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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 09:423 edits
    Sustained Conversations During 2013

    Of nine hundred RHP General Forum Threads during 2013, thirty one received ninety plus posts (pages 2-31):

    1) Why is this forum dying?: Grampy Bobby Thread 153985 209 Posts

    2) Nelson Mandela: drewnogal Thread 156786 167 Posts

    3) jimslyp forum killing champion: Sicilian Sausage Thread 142156 216 Posts

    4) What are you eating?: Trev33 Thread 156377 100 Posts

    5) What's your IQ?: Tygert Thread 155538 214 Posts

    6) The good old days: Kewpie Thread 154355 114 Posts

    7) Sorry Tygert!: Agerg Thread 155566 131 Posts

    8) Basic Human Needs: Grampy Bobby Thread 155843 146 Posts

    9) Bullying: ChessPraxis Thread 154926 126 Posts

    10) Welcome to "Sleuthing 2013": Grampy Bobby Thread 155744 254 Posts

    11) You: Grampy Bobby Thread 154172 263 Posts

    12) Last letter of previous word - A to Z - Word association GAME: kevcvs57 Thread 149309 667 Posts

    13) RHP General Forum Conversation: Grampy Bobby Thread 154707 95 Posts

    14) Thumbs Up: coquette Thread 149841 206 Posts

    15) Chat Thread: Grampy Bobby Thread 153332 100 Posts

    16) Median age of General Forum regulars: Zamboner Thread 152472 111 Posts

    17) I hate change ...: Kewpie Thread 152719 204 Posts

    18) simple game: Grampy Bobby Thread 151843 188 Posts

    19) the Manson murders of the late 1960s: Paul Dirac II Thread 152377 113 Posts

    20) 2013 Prose Competition: Silverstriker Thread 150348 150 Posts

    21) boy girl fruit or flower: drewnogal Thread 151111 163 Posts

    22) Are humans fundamentally good or bad?: mikelom Thread 150808 164 Posts

    23) Ghosts Of RHP Past: mudpie Thread 150364 123 Posts

    24) The Grampy Bobby Forum: catfoodtim Thread 148565 121 Posts

    25) Like and Dislike about my country: Kewpie Thread 150769 115 Posts

    26) Find my clue.: mikelom Thread 149279 1,001 Posts

    27) 100 Things We Love About America: Grampy Bobby Thread 150743 103 Posts

    28) Concerns, 2013: Grampy Bobby Thread 150595 95 Posts

    29) 20 Questions: Kewpie Thread 149314 231 Posts

    30) Original limerick thread: Kewpie Thread 150624 128 Posts

    31) What Men and Women Seek (2013): Grampy Bobby Thread 150632 97 Posts

    Note: Time for a recess from this forum; hope to return late March. Thanks for our many enjoyable conversations.
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    31 Dec '13 16:29
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Sustained Conversations During 2013

    Of nine hundred RHP General Forum Threads during 2013, thirty one received ninety plus posts (pages 2-31):

    1) Why is this forum dying?: Grampy Bobby Thread 153985 209 Posts

    2) Nelson Mandela: drewnogal Thread 156786 167 Posts

    3) jimslyp forum killing champion: Sicilian Sa ...[text shortened]... recess from this forum; hope to return late March. Thanks for our many enjoyable conversations.[/b]
    I note that 32%+ (almost 1/3 of the threads above) were yours GB. What's the significance...if any?
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    31 Dec '13 16:32
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I note that 32%+ (almost 1/3 of the threads above) were yours GB. What's the significance...if any?
    Less if had rounded it up to 100 posts like any normal person. Then I might appreciate the work put in to compile the list but as it stands it remains nothing but masturbation.
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    31 Dec '13 16:35
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Time for a recess from this forum; hope to return late March. Thanks for our many enjoyable conversations.
    You're welcome.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 18:293 edits
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I note that 32%+ (almost 1/3 of the threads above) were yours GB. What's the significance...if any?
    Stees, my assumption was that at least 5% of this public forum's total threads for 2013 would be over 100 posts. What a surprise that it was considerably less. So, either scrap the thread idea or lower the threshold. The symmetry of nine hundred threads and ninety plus posts was the first set of numbers that came to mind. Even 31 threads is only a 3.4% of 900 total threads. How pitiful. This site's spirituality forum has fifty six threads with 100+ posts: 12.4% sustained conversations (56 threads of 450 total since June 1, 2013 on pages 2-16) vs. 3.4% in this once upon a time lively centerpiece forum.

    Second surprise was that so many were mine; in recent months my threads seldom receive more than a dozen posts. Final sentence at the bottom was unplanned. It represents my conclusion that a break in the action made sense. Bet you a case of beer or bottle of fine wine that the Thumbs Down Total will reach at least six or seven or thirty one. lol All the best in 2014.
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 18:34
    Originally posted by darvlay
    You're welcome.
    I'm glad you and hopscotch are here....
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    31 Dec '13 19:23
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    I'm glad you and hopscotch are here....
    😲😀....ya right.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 19:34
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    😲😀....ya right.
    True as a compass. Wish catfoodtim, Phlabibit, deucer, Mathurine and Bowmann were also here. Things would change.
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    31 Dec '13 20:38
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    True as a compass. Wish catfoodtim, Phlabibit, deucer, Mathurine and Bowmann were also here. Things would change.
    And not all for the better.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 21:21
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    And not all for the better.
    An increase in wattage would help keep the lights on; a few more high profile individuals would add interest by increasing the variety of viewpoints (i.,e., the Spirituality Forum). Wouldn't you agree that a healthy online forum welcomes diversity?
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    31 Dec '13 21:34
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    An increase in wattage would help keep the lights on; a few more high profile individuals would add interest by increasing the variety of viewpoints (i.,e., the Spirituality Forum). Wouldn't you agree that a healthy online forum welcomes diversity?
    As does my driveway...one would say.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 21:49
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    As does my driveway...one would say.
    Driveways may be an appropriate metaphor for online private club forums; freeways would seem apropos of online public forums (another one would say lol). Point is that the greatest gift any of us can ever give to each other is the freedom of our own lives to live in responsibly. Cookie Cutter and One Size Fits All Mentalities zap the vigor and snuff the vitality out of any conversation online, on the phone or face to face. Might as well plan to fit out every new RHP Member with a Procrustean Bed at the time of his or her initial post or thread. A Not Our Kind Discriminatory Center of Influence is always deadly.
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    31 Dec '13 21:51
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Sustained Conversations During 2013

    Of nine hundred RHP General Forum Threads during 2013, thirty one received ninety plus posts (pages 2-31):

    1) Why is this forum dying?: Grampy Bobby Thread 153985 209 Posts

    2) Nelson Mandela: drewnogal Thread 156786 167 Posts

    3) jimslyp forum killing champion: Sicilian Sa ...[text shortened]... recess from this forum; hope to return late March. Thanks for our many enjoyable conversations.[/b]
    The Bully thread is a tongue in cheek remark that ended up being a serious conversation. 😞
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 22:15
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    The Bully thread is a tongue in cheek remark that ended up being a serious conversation. 😞
    CP, most everyone was aware of the thread's casual intent from the humorous first post.
    How about beginning the new year with a new 126 post thread on the topic of civility?
  15. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    31 Dec '13 23:42
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    CP, most everyone was aware of the thread's casual intent from the humorous first post.
    How about beginning the new year with a new 126 post thread on the topic of civility?
    I'd rather post on a topic I am familiar with. 😕
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