Skip to comments.[VANITY] The Thread Of Hijacked Threads
Posted on 05/09/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT by kevkrom
They're out there... on every thread. No matter what the topic, they try to link it to their pet issue in some way, shape, or form.
They are... The Thread Hijackers™.
While little can be done to stop them, and it is probably best to ignore them, I find it much, much more fun to mock them. Sure, being passionate about an issue you care about is a good thing, but thread hijacking is annoying and, to be honest, turns off people who might otherwise agree with you.
So, on to the mocking.
I'd like to coin the term "H-score" to indicate the number of posts on a thread before someone tries to hijack it with the issue du jour. For example, if the attempt occurs on response #5, the thread has an "H-score" of 5.
What I propose is that when hijacking offenses occur, that they be documented here in the following form:
Thread: Thread title and link
H-Score: Post # on thread containing the offense (first per thread only)
Offender: Screen name of offending poster
Severity: Scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high) on how off-topic the comment is
My Comments: Optional, use to justify severity or just general mockery of offender
Perioidcally, I will go through the nominees and post finalists (for subjective awards) and winners (for non-subjective awards) in the following categories (subject to change at any time):
The issue du jour changes over time. At one time, it was Terri Schiavo. As of the time of this posting, it is illegal immigration. Note that ridicule on this thread is not to be taken as argument over any poster's position, but rather their methods and bloody single-mindedness.
So, for now, nominations will be taken for threads hijacked by "illegal immigration/border control" single-issue folks. Watch this space for any changes.
The FR thread that never made it to prime time:
I think a couple of us are already hijacking this thread to nominate candidates for the "Funniest Thread Ever" award.
Looks like right up your alley.
Maybe, maybe not. Describe him for me. ;)
Nuthin' beats lip-smackin' good possum.
Unless it's porkypine. And you got teeth.
That's what I was going to say!!! You've got a LOT more time (and interest) than I do!!!!!
Read the stoopid thread next time LOSER.
Did it make her milk shake?
When in doubt post The Monkey With A Gun.
That's a dead give away. You must be one of them. :-)
No..but it made her cheese greater.
This thread is just a disctraction from the the fact that when you type "ham sandwhich" into the Google search engine, you get a picture of President Bush. We should all be seething with outrage over this.
If you ain't got teeth, porkypine will make yo gums bleed.
Since we all like to respected, we certainly don't want to stick our nose where we don't belong and thus my question. When you see a tread on Immigration for instance, I feel it my duty to participate in it and certainly press my point accross... the questions is, am I doing the right thing there..or do treads have "owners" only to be participated by a certain type of people. For instance the "word of the day," that it is pretty clear to me... but on other, especially on those with issues that concern me. I wish there was a clear way of knowing this... like "Rush Limbaugh (loving fans)" :) then I would know this is not the place to say anything "unloving" about the man
Ok, if you can enlighten me on the subject please do so, otherwise, i will leave the tread now :) - Thanks
Ping every list!!!!!!
Haven't you heard, I'm the driven snow???
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