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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:57 pm

*Long article that no one reads reposted from a news site with no comment from me*

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  Guest on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:59 pm

...typical paladin post...

that's shit, you're shit,
I just come here to roll in it.

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  Old Mack on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:13 pm


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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  Guest on Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:15 pm

Paladin... I discovered it yesterday night: the fun is in the chat room cyclops

Edit: Hey... this typical Eddie thread is getting responses... hehe

I read Eddie's typical threads... not all of them. They are a bore obviously if you're not interested in what they talk about. Sometimes I even leave a trivial comment cat

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  eddie on Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:53 pm

asdf wrote:I read Eddie's typical threads... not all of them. They are a bore obviously if you're not interested in what they talk about. Sometimes I even leave a trivial comment cat

Your comments are always much appreciated, senorita, however trivial.

Paladin has a point, of sorts.

If anyone can think of a better way of introducing a new topic into this Arts discussion board WITHOUT posting an article from the Arts supplements of UK broadsheets, I'd be happy to see it.

As asdf so acutely observes, the approach I've adopted CAN be boring if the reader has no interest in the subject. All I can say is:

1. Such articles almost always have the advantage of supplying useful background information on the particular subject.

2. Sometimes they can spark a degree of interest in a subject one had never previously even considered worthy of attention (or, at least, that's my experience).

I appreciate that the attention span of the average US teenager doesn't normally extend beyond the first paragraph, but- as I say- Paladin might have a point.

Alternative approaches are welcome.



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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:35 pm

I've had a few gentle digs at Eddie's copy and paste approach in the past, but surely it's a better way to start a thread than not starting a thread at all?

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  Guest on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:52 pm

2. Sometimes they can spark a degree of interest in a subject one had never previously even considered worthy of attention (or, at least, that's my experience).
...this is true for me. Often the spark of interest catches fire.

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  tigerlily on Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:37 am

blue moon wrote:
2. Sometimes they can spark a degree of interest in a subject one had never previously even considered worthy of attention (or, at least, that's my experience).
...this is true for me. Often the spark of interest catches fire.

Absolutely!

Thank you Eddie I love you Cool sunny flower

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  Constance on Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:13 am

blue moon wrote:
2. Sometimes they can spark a degree of interest in a subject one had never previously even considered worthy of attention (or, at least, that's my experience).
...this is true for me. Often the spark of interest catches fire.

I read them. Just read the new one on changes in assessing mental illness.

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  eddie on Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:49 pm

7 months on, and it's time to re-evaluate Paladin's original critique. Was he right?

The answer seems to be: sometimes.

Sometimes I seem to throw good money after bad by adding post after post to a topic which generates very little interest.

At other times (the Werner Herzog thread in the Cinema/TV section is a good recent example) I post a single Guardian article which generates quite a few responses.

It's at least likely that the 'dud' threads would prove livelier if the member base were broader.

On balance, I think I'll just continue on my merry way and hope that the site eventually garners more members.

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:35 pm

Paladin has a point, but I just watched Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" for the first time yesterday.

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  eddie on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:59 am

pinhedz wrote:I just watched Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" for the first time yesterday.

By an odd piece of synchronicity I watched it for the first time myself about 3-4 days ago- i.e. before I spotted the Guardian paragraph.

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Re: Typical Eddie thread

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:12 am

If I wanted to read the Guardian, I would read the Guardian. The point of an internet forum is that YOU share YOUR thoughts with us, and we give you ours. We don't care about reading the thoughts of people that don't even come here to discuss them.

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