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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Mark Shannon, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

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    I don't know if it's just me, but everytime I post to a thread, once it surpasses two pages, I tend to lost interest in it. Usually by that point there are so many sub-dialogues going on in the thread that it tends to become confusing just to comprehend. I don't know, maybe I'm jsut slower than most. Does anyone else feel this way?
     
  2. Leila Dougan

    Leila Dougan Screenwriter

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    I'll give a thread 2-3 pages before losing interest. It also depends on whether I started reading it when it was short or not. If it was, I'm much more likely to follow through with it. If a thread is already long (over 2 pages) when I first see it I typically just skip right over it.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    It depends on the subject; I'll keep up with one I'm really interested in.

    If I miss the first day or so, and it jumps to 10 (40-post) pages by the time I see it, I'm just never getting involved. And I can't help but wonder how the heck some get so large - just how much is there to say about Star Wars on DVD at this point, anyway?
     
  4. John Watson

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    A few of them pay-off, but I usually ignore something that has like 85 pages.
     
  5. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    I ignore the longs ones also. I also hate how it seems that movies only get one thread. It'd be nice to be allowed to have threads that discuss a specific topic about a movie all on their own.
     
  6. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

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    Most of the threads I post in are long ones, but I don't get in the habbit of going back and reading a thread in its entirity before I post in it first, unless its a short one.
     
  7. Jim_C

    Jim_C Cinematographer

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    It depends on the topic. I've been keeping up with NFL, LotR, and Survivor threads for some time. Sometimes I post a lot, sometimes I don't.

    Others I try to keep up with but it's no use and I end up ignoring it. I did my very best to keep up with the various Matrix and Star Wars threads but it's too hard. They expand so fast and people contribute so much text that I can't take the time, as much as I would like to.
     
  8. Ted Lee

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    totally depends. it it's a thread that interests me, i may read through it...but more then likely i'll just kinda scan over it. but, if it's just flippin huge to start, i'll more then likely just skip it.

    what i really hate is "missing out" on a thread that i could have gotten into, but was too late. by the time i'm there everything's already been said.

    on a side note, i always have a small sense of pleasure when a thread that i started just takes off! [​IMG]
     
  9. Zen Butler

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    I thought it had a stellar picture and the 5.1 rivaled the frivolous DTS track.
     
  10. Steve Christou

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    Zen, I was that soldier!
     
  11. Thi Them

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    What I hate are the threads where people post big images of women in lingerie or swimsuits!

    ~T
     
  12. Ted Lee

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    okay everyone ... come up with a topic where we can rant and rave for days and days ... so that no one else will want to read this thread....

    my topic: "whether a bugalope can actually bugger anything..."
     
  13. John Watson

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    I wonder if silica could dry up a long thread?
     
  14. Jay H

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    Silica wont dry up a thread, however, it will dry up everybody reading it..

    What do you get when you mix Silica and a Comedian?


    dry humor


    Ba-dum-bum-cheeeeee

    Jay
     
  15. Zen Butler

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  16. BrettB

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    Just doing my part here to get this puppy over two pages so we can see what Mark will do. [​IMG]
     
  17. Mark Shannon

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    Oh, well Brett, I'll definitely stick with this one. I mean, I did create it, right. Although I think you guys will lose interest around a page and a half (maybe even less) as there are many more interesting threads than "Long Threads".
     
  18. Max Leung

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    Forget long threads...what about WIDE threads? It's really hard to keep a thread focused to a point when it is so darn wide.
     
  19. Ted Lee

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    unless it's anamorphic...then everything should be scaled just right.

    that is, if you remember to set your pc to 16x9....

    hey, why did michael jackson show up at sears?

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    cuz he saw the ad that said "boys pants - half off!"


    thank you .. i'm here all week!
     
  20. Mark Shannon

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    Encore! Encore!
     

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