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Thread Killers?

  1. Mar 5, 2005 #1
    Thread Killers???

    I did not want to post this in the "best all time thread killers" post cause I kinda felt that I would be interuppting. But could someone explain what a thread killer is?
     
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    Thread killers are members who destroy what-was-before a nice and friendly thread (i.e. a conversation) with anarchist comments.

    For example: lets take a thread on 'The Big bang'.

    If someone came and suddenly talked about bunnies and tortoises, and made people stop talking about 'The big bang', then that member would be a thread killer.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2005 #3

    honestrosewater

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    :rofl: interrupting what?
     
  5. Mar 5, 2005 #4

    Maybe you could have, you, know, actually read the thread, or at the very least, posted this in the stupied quetion thread, since this question qualifies.

    What is it with neo-phytes and acting...well, like neo-phytes?
     
  6. Mar 5, 2005 #5

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    I had no idea, so I looked it up! Yay!

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=10&q=neophyte
    The second definitions seems most relevent

     
  7. Mar 5, 2005 #6
    So the bunnies said to the tortoises... :biggrin:
     
  8. Mar 5, 2005 #7

    dextercioby

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    A thread killer is me.

    I hate bunnies & tortoises.

    Daniel.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2005 #8

    Moonbear

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    I'm still going with the theory it's someone who posts such a profoundly thoughtful response to a thread that nobody can find anything else to say on it, or are just in such awe of the brilliance, they wouldn't dare risk dimming that brilliance with another reply that would just be cast into shadows. :biggrin:

    It's just as the name implies, the last person to post in a thread before the thread dies. As for killing, it's all circumstantial evidence, I swear! Nobody has demonstrated motive, and where's the murder weapon?
     
  10. Mar 5, 2005 #9

    BobG

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    No, that person would be a thread hijacker. Plus, your examples are absurd.

    A better example would be if someone were to come into a thread about thread killing and posted something about thread hijacking. Some people just can't resist bait and respond even when they know the post is off-topic. And there goes the thread, from nerds to pirates, baffling the poor neophyte who starts reading from the last post.

    By the way, who's the top thread hijacker? o:)
     
  11. Mar 5, 2005 #10

    dextercioby

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    MIH has the vote for the pirate-thing and that should weigh a lot...So she's in pole position for the moment.


    Daniel.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2005 #11
    Yeah like that day I was going to court.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2005 #12
    So....i get to kill the thread now?
     
  14. Mar 5, 2005 #13
    Geeze, sure, you can have it. My attempt was not bad though.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2005 #14
    damn you, why resurrect this, i was so close, now i ahve to post in all those threads all over again to bury it.

    Fie on you.
     
  16. Mar 6, 2005 #15
    I was acknowledging your victory. What is the problem?
     
  17. Mar 6, 2005 #16
    and yet you keep posting. Acknowledge my victory with silence.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2005 #17
    What could anyone possibly have against little frufru bunnies and cute little tortoises? What kind of sick twisted...oh, Dex wrote that, that explains a lot. :tongue2:
     
  19. Mar 7, 2005 #18

    dextercioby

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    Oh,Artman,is that a selfportait...?:tongue2:

    Daniel.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2005 #19
    Does sound like me, doesn't it? :yuck:
     
  21. Mar 7, 2005 #20

    Moonbear

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    Oh, I'm glad you all found the amateur thread-killer thread. This is a much better place to practice thread-killing before attempting the champion thread! :biggrin: :tongue2:
     
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