Threads That Go Bust

Jewelly
09-24-2003, 06:24 PM
Which thread(s) have you started on this site (any board) that just didn't fly. You know the one(s) that practically no one responded to even though you thought it was pretty good. Of course you thought it was good... why else would you have started it right.

I've started a few that went bust but the one that comes to mind was my HELPFUL HINTS & PRODUCTS thread. I was at home not feeling well so I was spending some time on my laptop to pass the day.

I had this great idea that I would start a thread about all the great helpful hints such as cleaning products, health products and medicine etc. that I found to be really good.

I also extended my ideas to the guys (knowing the majority of posters were guys) you know, gardening, computers, cars, boats, motorcycles, equipment etc... helpful things such as quick tips, ideas and products they use that they like. I thought I'd get dozens of responses. You know, we'd all share our fantastic ideas.

I think I got about a dozen responses... eleven of them were mine. After a while I decided that it wasn't much fun typing to myself so I gave it up. Maybe I should give that one another go eh? :D

Which thread(s) have been a bust for you?

Something tells me this I'll be adding this thread to my numerous bust threads. :lol:

Aerolanche
09-24-2003, 06:28 PM
Before the nuke, kablammo, etc., I started a 1001 ways to tell your too into HF boards.

Unfortunately, after 3 months, we didn't get passed 500, I dont think.

Err...also, Jewelly, how's the JDF arena coming? When will it be done?

Wild Thing
09-24-2003, 06:41 PM
Jewelly, I always used to like joining in those threads, but it always seemed like I was the only guy who chimed in. After a while, I got self conscious, and started to worry that you'd think I was stalking you or something.

To answer your question, I have no idea what causes some threads to sink like stones and others to soar like eagles. The poor taste of the masses, I suppose. Screw it - one of these days, I'm going to give in and work up the nerve to ask for some good bread recipes, and I don't care how it goes over.

By the way - what's up with all those rodents infesting your avatar closet these days? Is the cat away?

Aerolanche
09-24-2003, 06:55 PM
Jewlley! Your forgot something, again!

<img src="http://hfboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=904">

Lowetide
09-24-2003, 07:19 PM
I once (on the really old board) did a long post on the 1967 Expansion draft. It was a beauty, with in depth items on the Oakland Seals chaotic run up to draft day and the very poor job done by the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs in protecting their talent rich rosters.

NO ONE responded. On a subject with such wide appeal, I cannot understand it to this very day. :D

Yayo
09-24-2003, 07:22 PM
Before the nuke, kablammo, etc., I started a 1001 ways to tell your too into HF boards.

Thanks for the idea.

Kirk Muller*
09-24-2003, 07:28 PM
I don't usually start threads, but when I get an idea for one, I usually let it germinate in my head for several weeks, even months. I get really worked up about it being of quality and interesting. When I finally post them, they usually get about six responses. :joker:

Jewelly
09-24-2003, 08:02 PM
I don't usually start threads, but when I get an idea for one, I usually let it germinate in my head for several weeks, even months. I get really worked up about it being of quality and interesting. When I finally post them, they usually get about six responses. :joker:
:lol: Sounds like you might be overthinking (see lowetide). Next time try starting a thread with the first idea that floats through your head. It seems to work well for most people around here. :joker:

#37-#93-#27*
09-24-2003, 08:07 PM
Word association threads

Ghost of Dale Hunter
09-24-2003, 08:09 PM
Any thread with the words "threads that go bust" in it.

oilers_guy_eddie
09-24-2003, 08:13 PM
I don't often start threads.

When I do, they don't usually go that far because they're usually stupid and pointless. Or worse, about Canadian politics. (I never understood why my "Why doesn't Chretien just **** off?" thread didn't get more replies.)

I think the only thread I've started that had any success was the one where I posted the link to the "Austin Powers Spy Codename Generator" webpage.

Damien
09-24-2003, 08:58 PM
Most of my threads usually end up dying, hell whenever I post in a thread it dies.
Might as well just close this one now.

