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.
Not to single out anyone in particular, I'll start the ball rolling with a moderate offense:
Thread: Bush 'No Gourmet'
My Comments: Topic was former white house chef, comment was marginally funny though
I fail to see what this thread has to do with illegal immigration. CLOSE THE BORDERS NOW!
Already been posted
I can't believe you're posting about hijacked threads when there are illegal foreign invaders from Mexico hijacking America.
Vanities are caused by dirty beaners crossing the border to have anchor babies.
Is this thread squawkin' 7500??
My goodness you have a lot of free time !!!!
she'd still be alive if not for that damn husband
Free Kobe! Go Dodgers! No more hijacking!
They may hijack threads but they'll never get my guns!
VIVA LA SAM COLT!
What's that Flipper... Someone trying to hijack your thread???
It's the word "illegal", Stupid!
The progression (regression?) is "immigration" to "Terri Schiavo" to "Elian Gonzalez" to "intelligent design" to the "Civil War." At least that's how I see it.
That was funny. I LOL.
You had then nerve to post this thread when Illegals are invading our country and abortions are rampant? And Rudy is a gun grabbing, baby killer, Gay Lover cross dresser! Have I hijacked the thread yet? ;-)
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