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 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

My friend Jim Phelps has accused me of habitually abandoning threads that I start.

As I wrote elsewhere, I often don't remember starting threads. The satisfaction lies in the creative act itself, and then, like the legendary Chinese poet, I toss my finished poems into the river.

I will probably prove him right and abandon this thread also.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Onya, count me in as another who finds this frustrating. It's fine to consider oneself a Chinese poet, but I think that if you start a thread then you "should" at least monitor it, out of respect for those who respond. If you don't "remember" the posts you start, click on your profile and - Hey Presto!

I'm still waiting for thanks about the info on Fred Steiner's train layout.

And Jim Cleveland - if you're looking in, what's the result of "the experiment"?

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

My friend Jim Phelps has accused me of habitually abandoning threads that I start.

As I wrote elsewhere, I often don't remember starting threads. The satisfaction lies in the creative act itself, and then, like the legendary Chinese poet, I toss my finished poems into the river.

I will probably prove him right and abandon this thread also.


Well not all Orientals are smart. This poet's reasoning means that your posts should be pointless and have no satisfying value to the community. You'd just like to see your name in lights?
Just remember that this is a Discussion forum, your post should inspire discussion with you as the lead. (ideally)
I just hate when I post a comment in a thread, and then forget about it. I find it months or perhaps years later and see that people actually responded to what I said. I hope they don't feel I ignored them.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


Well not all Orientals are smart.


Rugs and figurines do not have brains, so they are neither smart nor dumb.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I thought our mutual appreciation of Le Sun Ra was going to be the start of a whirlwind bromance, but you just left me on the doorstep in the rain holding a warm bottle of champagne.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

OK. So here is what I owe to whom:

Sun Ra for Josh.
Bill Evans for Jim Phelps.
Fred Steiner's train layout for Graham.

Any others?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

OK. So here is what I owe to whom:

Sun Ra for Josh.
Bill Evans for Jim Phelps.
Fred Steiner's train layout for Graham.

Any others?


We don't know, Onya. It's up to you to keep track.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

My friend Jim Phelps has accused me of habitually abandoning threads that I start.

As I wrote elsewhere, I often don't remember starting threads. The satisfaction lies in the creative act itself, and then, like the legendary Chinese poet, I toss my finished poems into the river.

I will probably prove him right and abandon this thread also.


Well not all Orientals are smart.


I'm not trying to be the PC police, but I think the term today is Asians, but we're truly all the same species of ape, so who cares?

Anyway, is the abandoning here referring to going off topic or just no longer replying? I'm all for both sometimes.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

dp

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

My friend Jim Phelps has accused me of habitually abandoning threads that I start.

As I wrote elsewhere, I often don't remember starting threads. The satisfaction lies in the creative act itself, and then, like the legendary Chinese poet, I toss my finished poems into the river.

I will probably prove him right and abandon this thread also.


Well not all Orientals are smart.


I'm not trying to be the PC police, but I think the term today is Asians, but we're truly all the same species of ape, so who cares?

Anyway, is the abandoning here referring to going off topic or just no longer replying? I'm all for both sometimes.



OK Asians.

Its referring to people creating threads that gain interest and many replies, but the original poster never returns after his or her initial post.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)


Its referring to people creating threads that gain interest and many replies, but the original poster never returns after his or her initial post.


And there's something wrong with doing that? What are threads supposed to be, children?

SILLY!

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)


By: OnyaBirri (Member)

"My friend Jim Phelps has accused me of habitually abandoning threads that I start"

Jim Phelps has a "friend"?

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2016 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)


Jim Phelps has a "friend"?


I'm his friend, but he just ignores me.

#sadatfsm

(I don't know tweeting from Tweety Bird)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Nothing wrong with starting a thread by asking a question or broaching a topic, but then not necessarily answering it yourself. Heck, that's how one should start most decent conversations in real life too, IMO. The alternative seems rather self-absorbed ("I think that so and so, what do you think?"); it's better to ask first, and then chime in with one's own thoughts later on ("what do you think of...? ah, that's interesting, because I think...).

But yeah -- at least monitoring a thread you've started is always encouraged.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Post abandoned in the spirit of this thread, which should have been called "The Thread Abandonment Thread."

See you at the Mai-Kai, onya. wink (insouciantly posted and insouciantly abandoned)

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I dont abandon my own threads.
but everyone else does.

I have hundreds of children (threads) and i love them all equally. Even if they are all empty!!

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

It's a coincidence this thread should have been created right now. Just a week and a half ago I was pondering creating a thread, a revenge thread because of an argument I had in another thread with a couple of guys here over the quality of a certain old movie. To get my revenge I was going to create a thread with a subject heading that would be an in-your-face assertion of my general opinion of the film to those I argued with, and I'd keep posting to the thread if only to keep its title popping up as often as possible, just to annoy them. (Not very mature of me, I know.)

I was going to title this thread, "Beneath the Planet of the Apes It Stinks!" The title would be a metaphor for not only what I think is lacking in a sequel I've never liked, but also as an allegory on all that I think is wrong with current culture, especially pop culture and the movies, that being what's beneath the planet of the apes (meaning this planet of apes, of course) is a stinking sewer of unmitigated crap. It would be a thread where I'd invite all those that cared to comment to rant about the things going on that they just can't stand and, yes, hate, because what is more need in the putrid, stinking world beneath the planet of the apes than a good vent!

Of course, right away I realized I was just creating a thread for trolls and trolling, but then of course where better for a troll to hang out than beneath the planet of the apes? And there was the strong possibility it would get closed down pretty damn fast anyway, so...

I abandoned the idea (also because just the thought of having to keep the thread constantly at the top of the list was exhausting, and I'm basically a lazy ape), but I sure had some chuckles for a few days thinking of the things I'd have to say in it. Oh, would I have been the king of trolls beneath the planet of the apes.

All of you consider yourselves lucky I'm basically a grownup. wink

Oh, yeah, I would have also called all posts "Thought projections at adult and infant levels, mostly infant," a reference to a line from Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Either that or just "Brain Farts" keeping with theme of all things stinky.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

I almost never look back at a thread I created because most people send me e-mail responses.
My e-mail responses are nicer and less rude than what I sometimes read directly on the FSM board. Geez.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


See you at the Mai-Kai, onya. wink


When are you going?

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I almost never look back at a thread I created because most people send me e-mail responses.
My e-mail responses are nicer and less rude than what I sometimes read directly on the FSM board. Geez.


Oh, I'd just love it if people here had my personal email! Yikes!

 
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