posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 10:16 AM
I see it as this:
The more advanced and detailed a topic is from the start, the harder it usually is for many people who don't feel they can contribute to it to get
involved in that thread, thus many well meaning posters will likely not contribute out of respect of not wanting to derail or wreck the thread.
Off the top of my head, I will use ProTo Fire Fox's thread regarding The Zodiac Killer:
I have been reading that thread on a number of occasions, though I have not tried to contribute to it (Other than starring/flagging) in the least on
the grounds of I honestly don't feel I could add to the discussion without unintentionally harming the discussion going off there.
Alternatively, threads where the discussion level is lower or the content is more simple, derogatory or light hearted/ humorous those will get more
hits as everyone feels they can add or subtract from that thread they are also a magnet for Trolls and Self Righteous individuals who lack self
Occasionally you will get the occasional exception to the rule, but these only occur if the topic is highly controversial or of an "everyday" nature
for example of what could be labeled a controversial thread there is
Controversial although Biased: (Magnet for Flaming)
"Everyday Style Topic": (Lots of people with experience in this and thus contribute to it)
The latter two are the best post types if you want responses, although if you don't care about how all other members perceive you then you can just
post Tollbate style threads and reap the points in