This is the thread where we keep score of how many threads any individual doper has killed, so that we may determine who is truly the mightiest of thread killers. So onto the rules: [list=1]
[li]Your score is your total number of thread kills divided by your total number of posts. So 1000 posts with 50 thread kills gives you a score of .05[/li]
[li]A thread is considered killed once a period of 10 days has past without posting. So the first person in a thread who has the last post for 10 days may, on the eleventh day, post in this thread for 1 thread kill point.[/li]
[li]You must post in this thread with a link to the thread for the point to count. You may also state in this post why you think you were able to kill the thread (stupidity, summed everything up, scared everyone off, etc…)[/li]
[li]In the event of a tie score, the person with the most thread kill points wins.[/li]
[li]No one can get a point for killing a thread they started.[/li]
[li]A thread can only be killed once.[/li]
[li]Whenever you kill a thread, drink.[/li][/list=1]
Have at it!
Well, over in this thread we hashed out ideas for rules. The point was brought up that these kind of things have gotten heated in the past. By putting it in the pit it allows you to attack the fact that you killed the thread (some think it’s bad), as well as use terrible mutha-fuckin’ language.
If a mod disagrees I understand, but I did confer with fellow dopers on the subject.
Who decides at what point a thread is ‘dead’? Shouldn’t there be a specified number of days that a thread must sit without another post before it is declared officially ‘dead’? Sometimes a thread may be resurrected after a week or a month because someone thinks of another question, or finds some new info, or something.
And what happens if my post ‘kills’ this thread? Do I win a prize or something?
Isn’t Handy the winner? Seems to me he routinely strolls into a dead thread, adds unnecessary or redundant information, then it dies, b/c everybody reads that the last post was by Handy and therefore not worthy of reading.
With regards to the O.P. , I’m sorry - but I don’t really want to know how successful a thread killer I am. It is not something I aspire to or am proud of . . . I just happened to be damned good at it. In fact you better hope someone posts after me - its a distinct possibility no one will. In short, enjoy your contest folks, I’m not playing. I will have to settle with being the “underground” thread assasin that I am.
Thanks. I credit all of this ability to my tendancy to not know when to quit. I’ve really made an effort lately to shut my yapper. The searches I did (last 2 years) only went back to last June or so, so we’ll never really know how utterly annoying I used to be (relatively speaking).
But I do have to comment on Dooku’s post. In my perusal, I noticed that many of the threads I’d posted to were killed by handy. But I’ll be damned if I’m gonna do a search on his posts!