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Why has no one responded to a thread I posted ?

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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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.




posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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reply to post by Gazrok
 


I'm sure you're right but I did not create the title it was from the articles title (yup Associated Press)
And had to use it the way they had it written.
Oh well, what I did not expect was this thread getting more attention than the one in question.

It must be "Bizarro World"

Thanks for the honest opinions. i appreciate it



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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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reply to post by Extralien
 


Thanks for the reply

Most any or all of he hings you mentioned could have been the problem.
or maybe it was not so important to others as it was to me



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:22 AM
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reply to post by Rising Against
 


Thank you for responding.

I know that sensational titles get lot's of traffic but I don't care for the let down or all the
nasty remarks when it doesn't turn out to be the "greatest story ever told"

I must admit I do view my share of the
&
titles.
I guess it's like driving past an accident.I don't really want to look but sometimes I just can't help myself



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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And had to use it the way they had it written.


I believe that restraint is only when posting in the NEWS forums, vs. Current Events.
The AP reporter coming up with that title should be fired in my opinion...



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by azureskys
I don't really get what happened ?
Is it my title ?
Is it because I don't have an avatar ?
Is it the thread content ?
The information and questions presented in the thread are quite serious as far as I am concerned,
yet no response.

I just don't get it.
Can someone help me find out why the thread failed so miserably ??



You forgot to say how much you hate Obama and the evil socialists.
You didn't mention spaceships by the sun, or the sun killing us all.

If you want a billion responses and flags those are the topics dejour.
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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I have threads with good content fail miserably, too. I suggest getting an avatar just because it might help people identify you from thread to thread by associating with your picture, but I don't think it affects threads you author that much.

I think the title could have been clearer, as well. Good luck.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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I don't know why........

Maybe you have cooties?



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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reply to post by pirhanna
 


Thanks for offering your ideas.
I'm sure you won't be offended if I don't use them



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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reply to post by darkbake
 


I'll try your suggestions next time.
Thank you for your help.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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reply to post by mwood
 


No the Dr.said they aren't cooties


But I'm starting to think it might my breath


Thanks for a little to brighten my day



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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I notice tons of good threads get pushed off the new topics page quicker than most can notice them, and the stranger stuff getting all the stars and flags. I'm not sure if what I myself consider interesting or important really isn't, or if crazy just draws in more crazy better than sense draws in reasonable people. I just need to start looking at fire-hose new topics instead of regular ol' new topics so I can better see the stuff getting pushed down.
Checked out your other thread OP, S&F for it.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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You need to include ZOMBIES somewhere in the title. www.abovetopsecret.com...

And maybe NIBIRU.

Try, Zombies from Nibiru are set to invade Iran.

No, wait,

Obama born to Zombie parents on Nibiru...


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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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reply to post by azureskys
 


Since no one else will say it, I will.

The rest of us had a meeting and WE decided we didn't like you very much.

It seemed everyone had some very good reasons.

They were supossed to send you a memo, by snail-mail, of course. It should be there in afew weeks and I am sure you will feel better.



Man ! Do I hope you have a sense of humor !!!
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Obama born to Zombie parents on Nibiru...


I am anxiously awaiting that thread...I know it's comin'......

(although it's probably more accurate than his birth certificate....Bazinga!)



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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Don't feel too bad, I've had threads that didn't any response and also threads that I thought should get everyone talking but failed miserably to be picked upon. I can't figure out what works and what doesn't guess I've been a lurker for far too long.
I've been advised to use the original headline, and that doesn't necessarily work either. Some are ctritical of your source too. I try to do a search on it and see if there's other more reliable mentions.
So, try not to take it too hard. I know its disappointing especially if you need advice or have something you think should get attention. So, hang in there.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Time of day does make a difference, but the title is usually the key, I've noticed in my short time here that the sensationalized titles get a lot more traffic. There has to be a hook to catch them before you can reel them in.

Make it something like:
Emergency Evacuation at Nuclear Zone!!! ....even though it's about the lack of practice evacuation for power plants
or

Nuclear Emergency... RUN!!!!

People just don't seem to care much about serious discussions, they like sensationalism :/



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Hello to all,
PutAQuarteerIn
kawika
hdutton
Gazrok
1loserel2
PurpleChiten
and thank you all for your opinions and your humor. I did me good all round.
Peace



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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You should definately make a cool flashy avatar. All the cool people have them, be sure to tag it with 'interdimensional super writer' 'fighter for super denyance of ignorance' or something to that effect to gain maximum impact. A super sweet pic of celestial bodies or ufos work great as the pic, or maybe something kind of demonic/spiritual even. Anyway, it's all in the avatar.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by hdutton
reply to post by azureskys
 


Since no one else will say it, I will.

The rest of us had a meeting and WE decided we didn't like you very much.

It seemed everyone had some very good reasons.

They were supossed to send you a memo, by snail-mail, of course. It should be there in afew weeks and I am sure you will feel better.



Man ! Do I hope you have a sense of humor !!!
edit on 17-5-2012 by hdutton because: (no reason given)


OMG, you weren't supposed to tell until AFTER she got the memo!! Dagnabbit, people just can't keep a secret anymore! :/

...but you ARE growing on us, so we may let you in the club afterall, we just have to make an ammendment or call for a revote. As soon as we figure out which one, we can take up the issue again. We'll let ya know via memo



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