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.
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I'm stealing that one...
Yummy.....I may have to steal that recipe
LOL...me too! :)
Ooooo, yum. Does it taste good without the coconut?
oooooh i love magic cookie bars!!
I didn't ping the entire list, but I thought you guys would find this thread interesting...
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and why are the air traffic controllers going on strike?
So do you, you're reading it. :-)
i say let's get back to the flame wars from the Elian days. now THOSE were some flame wars!
Hi Jack! ;)
I don't care what anyone thinks, Chris is going to be the next American Idol and Elliott can't sing his way out of a paper bag.
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