THREAD KILLER in our midst????!!!


Many of you have been secretly wondering how to kill a thread. Others know exactly how to execute threads. And some just kill threads inadvertently, like you. (You know who I’m talking to).

But what about you others? Have you ever felt that YOU were to blame for the death of a thread that your fellow uni riders had been enjoying? Feeling a little guilty? Or like it might be something about YOU that makes a thread die. Like maybe you are THE COOLER (seen the movie?).

I killed Raphael’s fart thread, and despite MuniPsycho’s valiant efforts to revive it, the damage was too great. Like the doctors who did everything to save the patient. It’s easy to find the thread killers, because the LAST one to post is listed.

I just went to p. 3 and examined the threads. I don’t want to point any fingers, but SOMEONE’S name appears MORE than anyone elses. YES, we have a thread MASS MURDERER in our midst.

I will say no more. Do the research. No need to name names. We know who you are… THREAD KILLER!!!


what the hell are you talking about? Trashing threads, or going way off topic?

I have looked at Page 3, and 4 and 5 and 2, and there seems to be no name in particular that stands out. In fact, i think the most occurence of one name is only 3 times. I think you might be seeing things we aren’t.

I have started 2 threads in 2 days. One was brilliant. They each have zero replies. I am starting to get a complex.

It always seems as though I kill threads when I reply to them…

Somehow I always get my fair share of last replies. ::knocks on wood::

Re: THREAD KILLER in our midst!!!

I don’t. I hope it’s not me.


Being the last one to post in a thread is a good thing. That means that you were the one who answered the question or supplied the best solution or presented the most solid argument. After that there is nothing left to be said.

All praise to this brave killer of threads.

So that explains why some of your posts are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long.

see, case in point
question answered
end of the thread
oh wait…


GILD doesn’t know when to shut up
this makes GILD very sad
GILD is also wondering if speaking in the third person is more or less irritating than using smileys
GILD thinks this could be a good poll question on a new thread
but in his defence against the accusations of thread killing, GILD offers this
GILD thinks the case against him should be dismissed

Re: THREAD KILLER in our midst!!!


Not sure what you mean by killing a thread. If I were to click on the “Trash This Thread” button at the bottom, I get a notice that I don’t have permission for such a function. Are you referring to something else?

As for Raphael’s flatulation thread, I don’t believe it’s passed but still lingering.


Re: Re: THREAD KILLER in our midst!!!

A thread is killed when no one else responds to it.


I used to tell myself this. If anyone remembers that I had “Thread Killer” as my title.


I wanted Gilby or Klaas to research this once. I had a period of thread killing that seemed to go on for quite awhile. I would like to know the number of threads in which one has made the last post as well as the ratio of threads started to threads killed and posts made to threads killed.

That would be AWESOME!!! :slight_smile: :frowning: :o :smiley:

Microsoft Research has a project called Netscan

Netscan - Social Accounting Search Engine
Netscan analyzes conversational social cyberspaces like Usenet newsgroups and email lists. It provides new ways of sifting through large volumes of message content and supports a form of reputation system based on the bahvioral histories of participants in conversational spaces.

Unfortunately they don’t track the number of threads killed by a poster. They should. That’s valuable information for the kind of analysis they’re trying to do.

Here’s a link to their statistics on RSU: Netscan report for RSU

Tim I remember your Threadkiller thing.

John that Netscan is quite interesting. I’ll have to look at it in more detail.

Harper that would be an interesting bit of research that you’re proposing. My analysing software can’t do it but I have been in communication with someone who can add capabilities to what I can do currently - in this respect that is. So [size=3][i]maybe[size][i][/color] next year.

Hey how do I nest vB code? I wanted one word to be large, italic, bold AND in color. You catch my drift.

Klaas Bil

the closing square brackets of size and italics should’ve had a ‘/’ as well

i think that would make all the difference
let’s check


edit: oops no

maybe it’s the order of the brackets
let’s try again

i see u also had color twice, that might’ve been it

Thanks GILD, sequence matters and I made a few stupid mistakes.

Off-topic (unless one considers that this prevents GILD from being the thread killer):

In the overview view of Just Conversation, I clicked on my name behind this very thread (in the Last post column) to bring up my profile, but it brought up GILD’s profile instead. I tried it a couple of times, with other people it worked fine but not with this very one thread. Turns out that GILD had posted in this thread after my screen was refreshed. So my name was still mentioned as the last poster, but the link went to the profile of the real last poster, i.e. GILD in this case. Sounds like a bug to me, but a funny one.

Klaas Bil