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WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL FREEPER ARTICAL/POST?

Posted on 05/13/2012 5:13:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre

I can't figure it out. I was just looking at my previous articles and looking at the number of comments for each. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. The things I thought were amazing garnered pathetic comments quantities. The things I considered to be frivolous garnered popularity.

Click my name and look at my articles and subsequent comment numbers and tell me I'm wrong. If I'm wrong make me understand. Please.


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KEYWORDS: artical; vanity
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To: mamelukesabre
Just for information about threads with the most comments I'll direct you to the following link of the 3rd thread of The Hobbitt Hole threads. That thread filled the up to the maximum allowed comments on a thread at the time which was 65,542 comments. Yes that is correct 65,542.

The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!)

Link to all 36 of The Hobbit Hole threads..... Many of which were in the 1,000s of comments....

51 posted on 05/13/2012 5:50:16 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: JRandomFreeper; tomkat

I love that sweater more than any sweater I’ve ever worn.


52 posted on 05/13/2012 5:51:36 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Dysart

“Consider ID v Evolution: that used to be a big player round these parts.”

Oh no....don’t start that again! It’s like the French Revolution when those threads get started.

Yeah, I started one of them once too. The article was just sooooo interesting, I HAD to post it, even knowing what would happen.


53 posted on 05/13/2012 5:51:50 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: deport

Yes that is correct 65,542.

Correction......... should be

65,535 comments


54 posted on 05/13/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: mamelukesabre

An opus is always fun.


55 posted on 05/13/2012 5:54:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: JRandomFreeper
Yes, it IS a nice sweater !

And I'd bet that an _I'm a celibate_ thread would be a bigger hit than this lame artical.

Actually, I'm tending in that direction these days as well, though the smart money will be on eventual recidivism.

56 posted on 05/13/2012 5:54:48 PM PDT by tomkat (TEAM INFIDEL)
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To: jocon307

When you say french revolution you mean like the guillotine? Heads rolled?


57 posted on 05/13/2012 5:55:06 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

58 posted on 05/13/2012 5:56:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Not walking backwards ... Speaking backwards ! So you like Estonian’s huh ? We could liberate this thread and ping a few folks here with some of there contact’s if you like .


59 posted on 05/13/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: mamelukesabre

Double post an article accidentally, then notice 30 minutes later the first post will have 15 replies and the second post beneath it will have 13.


60 posted on 05/13/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Domandred

Ketchup certainly does not belong on hot dogs...chili, mustard and onions do...I though everyone knew that...Ketchup belongs on hamburgers along with dill pickle, onion and chili.....hope that settled it for your post...missed it the first time......GG :O)


61 posted on 05/13/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: mamelukesabre

You need to comment on the totally uselessness of Apple computers; and also comment on the types of people who would use them.
That would be my suggestion.


62 posted on 05/13/2012 5:58:32 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Popman
She has eyes ???

She does. Two. Big, round and brown.

63 posted on 05/13/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

ooooh kaaay

What happened to you putting all your comments into a little square box centered in the screen?


64 posted on 05/13/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Comments and thread participation depend a lot on the day of the week and the time of day. There has also been an evolutionary process due to internet speed induced ADD that seems (to me) to have resulted in a lot more one liners and sarcasm than we used to see here.


65 posted on 05/13/2012 5:59:30 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Hot Tabasco

How do you think he’s doing?


66 posted on 05/13/2012 5:59:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: jocon307

Well, back in the day I enjoyed the CREVO debates, civil or naught, and learned a lot on those threads, esp from many who have sought greener pastures or fairer winds and following seas. Or sum-such.


67 posted on 05/13/2012 6:02:58 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: mamelukesabre

I think of myself as “Thread Killer”. I’ll walk in late, post a response that I feel is semi-amusing, and then the thread dies. No responses, no more posts.


68 posted on 05/13/2012 6:03:41 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: mamelukesabre
I love that sweater more than any sweater I’ve ever worn

Uhh . . . oooookie.dokie


69 posted on 05/13/2012 6:03:47 PM PDT by tomkat (TEAM INFIDEL)
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To: Baynative

I’m glad you brought that up!

I’ve noticed the average comments per thread on FR have decreased significantly over the last 12 years...and that the average number of words per comment has also decreased.

I like your theory as to why that is. That could be another thread all by itself. I wonder if connection speed really has affected attention span!


70 posted on 05/13/2012 6:04:16 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

USE TITALS ALL IN CAPS


71 posted on 05/13/2012 6:05:13 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: mamelukesabre; Hot Tabasco; Daffynition
The things I considered to be frivolous garnered popularity.

Now I’m into soviet girls of estonian ethnicity.

But that is a moot point and not relevant to this thread.

If I'm wrong make me understand. Please.

New Thread Title: Hot Estonian Girls.

NOW! Do you understand????

72 posted on 05/13/2012 6:05:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

One on the left... want. Now.

Please ?


