I literally started a thread about being a thread killer two years ago. Yeah, no one responded!!
I’m not only a thread killer, I just slaughter the shit out of them from the get go.--Greeneyesbluezy
I think all of us here are quite capable of starting threads that garner no response. (Unless it's one about thread killing apparently).--Chili
Honestly Greeneyes and Chili, (oh wow when I say that out loud it sounds like I'm doing a sequel to Green eggs and Ham...)
Honestly I shied away from starting new threads for just that reason.
Once or twice when I was really really depressed and wanting support I started a thread pretty much saying that.
I can't say that there was no response because there was, but to say that the response was limited is putting it very mildly.
I've heard it said that "bad sex is better than no sex at all", and while I don't usually resort to quoting such maxims, I honestly think the principle applies to thread starting as well when you are fully expecting to get something on the end of your fishing line or dragnet.
For the first time in a good while I just started one this week over in the Reconciliation forum.
I heard from a wise "old veteran" on here that starting a thread with a title that had something to do with sex or "TMI" would always bring home the bacon and the money train where garnering responses are concerned.
I got about as close to doing that as I ever have, I think, with my recent thread in Reconciliation which is called "Fantasy SIland".
I've gotten a few responses to be fair to those who have posted on there, but I must admit I was hoping for a bigger sampling of both waywards and betrayeds making use of it as a way to indirectly share with their own spouses or the rest of us what would really tickle their buttons without necessarily incurring the threat of feeling rejected or ignored by the indirect intended, would-be recipients.
Maybe I should have started it off with three XXX's or else the thread title "Free Beer and Pizza" or do like Walloped did one time by titling his thread "Threesomes", even though it wasn't exactly about actual threesomes nitty gritty that he was wanting to go into discussion about!
Or else maybe it's just that cheesy TV series show titles for thread titles only run people off, fearing that it's a mysogynistic discussion about "Charles in Charge" or "The Jeffersons/Archie Bunker's Place" or something along those lines.
Or maybe it was just me putting that random gif picture up of Tattoo...
Come to think of it, maybe I should just replace that one of Mr. Roarke and Tattoo with one just of Peter Dinklage instead.
I don't watch Game of Thrones, but I know at least enough about what tickles other people's buttons enough to bet more heavily on some fantasy themes being MUCH more popular in some people's minds than others are.
[This message edited by Cephastion at 1:32 PM, February 14th (Thursday)]