The Coffee House

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  1. o hey tyler

    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I also noticed that "Top Posters" thing, and I have my own thoughts on it that I will keep outside of the general forum populous. If you want to know my thoughts, there's always the private message. ;-)


     
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    The thing is, Tyler, the people who were post-whoring (a word invented for that episode, I think, by either Leonore (limr) or Sharon (sm4hm), were actually not too much into the leaderboard thing, as they were in seeing how far they could push the boundaries. There were quite a few one-word, and in some cases, one-emoticon posts. Pretty much all the participants in that knew full well how silly it was, but since it had momentum, it had to be kept up. Now that "we" got it out of the system, we could relax a bit and just shoot the breeze... and so the coffeehouse thread was born.
     
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  3. o hey tyler

    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the backstory. The plot thickens. Thanks Paul!
     
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  4. snowbear

    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    We were to the point of posting what was on put iPods - every song. I think it ended up at about 1000 pages before I cleaned house. It doesn't sound like much but the thread was only active for about 6 weeks.

    Did you know there is a minimum waiting time before you can post another thread? We found that out - over and over.
     
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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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  7. pgriz

    pgriz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I said, for the "curious". Besides, I think you accounted for at least 200 pages that are now missing from the official thread. And those shenanigans got the leaderboard moved to the main page so that it would not disturb the children too much.
     
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    Yessssssssssss! :D

    It was Stradawhovious who started it and I think he introduced "postwhoring."

    I know I was, and pretty sure Sharon was too, basically in it to give a big middle finger to the Leaderboard (they subsequently changes it to "Top Posters") to show how meaningless it was.

    Gary upped the game when he joined in and started posting 5 pages of photos each night. :)
     
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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    Actually, previously ran into the term "postwhoring" on a couple of automotive-related forums.
    Yes, I was responsible for about 200 pages.
     
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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    I will apologize now.
     
  11. pgriz

    pgriz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think Gary's photographic contribution was the redeeming feature in this little exercise. Although after a while you really got the sense that you were tapping into people's thinking processes, as it because a stream-of-consciousness experience.

    I'm waiting for when the leaderboard actually tracks something useful, like "informative" or "useful" posts. And I suspect Tim Campbell will probably be right up there.
     
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    Hey, you got to be a teenager again! And what made it bearable, is that the main culprits didn't take it seriously.
     
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