"It's a Conspiracy, no one is reading my threads!!!"
Okay, we've all seen them. The smart-mouth thread titles that usually preclude a diatribe from the OP, lamenting the fact that their respective
threads are being ignored in lieu of some other thread that the OP deems to be unworthy of more attention.
I admit to once birthing such a thread, more as a social observation, and was smacked in the mouth for it. (so this is not an attack!)
I have learned that as one spends more and more time at this site, they will not only learn the makings of a compelling thread, (as well as gain a
) But they will see that sometimes things will just slip through the cracks. Also, look back at those same threads you profess didn't
gain fair exposure, and note that they have all garnered at least a hundred page views by now.
My point? I understand the frustration of both authoring ignored threads, and watching threads die that I had an interest in, but lacked the
knowledge to help further it any.
That said, I think that in the name of solving this "conspiracy" to keep the cream at the bottom, the one that so many have complained about, we
should have a solution.
And as my Dad always said, don't complain about something you don't have at least one solution for.
I call this the "Dead Thread" thread. Very simple rules. Please provide a link to a thread that you feel did not garner enough attention. Please
limit it to threads that you did not author, (this is not a self promotion thread) but did
make a contribution to. (Otherwise, how can you say
it deserved attention?) Please provide a short description of that thread. (So we know why to look!)
I think that the goal would be to draw attention to well researched threads, even if you did not understand all the research, as opposed to threads
that, like, um, like, wonder what is happening with that super collider thingie?
I would hope that this thread would avoid the common chit chat, and that you would star a post that has a thread you enjoyed.
I will start with two threads I enjoyed.
A Personal Account of the Battle at Iwo Jima
Thread authored by tjack
This thread involves the written accounts of PFC Fred Schribert USMC, while on Iwo Jima. The OP called it "a riveting account of life on the
island...", and boy was he right!
The second thread,
Skyfall, or, Was Chicken Little Really Crazy?
Thread authored by NGC2736
A wonderful thread concerning the imminent impact of our planet by meteors. This thread details the concerns of the scientific community!
So there's my idea ATS. You can Flag this or ignore it, it's up to you. But if I see one single "Robbie Williams Confirmed 9/11 was Orchestrated by
Prophet Yahweh", I'm writing a bitter thread detailing my idea that this was all a plot by Springer to get even with me. (for what? I haven't
gotten that far yet)
Yours truly, Jason
( For the Mods, I thought this an appropriate area, as it deals with the many conspiracies that often end up here... If not, maybe dis-info?
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