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This always gives me a little chuckle.

We're sitting on a forum with a six-figure membership. At any given time, there are around 2500 to 4000 people browsing the forum. And yet some folks up in the main forum -- often newcomers to the forum who just started posting a week ago -- say something like this...


"As most of you already know from my other thread, blah blah blah."


Maybe you could say that down here in the basement where there are fewer people reading posts -- especially if you're a well-known regular down here.

But saying it up in the main forum... especially if you're new to the forum?

Now that's funny.

Cheers,
Becky
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Saying it at ANY time, no matter who you are doesn't make a lot of sense. At least I never understood it.

    If your new post is so dependent on your older post, then add your new post to the older one. If your older post has outgrown its "shelf life" and you think a new post will drum up interest in the older one, then you need to re-examine your older post, or better yet, just let it go.

    Other than that, it just makes sense to have enough information in your post for people to make replies without having to click anything else.

    That includes links to news stories, older posts, and so on.

    You can augment your OPs with those things, but not to the point of responses being dependent upon them.

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Hi Michael,

    Excellent point. That's very true -- your posts shouldn't be dependent on each other. So as you said, it never makes sense for folks to do that.

    I just find it funny that people say "as most of you already know" on a forum with a six-figure membership.

    Either they:

    1. Forget the forum is bigger than the 12 people who answered their last post.
    2. They're referring to the 12 people who answered their last post.
    3. They have an inflated ego if they think the majority of 186,000+ people read their posts.
    4. Or...?


    Cheers,
    Becky
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    Thanks Becky for this observation.

    Such folks think they are lecturers addressing the final year students that started school virtually the same day in a college.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      There seems to be a new trend, too, in people who post that AND link to a previous thread they started. That's carrying backlinking to a new low.

      As I said in my previous thread....never mind, I forgot.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        I can't even fricken remember my last post.

        Hell, I won't remember this post after I'm done typing it.

        Maybe I need a memory manager.

        I smell a WSO coming.
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        • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
          Originally Posted by King Shiloh View Post

          Thanks Becky for this observation.
          I don't know why, but it just tickles me when people say "as most of you know."

          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          As I said in my previous thread....never mind, I forgot.
          LOL!


          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          I smell a WSO coming.
          Oh crap. You're on to me.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            Hey Guys - I don't want to start a big, fat thread about it and get all the "me,toos" involved - but what happened to the big old ads at the top of the WF page? Even the WSO Allen started seems to be gone.

            kay
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            • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
              Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

              Hey Guys - I don't want to start a big, fat thread about it and get all the "me,toos" involved - but what happened to the big old ads at the top of the WF page? Even the WSO Allen started seems to be gone.

              kay
              Good question.

              Wonder if it's glitch... or maybe they're changing the way they display ads... or maybe they're just in the process of changing ads... or maybe it's because it's a Thursday and it didn't rain last night... or maybe....

              Oh heck, I don't know.




              ETA...

              I bet you could have fun with it, though. Post a new thread in the main forum and tell folks that Allen has decided to offer a free front page ad to the person who writes the best 500 word essay on why they deserve a front page ad.

              You could make it sound somewhat believable by saying something like, "I just got this PM from Allen..." (And then create what looks like the contents of a PM from admin.)

              Even though it's April Fool's Day, I bet lots of folks would immediately scribble out their essays.
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  • Profile picture of the author eQuus
    Universally most people think what they've said is important and worth repeating ad nauseam.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    This always gives me a little chuckle.

    We're sitting on a forum with a six-figure membership. At any given time, there are around 2500 to 4000 people browsing the forum. And yet some folks up in the main forum -- often newcomers to the forum who just started posting a week ago -- say something like this...


    "As most of you already know from my other thread, blah blah blah."


    Maybe you could say that down here in the basement where there are fewer people reading posts -- especially if you're a well-known regular down here.

    But saying it up in the main forum... especially if you're new to the forum?

    Now that's funny.

    Cheers,
    Becky
    At first I didn't understand what this was all about, but now I realise that this is a follow up to the threads you posted here, here and here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Memberhere23094
    lol. Wonder why that would be done..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    As most of you know (but apparently not all) the attack of the one liner seldom yields the results expected.:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      "How to One-Line Your Way to Fame and Fortune on the Internet"?
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  • Profile picture of the author SebringWarrior
    Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

    This always gives me a little chuckle.

    We're sitting on a forum with a six-figure membership. At any given time, there are around 2500 to 4000 people browsing the forum. And yet some folks up in the main forum -- often newcomers to the forum who just started posting a week ago -- say something like this...


    "As most of you already know from my other thread, blah blah blah."


    Maybe you could say that down here in the basement where there are fewer people reading posts -- especially if you're a well-known regular down here.

    But saying it up in the main forum... especially if you're new to the forum?

    Now that's funny.

    Cheers,
    Becky
    Be careful and watch what you say, arrogance and judging could become catching
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