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pandemonium 06-28-2001 01:53 PM

How do I make a good topic??
Every time I make a topic I get no answers, but you guys always seem to. Whats the secret?? :confused:

obi 06-28-2001 02:17 PM

magic :D

ESE_Sithlord 06-28-2001 02:36 PM


Pedro The Hutt 06-28-2001 02:51 PM

Good question really... well.. it must be something that's worth discussing about for starters ;)

Garindan 06-28-2001 03:40 PM

don't post in any topics but your own. it looks like you're getting alot of replies, so someone will click on it and reply saying 'why you talkin to youself?' or some other dum thing, and you can start a little friendly flame war.

Darth_Lando 06-28-2001 04:28 PM

Don't worry about peeps not replying to your posts. I was in the same boat when I first came here.

There are several routes to gets lots of replies.

#1 Flame baiting - Post a topic that you know gets people angry (existance of god, abortion, whether Han Solo and Chewbacca were more than buddies, ect) and watch everyone get mad at each other.

#2 Trolling - Post on a certain subject but get it wrong somehow and everyone will come in to correct you.

#3 Post a tried and true thread formula that works such as 'Lets Count', 'Post pics of what you look like', or 'Complete the next word'.

#4 Learn the forum "culture". Certain topics just take off around here and you just have to learn what makes us tick. hehehe.

(Please don't try #1 or #2, we have to much fun around here for that mess! #3 is okay but #4 is ost welcome!) :p

[ June 28, 2001: Message edited by: Darth_Lando ]

Garindan 06-28-2001 05:04 PM


Originally posted by Darth_Rommel:
<STRONG>Every time I make a topic I get no answers, but you guys always seem to. Whats the secret?? :confused:</STRONG>


Uutont Fær Uulion 06-28-2001 06:48 PM

In my experience it is always the big flame wars that are the funnest. Garindan and Boba start the war. Everybody gets mad and then they pull out their light sabers. Everyone starts hiring mercenaries to fight for them. This is usually the point when Pedro comes in and calls everybody to peace. I suggest a party and offer cookies. Then for some reason or another Paul comes out of retirement and insist that we go fight the Vong. Then somebody suggests that we invite the Vong to the party. Somebody gives them some Doritos. Finally the next day the topic dies. We go back to complaining about Lucas Arts and talking about small little topics like armadillos and such. Then every few weeks or so we come up with a theme, like the movies. Everyones topics stick to that theme. Then that theme dies down. The cantina starts to die down so Garindan starts nagging Boba Rhett and the cycle repeats. :rolleyes: :eek: :D :p :)

Boba Rhett 06-28-2001 07:01 PM

Wow, that summed it up quite nicely. :D

Garindan 06-28-2001 08:37 PM

you were quite smart on using boba rhett's name and my name the same amount of times in one post.

Pedro The Hutt 06-28-2001 09:51 PM

And it was most kind of you to mention me ;).

Tie Guy 06-28-2001 09:52 PM

Post something really contraversial.

JediKnight_114[b] 06-28-2001 10:48 PM

Or, you could post something nostalgic like about the original Dark Forces. Then you'll get everybody thinking about the game, and how great it is, and they will say that they will now try to get their old over-used copies to work. Then, they will thank you for reminding them of the game that was their first love and brought them such hours of happiness - sounds like an Oprah show - or whatever. Great Topic Starter.

I will now post about Dark Forces :D

Zell Raider 06-28-2001 11:44 PM

Uutont Fær Uulion is right about the posting cycle :)

But Look at the topics and not that many have lots of replys :confused: so ummm I don't really know what to say about what the "secret" to posting is. :rolleyes:

Looks like you already started a good Topic Darth_Rommel :D

wombat3 06-29-2001 05:27 AM

For one thing, it is not necessary to post a new topic for every question, and you are in the land of the off topic people :D .

Boba Rhett 06-29-2001 06:52 AM

Who here likes pie? I sure do. <-----------SEE!?!

Darth_Lando 06-29-2001 12:58 PM

As long as it isn't kidney pie!

wombat3 06-29-2001 03:20 PM

My favorite is pumkin. What is yours?

Garindan 06-29-2001 03:57 PM

Squid pie!!!! actually, i like lemon pie the most. chocolate would come second though.

Uutont Fær Uulion 06-29-2001 05:38 PM

I don't like pie that much
I prefer cookies

Darth_Lando 07-02-2001 01:11 PM

It is safe to assume that this thread has been hijacked!

Boba Rhett 07-02-2001 07:50 PM

More like, steered in a different direction. :D I like Oreo pie the most.

MadPoster 07-02-2001 09:22 PM

I prefer garindan pie. They taste great gunned down by blaster fire and ground up. :D

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