Are you a thread killer?

@SplitZip (1490)
Portugal
February 4, 2007 9:51pm CST
You spot an interesting or popular topic. You post a reply to it. Suddenly, the topic dies. Hours, days, weeks go by and nobody else replies after your post. Oh no, you killed it! Your name sticks out on the "last response by" tag like a sore thumb. Are you a thread killer? I estimate that 1/3 or my replies end up killing a topic. So watch out, I'm on the loose and your topic may be the next in line! ;)
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
13 Feb 07
My name is twilight021 and I am a threadkiller. Here, other places I post...every time I join in a thread it seems to fizzle away. Am I just comingin too late? Or am I totally boring? Some of my discussions here never even got off the ground. I think that's pre-meditated threadkilling or something :-)
@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
13 Feb 07
Is this the start of Thread-killers Anonymous? ;) Let's see, our 12-Step Program: 1. Admit that you are powerless over thread-killing, that your topic contributions have become unanswerable. 2. Believe that a power greater than yourself could restore your posting skills. 3. Make the decision to turn your postings around. 4. Search within yourself and make an inventory of your posting activity. 5. Admit to myLot, yourself and all other users the exact nature of your thread-killing. 6. Be entirely ready to have the myLot staff delete all your thread-killing posts. 7. Humbly study the posts of popular, non-thread-killing users, in order to learn from them and improve your own contributions. 8. Make a list of all the users you have harmed, and make amends to them all, if necessary, by never killing their topics again. 9. Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure their own or other users's topics and standing. 10. Continue to take personal inventory and when you find yourself killing a topic, promptly admit it. 11. Seek through posting and participation to improve your conscious contact with myLot's community. 12. Having had a posting awakening as the result of these steps, try to carry this message to other thread-killers, and to practice these principles in all your affairs.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Ok, after reading this, I must contend that SplitZip's native tongue is English!!! Portugese, hah! (that's a compliment, by the way!!)
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
14 Feb 07
Haha, thanks, but I actually borrowed this from AA's 12 steps, then made minor ajustments =p
@greengal (4286)
• United States
5 Feb 07
LOL..now that you mentioned it, I think I'm a thread killer too!! I checked back on few of my responses yday to see if they were any comments left by others, and to my shock I found so many discussions with my response as the last one..I really wonder why?! Well anyways now myLot users have to watch out for two thread killers I guess...you and me!lol
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
7 Feb 07
You almost killed this one! Phew. I have no idea why either, but it's a little disgruntling. Just a little :) We'll thread kill all of myLot!
@greengal (4286)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Oh yes I almost did!! I just checked back to see and was relieved I hadn't..:) Yup, let's go on a thread killing spree (that's the perfect recipe to get outcast from here ain't it?) lol
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
9 Feb 07
Haha, yes, killing people's topics, it's not the way to be "popular" around here :D And sometimes I even kill my own topics. Fear me! ;)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Oh no you don't, twilight021!! I AM the threadkiller here and I insist on having the last word. My vidalias bring tears to mourn the end of posts....
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
14 Feb 07
Is this turning into a contest? ;D
• United States
13 Feb 07
I was surprised to see how many people feel this way. I have noticed it every time I go to "discussions I have replied to" page and see how many of them I have the most recent response. Usually I like nothing better than to have the last word, but not like this. At least now I have saved another person from the curse.
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
13 Feb 07
Yes, I suppose it isn't exactly getting the last word! :D
@Detr47 (96)
• Yemen
7 Feb 07
omg lol i did that! i saw 6 topics that havent got a reply in a while, and they all say :last response by detr47. i killed em all!
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
9 Feb 07
Really? You have topic blood all over your hands! =o
• United States
7 Feb 07
I dont think! haha. I hope I don't kill this one, but at the same time I might have just saved someone from killing it :) Thanks!!
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
9 Feb 07
So far, so good! ;)
@catherIN (430)
• United States
5 Feb 07
That's funny.Last week I told my husband that I thought I was a thread killer.He was even asking me So how many threads did you end today? I know exactly what you mean.For awhile,I would see a discussion that was moving along.I made a reply and that would be it for the discussion.I still don't know what it was.Just timing I guess. I hope. Just as suddenly as it started, it changed.Now I don't seem to kill the threads.Well, for your sake,I hope not.
@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
7 Feb 07
LOL, well, you escape this one. I'm sure it was a pretty close call though! Thread killers unite! ;)
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• Pakistan
21 Feb 07
yes its happen i right so many topics but non of them reping on that topic i am fatup with this reaction i dont know that what happen to the peopel of mylot where they are replying and how they earn money some timies you dont under stand that what we put the topic to get more replies very confusing situation oney day i had decided that it is use less i have to leave soon but then my frends told me that reply as much as you can and leanthy rely make it lenthen as much as you can so they said to me that dont be disharted then i started reply very lenthen but they give me only Sunday, February 18, 2007 $0.12 $0.00 $0.00 $0.12 Monday, February 19, 2007 $0.03 $0.00 $0.00 $0.03 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 $0.13 $0.00 $0.00 $0.13 Carryover unpaid earnings from previous months $0.42 Totals $1.01 $0.04 $0.00 $1.47 now you peopel decided that i should leave or stay
• United States
23 Feb 07
Yeah, I think you pretty much killed that thread. No, wait...I did it again!
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
24 Feb 07
Here, here! :(