked threads are a symptom that this forum is not well, is it possible we may have identified the leading causative agents?

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Post by John Q. Public » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:30 am

Pretty accurate but you should also look at who made the post that broke the camel's back (pretty often the last one) and who made the post that started the disintegration. More often than not it's the reply that takes the thread off topic, rather than the post that merely wandered a little.

And then make a list like that for the Sports side. You might have to go back a few years. I can't even remember the last time there was any reason to close a thread there.
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Brooke » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:39 am

It's usually or always the last post that John uses to lock the thread. That has to be Wabash. And don't forget that Parrotpaul has posted his "lock 'er up" demand about 85 times!
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Post by Parrotpaul » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:53 am

What's your point?
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Brooke » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:01 am

One point I am making is that you, Parrotpaul do not positively contribute to the forum. If anything, just the opposite.

After all, it is you, who constantly demands to lock threads.
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Parrotpaul » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:14 am

Would you like me to go away....that won't take much prodding.
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Post by MDDad » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:15 am

JQP wrote:Pretty accurate but you should also look at who made the post that broke the camel's back (pretty often the last one)
In the last year, you've closed 39 threads. The last poster in those threads was:

14 - Wabash
7 - Brooke
6 - Parrotpaul
12 - All other posters combined, with nobody having more than 2

It seems a consistent pattern has emerged.
JQP wrote:and who made the post that started the disintegration. More often than not it's the reply that takes the thread off topic, rather than the post that merely wandered a little.
That's way too subjective and way too much work. We'd have to negotiate a very hefty fee before I took that one on. Just blindly guessing, I'd say most derailments happened when a post (a) brought illegal aliens into the discussion, (b) reminded us how George Bush was even worse, or (c) educated us on what conservatives really think or believe.
JQP wrote:And then make a list like that for the Sports side. You might have to go back a few years. I can't even remember the last time there was any reason to close a thread there.
You haven't closed a thread on the sports side in the last 12 months, and I can't remember if you ever have. The sports side is like a naked Crisco and panties wrestling match -- anything goes and no referee in sight. Maybe that's why those of us who participate on both sides sometimes cross the line on the political side. We're used to an environment where an innocent joke or a personal jab doesn't start a crapstorm of reprisals.

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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Parrotpaul » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:25 am

Cut to the chase, MDDAD....what would you like someone to do about Bev, Wabash, and me?
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Parrotpaul » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:56 am

Bev needs to join a motor cycle gang so she doesn't have to stress too much about PC wimpiness.

I think she'd probably fill the queen seat on a big hog real well.
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Post by Wabash » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:18 pm

My observation had been that JQP shuts down a thread because the conservatives have started personal attacks.

I don't respond to your that manner until attacked.

Pretty sad that they can't debate in an intelligent manner.

Luca's pizza crack on pattywanamack's thread is a classic example.
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by John Q. Public » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:41 pm

I'm curious to know if you think trashing my site because you can't take a joke is a right or a responsibility.

It's also a little telling that you and Brooke seem to think there's a debate going on here when I think most of us are only expecting a discussion.
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Post by Wabash » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:43 pm

I can take a joke. Now that I know that is the motivation I can honestly say that's my intent when I respond.

I don't understand why all these jokesters get all upset over a snarky comment after they make one.

That helps a lot. Thank you.
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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by MDDad » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:22 pm

To me, one comment about "looking up someone's butt" is a joke. Seven of them directed at the same physician is a personal insult.

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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by crayegg » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:04 pm

Again, just grow up, all of this crap is ridiculous after third grade.

Sheesh!

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Re: Are Locked Threads Killing This Forum?

Post by Brooke » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:20 pm

What do you mean trash your site John? You mentioned my name so do you believe that I do that? How?
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