73 posted on 05/13/2012 6:07:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: mamelukesabre

How many people posted to tell you miss-spelled a word? Any error in the title will bring a group that needs to point this out. This will keep it on top and more people will see it. This is true even if it is a error in the source title. An inflammatory claim also helps.


74 posted on 05/13/2012 6:08:10 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Entropy isn't what it used to be)
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To: Joe 6-pack
A hooker who trades sex acts for a cheeseburger will get you 1,500+ comments.

How many do you get if she does sex acts WITH a cheeseburger????

75 posted on 05/13/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred
Does the third one from the left have a ferret climbing into her pocket?

/johnny

76 posted on 05/13/2012 6:10:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Revolting cat!; Popman; bigheadfred
She has eyes ???
She does. Two. Big, round and brown.

Oh, you naughty naughty boys !

You're not to be trusted with #72 .. do NOT linger there !

77 posted on 05/13/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by tomkat (TEAM INFIDEL)
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To: mamelukesabre

I think that was “Iseemyhands”.


78 posted on 05/13/2012 6:11:49 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: mamelukesabre

Don’t post the title in all caps.
Spell correctly


79 posted on 05/13/2012 6:11:49 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: mamelukesabre

"You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all about you. That's vanity."

80 posted on 05/13/2012 6:12:00 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: fieldmarshaldj; JoeSixPack
Slow down turbo...

I'd just as soon have a cheeseburger.

81 posted on 05/13/2012 6:12:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: ThomasThomas
A miss-spelled word in the title.

LOL!

82 posted on 05/13/2012 6:12:22 PM PDT by Misterioso (I voted Republican all my life and all I got was a communist president.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You mean second from the right?


83 posted on 05/13/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: JRandomFreeper

Lucky ferret!


84 posted on 05/13/2012 6:14:13 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: chuck_the_tv_out; mamelukesabre
USE TITALS ALL IN CAPS

Better yet, misspell TITLES as TITTIES in the title of a thread and watch the fun begin.

85 posted on 05/13/2012 6:14:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: JRandomFreeper
Does the third one from the left have a ferret climbing into her pocket?

I think that is just the early stages of FRONT BUTT.

86 posted on 05/13/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: mamelukesabre; Lazamataz

Get expert advice from Laz!!


87 posted on 05/13/2012 6:18:27 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Choice of subjects is also kinda like the perfect country song except for trains.

Well, I was drunk the day my Mom got outta prison.
And I went to pick her up in the rain.
But, before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
She got runned over by a damned old train.


88 posted on 05/13/2012 6:20:01 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Entropy isn't what it used to be)
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To: mamelukesabre

I’d start with the correct spelling of “article”, I suppose. LOL


89 posted on 05/13/2012 6:20:24 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: mamelukesabre
The blond pretty one that's not on either end of the lineup.

The one with a frigging ferret in her pants.

/johnny

90 posted on 05/13/2012 6:22:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ThomasThomas

My favorite country song is “Get Your Tongue Out Of My Mouth Cause I’m Kissin You Goodbye”.


91 posted on 05/13/2012 6:22:42 PM PDT by gitmo
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To: mamelukesabre

Something which informs and is unambiguous will likely get fewer comments than something which which is ambiguous and starts several long arguments.


92 posted on 05/13/2012 6:27:01 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: mamelukesabre

If your name’s not Humblegunner, nobody’s going to care what you post.


93 posted on 05/13/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oh, you mean the hottest chick there who doesn’t have dark hair?


94 posted on 05/13/2012 6:28:35 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: SamAdams76; mamelukesabre
Actually the quantity of replies is not necessarily indicative of the quality of the article. Often, the best articles posted here get little or no reply but that's not because nobody is reading it. I only reply to about one out of every 100 articles I read here.

Free Republic used to list the number of pageviews on each article but they don't do that anymore. Wish they did.

I agree.

If someone posts an "important" article that most FReepers will inherently be either be for or against, I will read it, but not usually post a comment because more than one FReeper has already posted the equivalent of my thoughts, using better words than I would have, had I posted.

Without returning to pageviews, I doubt it will be possible for Thread posters to ever really know just how popular their thread really was to FReepers.

95 posted on 05/13/2012 6:29:03 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I see my invisible hands...I see hands...I have hands, My hands are invisible...

whichever!


96 posted on 05/13/2012 6:30:26 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre; JRandomFreeper

The hottest chick there IS the one with dark hair.


97 posted on 05/13/2012 6:31:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: mamelukesabre
I don't know about the 'hottest' label.

A) I am, after all, a celibate. And B) back when I wasn't, the presence of a small, dangerous carnivore in her pants would not have added to her appeal.

/johnny

98 posted on 05/13/2012 6:32:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What is a carnivore?


99 posted on 05/13/2012 6:34:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred
I think the old gal on the far right in post #73 isn't bad looking. At least I could get a decent meal and some un-taxed booze from her.

The others have nothing to offer, except speculation about the small wild carnivore near a crotch.

/johnny

100 posted on 05/13/2012 6:36:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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