posted on May, 17 2012 @ 09:41 AM
I agree with those who say timezone plays a major role - It definitely does in my experience and there's no doubt about it either. I tend to write
longer thread's and I almost always post them at around the same time, and on a certain day in the week too. Whenever I post it at a time I'd rather
not, such as an early morning on a Sunday for example, the thread almost always dies a quick death, or never really get's going despite bumping it
again when thing's are a bit busier around here.
Posting in the afternoon of a weekday however, and yeah, it usually get's a fair bit of attention. Of course though when posting a thread there's a
bit more to it, to say the least, than the time and day of posting, but I'm pretty confident in saying that it does play a surprisingly large role.
More than most would think it would.
I'm not really a fan of extravagant titles either. Usually I just try to think of something catchy if possible but always something relevant and
accurate to what I'm bringing up for discussion. Just something that describes or sums up the thread well and something that people can hopefully
remember. With one of my last threads for example I was looking at the death of an MI6 agent here in the UK by the name of Gareth Williams, someone
who died in 2010 is very odd circumstances - thus I called the thread "The Suspicious Death of MI6 Agent Gareth Williams.." It's an accurate title,
It's not too long, and at the same time I think It's something people will remember and want to click on since I'm pointing out straight away that
It's a suspicious case, which it definitely is. Those who lie or massively exaggerate the title really do bug me a lot.
At the end of the day though the content matters most. If you don't actually put some time and real effort into the thread, thus if you show that you
pretty much just don't care what you're bringing up for discussion, then the thread is always going to fail, no matter when you post it and despite
having the perfect title or anything else like that. Putting that little bit more time and effort into it really does make a difference.