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  • #16
    I wanted Gilby or Klaas to research this once. I had a period of thread killing that seemed to go on for quite awhile. I would like to know the number of threads in which one has made the last post as well as the ratio of threads started to threads killed and posts made to threads killed.



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    • #17
      Microsoft Research has a project called Netscan

      Netscan - Social Accounting Search Engine
      Netscan analyzes conversational social cyberspaces like Usenet newsgroups and email lists. It provides new ways of sifting through large volumes of message content and supports a form of reputation system based on the bahvioral histories of participants in conversational spaces.

      Unfortunately they don't track the number of threads killed by a poster. They should. That's valuable information for the kind of analysis they're trying to do.

      Here's a link to their statistics on RSU: Netscan report for RSU
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      • #18
        Tim I remember your Threadkiller thing.

        John that Netscan is quite interesting. I'll have to look at it in more detail.

        Harper that would be an interesting bit of research that you're proposing. My analysing software can't do it but I have been in communication with someone who can add capabilities to what I can do currently - in this respect that is. So [size=3][i]maybe[size][i][/color] next year.

        Hey how do I nest vB code? I wanted one word to be large, italic, bold AND in color. You catch my drift.

        Klaas Bil

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Klaas Bil
          So [size=3][i]maybe[size][i][/color] next year.

          Hey how do I nest vB code? I wanted one word to be large, italic, bold AND in color. You catch my drift.

          Klaas Bil
          the closing square brackets of size and italics should've had a '/' as well

          i think that would make all the difference
          let's check

          maybe[/color]

          edit: oops no

          maybe it's the order of the brackets
          let's try again
          maybe

          i see u also had color twice, that might've been it
          Last edited by GILD; 2005-04-15, 02:40 PM.
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          • #20
            Thanks GILD, sequence matters and I made a few stupid mistakes.

            Off-topic (unless one considers that this prevents GILD from being the thread killer):

            In the overview view of Just Conversation, I clicked on my name behind this very thread (in the Last post column) to bring up my profile, but it brought up GILD's profile instead. I tried it a couple of times, with other people it worked fine but not with this very one thread. Turns out that GILD had posted in this thread after my screen was refreshed. So my name was still mentioned as the last poster, but the link went to the profile of the real last poster, i.e. GILD in this case. Sounds like a bug to me, but a funny one.

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            • #21
              i don't consider the title 'thread killer' neccesarily as an insult
              i would use that term in a complimentary way to describe john childs
              because of his habit of answering a threads main question in such a thorough way, that no futher discussion is neccesary

              i think in my case, i do flog the odd dead horse and since i have this terminal problem with trying to get in the last word...
              Last edited by GILD; 2005-04-15, 03:52 PM.
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              • #22
                Perhaps a new term is needed.

                How about Thread-Putterer-to-Rester or maybe Thread-Nipperer-in-the-Bud.
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                • #23
                  i think those are two distinctly different roles and i do think that we need more of both sometimes
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                  • #24
                    NO!

                    Threadkiller is an AWESOME term!!!
                    -Greg Harper

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                    Change is good. Bills are better.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by john_childs
                      Microsoft Research has a project called Netscan

                      Netscan - Social Accounting Search Engine
                      Netscan analyzes conversational social cyberspaces like Usenet newsgroups and email lists. It provides new ways of sifting through large volumes of message content and supports a form of reputation system based on the bahvioral histories of participants in conversational spaces.

                      Unfortunately they don't track the number of threads killed by a poster. They should. That's valuable information for the kind of analysis they're trying to do.

                      Here's a link to their statistics on RSU: Netscan report for RSU
                      Hey John: With the resulting analysis, it seems like you could offer some help thread killers identify themselves and help them identify what they do to kill, if it's inadvertent.

                      Quote GILD: i don't consider the title 'thread killer' neccesarily as an insult
                      i would use that term in a complimentary way to describe john childs
                      because of his habit of answering a threads main question in such a thorough way, that no futher discussion is neccesary ]


                      This has been stated before on this thread. I think it applies much more to RecSport than to Just Conversation. The point of RecSport is different from JustConversation.

                      Just Conversation is like when we're all sitting around the bar having a lively conversation, and it's fun. Then you arrive and quietly listen while the conversation continues.

                      Then you say something.

                      Then nobody says anything else.....



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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by harper
                        NO!

                        Threadkiller is an AWESOME term!!!
                        Oops, sorry Greg. I went soft there for a minute. Won't happen again.

                        B
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                        /l ,[____],
                        l---L –0lllllll0-
                        ()_) ()_)----)_)


                        Munipsycho on the art of raising children: "My job is not to keep them from falling. It's to teach them to always get back up."

                        Always give lots of credit and take very little. Seems to make everyone happier. Conversely, take as much responsibility for mistakes as one can assume! - Dr. Bobo

                        unicycledude93: Steve Dekeokeok
                        unicycledude93: Yoopers
                        Byrnetown: haha, those are old guys

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                        • #27
                          Let's see who kills this thread... He would have to be the ultimate killer...
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by yoopers
                            Oops, sorry Greg. I went soft there for a minute. Won't happen again.

                            B
                            No, Bruce, don't worry. It's not you. It's just that the term THREADKILLER has such an AWESOMENESS to it that it can't be denied!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            DON'T YOU THINK THREADKILLER IS, LIKE, THE MOST AWESOME TERM YOU'VE, LIKE, EVER HEARD? IT'S SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!

                            I'm, like, sure you, like of all people for sure, understand!!!!!!

                            Oh, my, I forgot to leave the caps lock on.

                            Hey, these AWESOME emoticons really clarify my thought process and ability to express myself. I feel like I've hugged a tree or John Childs.
                            -Greg Harper

                            Nipples...do you ever have enough?

                            Change is good. Bills are better.

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                            • #29
                              Thread killers have different qualities in different forums.

                              IE:

                              1. I tend to be a thread killer in a 'tech' forum I belong.
                              ... Due to I give a solution/answer to a posters question or problem. (last post)
                              .... (and the original postes rarely post back a 'thank you')
                              .... and as metioned above I usually DO 'thank you' an reply to any of my threads. (last post)

                              2. In an 'off topic' forum. I tend to 'correct' or 'straighten out' some rather unrulely thread topics before they turn ugly sometimes.
                              (in a sort of 'forum police' kinda way)

                              Anyway ... those are some 'thread killer' patterns I've noticed.
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by DigitalDave
                                Thread killers have different qualities in different forums.

                                IE:

                                1. I tend to be a thread killer in a 'tech' forum I belong.
                                ... Due to I give a solution/answer to a posters question or problem. (last post)
                                .... (and the original postes rarely post back a 'thank you')
                                .... and as metioned above I usually DO 'thank you' an reply to any of my threads. (last post)

                                2. In an 'off topic' forum. I tend to 'correct' or 'straighten out' some rather unrulely thread topics before they turn ugly sometimes.
                                (in a sort of 'forum police' kinda way)

                                Anyway ... those are some 'thread killer' patterns I've noticed.
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