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Black Bar on Threats

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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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Alright, first question. Why does everyone seem to call threads 'threats'? Is it just a typo, or some meme I'm not informed of?

And the most important question, why is there a little black bar on the front of some threads? I can upload a screen if needed. Just curious is all.


Mods move this pleaseif its in the wrong spot.


-Julio




posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:28 PM
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The black bands appear to mark threads which have received more attention.
They're attached to threads which have received over 200 replies or a certain number of flags.
I'm sure about the number of replies, because I've noticed the moment when a couple of my own threads have picked up the black bar.

"Threat" for "thread" is just a case of sloppy pronunciation finding its way into people's writing.
Another example, in modern times, seems to be the corruption of;
"If you think that,
you've got another 'think' coming"
into the sloppy and meaningless "You've got another thing coming".
Welcome to the ranks of grumpy old men.




edit on 26-4-2011 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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Oh why thankyou my good man!
The world is so much clearer now




-SOLVED-



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:46 AM
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My guess is that another reason, in addition to sloppiness for "threats" is that it is a Freudian slip. Paranoia does reign supreme here, does it not? "Threat" is on everyone's mind it would seem.



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