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How to make a Killer Thread on ATS

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posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 06:27 PM
NEW ONE.... in its infancy.

The OP made such a ridiculous statement that I found it my moral duty to actually suffer a reply.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:05 AM

This one is the best I have seen. The OP managed to say next to nothing and created a huge buzz. One post, and BAM tons of hits. He even got flags before anything was actually discussed.

I nominate this for best of 08!(so far)

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 04:30 AM
reply to post by DINSTAAR

Dinstaar, dude....LOL...that is the holy grail killer thread indeed....two posts down you get the Mod Edit! hahaha...seriously man...thanks for this thread you have created. It is my refuge here in ATS.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 04:49 AM
I took your advice on thread making 101
Do you think that this is one to last a life time ?
I really hope so.......

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by The Utopian Penguin

Not bad, but if you really want to make that thread go places, here are some tips.

First, change the thread title from UFO sightings from around the world to 100% Absolute PROOF that UFOs took my dog!!! The key is to have a thread title so unrelated to the actual content of the post that it confuses anyone trying to read it.

Then, adjust as follows

Originally posted by The Utopian Penguin

Some of these UFO photos are undoubtedly fakes, some are the real thing.

Change this to:
These all must be true!!

A collection of Reported UFO photos That may or may not be FAKE

Omit. You don't want your reader to have a choice. It's either your version of the truth, or nothing at all

Some of these made me laugh. But,there were a few that made me go Hmmm...
I guess it's up to you to decide....

Do you Believe ?

don't ask, tell them!!

You DO believe!!

That's how to make a long lasting thread. Although yours is thought provoking and provides some insight, unless it offends the reader, you've got nothin'.


[edit on 30-6-2008 by Rasobasi420]

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 10:54 AM
reply to post by Rasobasi420

I would a dun all that but I'm saving my 900 points for the big jar of alien shaped jelly beans at the ATS store.

I still have about 300 insipidly rancid off topic post to do...

Hopefully soon I can get into chat so I can spend 36 hr stretches talking to myself and having conversations with people that aren't there.

I think if I start responding in that thread to people that haven't posted .
.it might get the ball rolling

I'm still practicing the BB code and stuff to make the posts look legit.then I'm going to start asking why posts keep "disappearing" from the thread.

I still haven't been able to give my self applauses yet but,I'm working on that

I hope a UFO crashes soon or I think we're all gonna need hug me jackets by
next week

All help and guidance is fully unappreciated

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 10:56 AM
Here's another one:

I guess this user decided to commemorate the 100th thread on John Titor by making this heap of garbage:

John Titor's Predictions are Unfolding before our eyes....

Congratulations. Everyone on ATS is now a little dumber.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 04:46 PM
How to make a killer thread addition:

Add one of these words - "Obama Homosexual Scientologist?" to start threadfire.


How to kill a killer thread? Advice needed.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by Skyfloating

Well, you could write a thoughtful, detailed explanation as to why the topic at hand is riddled with logical fallacy and baseless information......

But then you run the risk of using too many big words and losing some of the readers. They'll skip over it and act like what you just posted isn't there and continue the useless tripe that these 'killer threads' are full of.

But then again, you are the mod.... you could always do the 'hard kill' of a thread. But that's not nearly as fun

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 08:25 PM

How to kill a killer thread? Advice needed.

Spam communist propaganda until a mod closes it. Or (since you are a mod) close it yourself.

Another way to kill it is to respond to everything "Your mother".

posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 05:31 AM
reply to post by DINSTAAR

Thats sound advice.

posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 01:53 PM
I would add that if you have the word 'God' in either the title or the opening post, then that will get the attention of certain groups of easily inflamed individuals.

The word 'God' is worth 3, maybe 4 pages easy.

posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 06:56 PM

posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 08:08 PM
This one has interesting possibilitys. Do You think Extraterrestrials will destroy John McCain?

[edit on 1-7-2008 by Deson]

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 12:41 AM
reply to post by Mad_Hatter

The thread title has just enough exclamation points to be a good one. That, and we also have a healthy amount of Obama zealots to throw on some for gasoline.

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 06:26 AM
Here's one

Criticize ATS at its core, you're guaranteed to get a few pages of posts!!

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 09:07 PM
Check this one out
He rewrote the original post after it got moved'

oh, now I have 1900 points

Thanks Ras

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 01:13 PM
reply to post by DINSTAAR

Oh yeah, another good one.

I have been taking a break from ATS but I am back now.

OH MAN..... the horror

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by DINSTAAR

Welcome back. This thread reminds me of the Classic Quotes Burial Grounds thread. Good read. I see some of those OP's no longer have accounts at ATS.

Oh, and if that's what it takes to make a killer thread, I guess I'll just remain a crap poster.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:06 PM
reply to post by Mirthful Me

Would it be possible to sticky this thread?...I want to come back to Dinstaars list for reference and inspiration.

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