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#1 of 47 Inspector Hammer!

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Posted July 24 2002 - 08:57 PM

In light of my recent car crash of a thread about Julia Roberts :b, i'd like to hear about threads that you may have started in the past that just crashed and burned like the Hindenburg. "Oh the humanity!"

I get the feeling that i'm going to get a lot of people who started threads about D-VHS. Posted Image

I'm looking for threads in particular that turned out so bad that they got closed, not one's that were boring or one's nobody replied to. Oh, what the hell, name those too! Posted Image

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#2 of 47 Paul_D



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Posted July 24 2002 - 09:37 PM

I started a thread that mnay people embraced, and I thought served an interesting and worthwhile purpose. Others disagreed It resulted in the mod who closed it calling it an abortion!!! Posted Image

To witness the carnage first-hand, click the link:

The Blockbuster Backlash Thread
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#3 of 47 MikeM



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Posted July 24 2002 - 10:54 PM

Well, I started a thread that had a picture warning people not to do a certain "personal" thing, or else a certain someone would kill a cute little certain type of pet. (Sorry, I want to be super vague so I don't ruffle any feathers)

I thought it was funny, but then again, most people think I'm a moron. Posted Image

$10 bucks says that this thread leads down that exact same path....doh! Posted Image

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Posted July 25 2002 - 02:21 AM

My "DIVX Appreciation Thread" didn't go over very well. Posted Image

#5 of 47 Scott Strang

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Posted July 25 2002 - 02:58 AM

I'd have to say the thread I started about hearing and seeing ancient radio and television transmissions.

No one took it seriously and basically crapped on it.

I don't think it was locked down but the mockery that was made of it was annoying as hell to be honest.

#6 of 47 Matt Gordon

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Posted July 25 2002 - 03:26 AM

My "DIVX Appreciation Thread" didn't go over very well.

Thanks for the laugh! I needed it! Posted Image
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#7 of 47 Ryan Wright

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Posted July 25 2002 - 03:53 AM

Very early in my HTF career, I got into a spat with another member. I was having a lively discussion and posted what I thought was a concise, well thought out argument. He flipped and apparently posted a nasty, flame ridden response. Within short order he had edited his post, but the thread was closed anyway.

Both of our accounts were suspended for something like an hour, and email was sent out to us warning us not to do it again. I, unfortunately, was at work and did not get this email, nor did I even notice my account had been suspended. By the time I logged on again later that day, it had been reinstated and I was none the wiser.

So I noticed the thread had been closed and another had started where our little spat quickly became the topic of conversation. I replied and said something like, "Uh oh. I hope I didn't get that thread closed?" I then went on to explain my post and why I didn't think I was responsible.

Got home later that evening to a scathing email from, if I remember correctly, Parker. The first one was a warning. The second went along the lines of, "We suspend you for this and now you're at it again?! I've deleted your post, if it happens again, you're gone for good."

Oops. I quickly apologized, groveled, and begged for forgiveness. I had no idea I had caused problems.

#8 of 47 Steve Christou

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Posted July 25 2002 - 04:12 AM

Last year I started a thread called "Is Marianne too Sexy for the HTF?" which had a few responses before a mod who we shall refer to as 'Cees' Posted Image put a padlock on it.
It was a fun topic and Marianne had a good laugh with it (I hope), now the classic bit was Pat Sun's contribution which had me rolling on the floor for 5mins and also sealed the threads fate...Posted Image

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#9 of 47 Zen Butler

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Posted July 25 2002 - 04:14 AM

In before the lockPosted Image ...my Who's got the biggest forehead? thread drummed up 0 responses and a closure, beat that! I thought it funny that it was locked though, being as I started it in response to a post where some mentioned the size Christina Ricci's dome. I'm forever scarred but deservedly so


#10 of 47 DennisHP


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Posted July 25 2002 - 04:44 AM

I think I remember a thread asking which admin had closed the most threads but before I could find out the thread was closed!

#11 of 47 Cam S

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Posted July 25 2002 - 05:02 AM

Well, I started a thread that had a picture warning people not to do a certain "personal" thing, or else a certain someone would kill a cute little certain type of pet. (Sorry, I want to be super vague so I don't ruffle any feathers)

Hahaha, I think that picture and quote are funny as all hell!!!

I myself havn't started any threads that have been closed or blown up, but my favorite thread were any that Bob_A was involved with, dam I miss him sometimes, always provided me with a good laugh Posted Image

#12 of 47 Michael*K



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Posted July 25 2002 - 05:17 AM

Guess I'll add my two cents before this thing gets closed. Posted Image Last year I made a post about the great live concert recordings I had made with my new MiniDisc recorder. Within five minutes, I had been flamed and the thread closed. The moderator e-mailed me and told me that my account was suspended until I apologized profusely and that the only reason I wasn't given the permanent boot was because I was a fellow Mac user. Posted Image

#13 of 47 Max Leung

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Posted July 25 2002 - 05:47 AM

I made a comment about pig meat. Enough said! Posted Image
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#14 of 47 Mark Larson

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Posted July 25 2002 - 07:02 AM

IBTL. Posted Image
I had a thread about the government's. .... um.... policies on alcohol and the legal age, and it was deleted within two replies! Posted Image

#15 of 47 Tim Hoover

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Posted July 25 2002 - 07:48 AM

I think I'm derailing a thread about space-object collision precautions as we speak Posted Image
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#16 of 47 Charles J P

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Posted July 25 2002 - 07:49 AM

Edit: Sorry Patrick, I'll nip this one before it leads to any issues. I dont think I've ever been the cause of a thread being closed myself.

#17 of 47 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 25 2002 - 08:36 AM

Let's keep this to threads you personally had a part in, and not drag up threads started up by others.
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#18 of 47 John Sturge

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Posted July 25 2002 - 08:54 AM

My thread bashing the Italian movie "Salo", everytime I look at that thread I think " What the hell was I on? "

"In before the lock?" You have to be kidding.

#19 of 47 CharlesD



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Posted July 25 2002 - 09:37 AM


I started a thread after Michael Schumacher won the F1 World Driver's Championship in 2000. He clinched by winning the second to last race of the season which happened to be the Japanese Grand Prix that year.

I watched the race live, and it started at 1 or 2 in the morning. It was the first World Drivers Championship for Ferrari since 1979. As a long suffering Ferrari fan since the early 1980s I was needless to say ecstatic. I started the thread as soon as the race was over, with all the text in Ferrari Red as a celebration.

The next day when I checked the thread and apparently there had been some nastiness. My thread was edited with spoiler tags, some other posts had been edited after some people had apparently called me nasty names.

Even though the race was shown live and was over and a matter of history, some "fans" didn't stay to see it but instead taped it or were planning to watch a later replay and were upset that my topic header gave the result away.

Although with hindsight I should have warned of spoilers, it did not occur to me that anyone who cared enough about the result to get angry over the result spoiled wouldn't have stayed up to watch the race!

#20 of 47 Gui A

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Posted July 25 2002 - 01:08 PM

One of the first threads I started involved scamming Blockbuster... It was deleted and I got a warning email.
I've played nice ever since!!

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