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Originally posted by silent thunder
The thread that can be posted in
is not the eternal thread.
The moniker that can be registered
is not the eternal moniker.
The un-posted is the eternally real.
Posting is the origin
of all particular threads.
Free from desire for stars and flags, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire for stars and flags, you see only your post count sinking.
Yet posting and threads
arise from the same source.
This source is called "the black ATS background."
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.
-Tao Te Ching, ATS edition
Originally posted by IntastellaBurst
Perhaps some threads do not grow because we just wrote them TOO well, .... and there is nothing else to add.
There is nothing you or anyone can do to make them realize what they offered was valued and read, maybe stars, but it was.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
Erm... if I based my value on my thread length, I'd be in trouble!
One thing that will happen is that i meant this to be a philosphical thread. A play on how when one door closes another opens. Now it's moved to board business and people with long threads are going to take offense and perceive me as a "has not" that is only complaining. I don't have a problem with anyone who has brought these to the site. It's just a line of thought, a flow I had, that I wanted to post... And when looked at in terms of board business, it becomes something else altogether.