Pit Threads

Does anybody else only open the ones with 10-15 replies at the MOST, otherwise the thread is too long, yet then only read the first three messages before getting distracted and reading another thread?
Do I have ADD?

Sorry… what was that after “pit thread”…

So anyway, you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?.. :stuck_out_tongue:

I rarely open huge threads in any forum unless I’ve been part of it from the beginning. And in the shorter ones, I can usually tell after the first few posts if I’m interested in the conversation.

I don’t think it’s all that unusual.

I don’t know, when my grandma used to grow rhubarb it usually didn’t get hurt by rain (unless the patch turned into a mudslide and slid into the neighbors chicken coop again)… now hail… rhubarb’s second most dangerous enemy. First being people…

It’s funny how this bottle of iced tea was made in “Lake Success, NY”. I wonder if there’s an actual lake there and if some loser down on his luck is yelling “Why must you mock me, Lake Success” at the lake as we speak…

I don’t do that. I open the long ones just to see what’s so interesting that there are so many replies, especially if it’s a new thread that’s just grown really fast.

This was my first good laugh of the day - thanks ever so! :smiley:

I must now insert the standard request for new keyboard. Thank you for a spit take. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

To your Op, I do prefer short threads. I don’t like to pour through 4 page threads unless it is a subject I am passionate about. I think my rule of thumb is under 35 posts with an interesting OP.

I rarely open Pit threads of any variety. Of the four fora I read (skim) most often, it’s the one I find most boring. I’m pretty easily annoyed but hard to actually anger so I tend to view most of the OPs as tales told by idiots: full of sound and fury; signifying nothing.

On the board as I whole, I’m like FairyChatMom: I rarely open large posts of any variety unless I’ve been in it from the beginning or I am fairly certain it’s something I am willing to read all the way through. If it’s nearing or over fifty posts by the time I get to it, the title of the thread generally has to be pretty interesting for me to even bother.

I often only read the first few posts of Pit Threads, unless it’s a subject near and dear to my heart, or if it’s highly entertaining. I think it’s because most pit threads do one of the following:

Political rant, followed by name-calling and accusation of being a knee-jerk whatever.

Personal rant, followed by sympathy posts sprinkled with a few of the get-over-it-you-pathetic-loser posts, or vice-versa.

News rant, followed by accusations of being indifferent to all the OTHER suffering in the world, or how this is only news because it’s an attractive white woman, etc.

Soul-burning, crushing, diabolically masterful rant, followed by posts saying basically “bravo”