Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby g-boaf » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:15 pm

MarkG wrote:Aushiker probably threatened to bore them to death with his pointless dribble or useless statistics


Woah! :lol:
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:06 pm

Answer their question with a short question and see if they respond
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby casual_cyclist » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:12 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Answer their question with a short question and see if they respond

What do you mean by that? :wink:
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:53 pm

MarkG : Whilst statistics may arouse some of us more than others, at least Aushiker's contributions to this forums are constructive and less ego based than yours.
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby Derny Driver » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:59 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Answer their question with a short question and see if they respond

what?
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Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby sogood » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:02 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Answer their question with a short question and see if they respond

?
(Short enough?) ;)
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:02 pm

... but back to the original question of the topic.

I think a portion of it is people using the setting under the UCP to auto-subscribe to their own started threads or not. I think by default it isn't enabled. Such posters mightn't get a reminder by way of a "topic reply notification" by e-mail and people's attention spans being what they are, they may simply forget... or not be savvy enough to remember how to browse back to their post. For example, just how many people don't use the 'Search' function?

Certainly, I would prefer some sort of periodical daily/weekly mail notification of updates to a thread, rather as-and-when a new reply is posted since your last visit. I often forget when I've had a flurry of other e-mails that've swept away the notification.

Similarly, I think people replying, and then getting a constant Reply notification in turn as they waste time infront of the keyboard (Hey, we're all guilty of it at times, right?) discourages quality of comments in favour of quantity.
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:09 pm

Or you could click "view new posts" 15 times a day :) .
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:13 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Or you could click "view new posts" 15 times a day :) .


That only really allows for popular threads which 'float to the top'. Anything a little more locally specific or obscure, with an infrequent contributor-ship will likely get washed away by that means also.
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:49 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:Answer their question with a short question and see if they respond

What do you mean by that? :wink:


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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby cyclotaur » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:10 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Or you could click "view new posts" 15 times a day :) .

That's my default .... :|
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby Farmer Elvis » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:13 pm

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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby London Boy » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:13 am

HappyHumber wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Or you could click "view new posts" 15 times a day :) .


That only really allows for popular threads which 'float to the top'.

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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:11 am

100 a day, dude.
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby JulMass » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:18 am

In order to post stuff for sale the rules require 10 valid forum posts to prove a member is not a spam bot. I think I read the rules right.
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Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:29 am

ldrcycles wrote:Or you could click "view new posts" 15 times a day :) .

Just click on view your posts up the top of the page. Those with responses are highlighted. If you use Tap a talk just click on participated.
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:30 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Or you could click "view new posts" 15 times a day :) .

Just click on view your posts up the top of the page. Those with responses are highlighted. If you use Tap a talk just click on participated.


But that only shows threads you've actually posted in, not ones that have just come up or you haven't commented in yet.
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:35 pm

JulMass wrote:In order to post stuff for sale the rules require 10 valid forum posts to prove a member is not a spam bot. I think I read the rules right.
I am not a spam bot but expect inane comments to get my quota.

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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:58 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Or you could click "view new posts" 15 times a day :) .

Just click on view your posts up the top of the page. Those with responses are highlighted. If you use Tap a talk just click on participated.


But that only shows threads you've actually posted in, not ones that have just come up or you haven't commented in yet.


In that case your better of using Tapatalk on your phone. It lists all the new threads as they are posted from the latest back, regardless of what part of the forum they are posted in.
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:45 pm

Haven't seen Derny Driver for a while. What up with that?
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby casual_cyclist » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:31 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Haven't seen Derny Driver for a while. What up with that?

What about Kalgrm?
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby Nobody » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:22 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Haven't seen Derny Driver for a while. What up with that?
Yeah, maybe "post 'n' bail" is becoming his specialty too. :wink:
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby Derny Driver » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:49 pm

Hey..Im here
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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby Duck! » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:11 pm

"Look! There goes a Topic!!" :P

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Re: Why do people start a thread and then disappear?

Postby barefoot » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:53 am

I sometimes register on a forum to ask specific questions about something relevant to the topic of the forum. Things that I want to know about now, but not things that I'm obsessive over and have any intention of becoming part of the forum "community".

I think it's good manners when doing this to acknowledge replies and engage in the conversation, but it doesn't surprise me that not everybody does this. But I expect these phantom thread-starters will come back and read what answers they've got, even if they don't engage any further.

Rude bastards :mrgreen:

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