Epsilon
09-24-2003, 09:02 PM
I started a thread once about whether teams would start to take more business concerns in consideration when drafting players: take players from the NCAA and Europe rather than CHLers to avoid paying them for longer, be wary of taking guys who are older and could use the loopholes, and so on. I thought it was a pertinent topic given all the CBA talk that was/is going on, but no one really got into discussing it.

lux_interior
09-24-2003, 10:54 PM
I started an "Investments" thread that got one (1) response. The response was about 3 days after I started it, and I had become so demoralized by the failure that I didn't respond back. I figured it was just as well let the thing die.

This still cracks me up. Someone (pre-nuke) said that they started a thread, and didn't get any responses. They had 2 usernames, so they started a conversation with themselves. But, they got busted and it took them a long time to work up the courage to come back.

LOL! I don't know who you are, but you're out there! ;)

andora
09-24-2003, 11:01 PM
I started a thread once about whether teams would start to take more business concerns in consideration when drafting players: take players from the NCAA and Europe rather than CHLers to avoid paying them for longer, be wary of taking guys who are older and could use the loopholes, and so on. I thought it was a pertinent topic given all the CBA talk that was/is going on, but no one really got into discussing it.

that sounds like a good thread

*goes to look*

Voice of Reason
09-25-2003, 04:41 AM
For a current example, please see my Sorority Life/Fraternity Life thread.

Dying a quicker death than an all-you-can-eat buffet at Oprah's house.

JasonMacIsaac
09-25-2003, 04:54 AM
I usually have threads that go on for a long time.

canadahockeygirl*
09-25-2003, 05:12 AM
For a current example, please see my Sorority Life/Fraternity Life thread.

Dying a quicker death than an all-you-can-eat buffet at Oprah's house.
Hey, I tried to help with that one!

I always assume my threads die because I'm annoying and people block me. ;)

Voice of Reason
09-25-2003, 05:47 AM
Hey, I tried to help with that one!

I always assume my threads die because I'm annoying and people block me. ;)

There is no possible way that a girl from New England who loves beer and Vachon cakes can be annoying! ;)

John Flyers Fan
09-25-2003, 05:56 AM
I once (on the really old board) did a long post on the 1967 Expansion draft. It was a beauty, with in depth items on the Oakland Seals chaotic run up to draft day and the very poor job done by the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs in protecting their talent rich rosters.

NO ONE responded. On a subject with such wide appeal, I cannot understand it to this very day. :D


Sounds like a good post to me.

Probably too many young people here that don't know enough about the 67 expansion.

As a Flyers Fan I would like to thank the Bruins for doing a brutal job, as half our Cup winning teams were from the Bruins.

Dar
09-25-2003, 06:15 AM
My most recent was a poem I posted. I thought it was a really great one, so did some that read it, but even on the Lounge it only had 80 views. Guess I should have titled it something sleazy rather than "A Good Poem". :dunno:

Ironchef Chris Wok*
09-25-2003, 06:24 AM
basically, ANY thread I start is dead to start w/, because it's usually something totally uncontroversial like "Zoidberg is a tool."

Epsilon
09-25-2003, 03:42 PM
that sounds like a good thread

*goes to look*

Unless you have a backed-up version of the board pre-nuking, you probably won't find it. :D

Blackjack
09-25-2003, 06:52 PM
Ever dig down into the depths of the archives and check out the threads that never flew? You almost feel bad for them, like some 27 year old "prospect" wasting away in the AHL. I remember when one poster (I think it was Mizral but I'm not sure) resurected a dead thread about Marty Straka getting injured that was almost exactly 1 year old and all the Pens fans went nuts. That was great. If Zoidburg wasn't such a tool, I think I'd dig up a dead thread from the archives right now, just to give it a second chance.

pavel13
09-26-2003, 01:07 PM
I've only started a few threads, and I don't think any of them were very popular. I started the cats v. dogs thread, the billiards thread (three responses), and the bread thread (which actually got about two or three pages of responses).