I’ve heard a theory that MPSIMS has a strange corollary concerning the time and thought put into a thread versus response. As in: “those topic starters you research and put lots of effort into typically result in little to no replys”. On the reverse, “new threads that one just pulls out of their rectum (as it were) can go pages and pages long with happy Doper responses”. So I decided to try and post a new thread in several different mindsets. I posted with lots of thought and footnotes. I posted where there was almost no reason to write anything down at all. I have posted somewhere in between the two.
Here is what I have discerned:
I am the biggest loser on the boards. Seriously - I must average around no responses for every thread I start… no matter what the subject I write on… no one cares. I have turned into my name. I AM nothing.
Don’t misunderstand me, thankfully I actually have something of a life outside this MB so I am not suicidal about this discovery or anything. In fact maybe I can help others. Think about it this way: the next time a thread of yours falls flat on its face, remember me and know that its not all that bad! Maybe you kill threads (got a few kills on my belt)…maybe you’ve never had a thread of yours go longer than one page (I’ve never ever even come anywhere close to a second page)…take heart my friend, because compared to me you are Shakespeare!
If I can make even one persons day brighter with my fabulous futility, then perhaps it isn’t all bad to be the SDMB “Official Loser”.