Is Your Thread Worth Making? A Guideline for New Threads.

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Edited By FadeToBlackBolt

Looking around Comicvine, it's becoming more and more frustrating to look at the most recent topics, as they're basically just the same thing over and over. Look at Off-Topic if you doubt that.  
Basically, I've taken it upon myself to write a list of guidelines for thread making, and if your thread doesn't fit this criteria, then maybe it needs some altering.   
 
Before you decide to make a thread, consider the following; 
  
Will your question be easily answerable on the CV wiki, or with a quick Google search? 
So you want to know what ethnicity Bane is? That's a more than fair enough question, but do you need a thread for it? The answer is no. Just a quick read of his CV bio will tell you where he was born, where he grew up, etc...  Google exists for a reason, so that people don't have to ask each other questions with easy to find answers. Use it. It's awesome. 

Has your thread already been made?  
Despite being the most frequently occurring type of pointless thread, this also happens to be the easiest to fix. Use the Search Function, it's as simple as that. If you're going to make a thread called "Offical Amazing Spider-Man film Discussion Thread", check if there is already one in existence. Otherwise, CV ends up with two "Official" threads, and you look like an idiot.  
 
Is your thread title specific enough that it will turn up in future Search Results, and that people will actually want to read it?  
 You could have the most legitimate of questions to ask in your thread, but if you title it; "Can someone answer this?" Then the usefulness of your thread just plummeted. It's no good having a great idea/topic if everyone skips over it because of the vagueness of the title. In addition if your question is "How much does the Iron Man armour cost to build?", but you title the thread "A question about Iron Man", then you've screwed up the search for anyone in the future who may have a similar question. 
 
Does your thread need to exist on its own, or can it be added to an already existing thread?  
This is very important. Just because you saw Avengers doesn't mean that you need to make a thread about your thoughts on the film. Chances are, they're similar to everyone else's and can easily fit inside one of the many other Avengers film threads. If you want to ask people who they'd prefer being, Thor or Hulk, then add it to a "Who would you rather be" thread, don't create another one. This can go past simple laziness and sometimes approach vanity. And speaking of vanity...

Does anyone other than you actually care?  
This may sound harsh, but let's be blunt, most of a person's thoughts are interesting to them alone. If you saw a duck cross the road only to start doing the MC Hammer dance, then that's terrific, but does it need a thread? (If you have video, then yes, it bloody does, because that would be awesome). But if it's just your word, then there's a great little thread called "What's going through your mind right now?" with only a few HUNDRED THOUSAND posts, so just put your random thoughts and observations there. This also goes for things like "Guess my height". Dude, no one cares. Seriously. 
 
Is your thread just really, really dumb? 
If you decide to make a thread like Kanye West vs Bruce Lee, you might get a laugh or two from casual visitors. Mostly you'll just get a bunch of irreverent memes and gifs. Then someone will say "x-character" sucks, or something about Euthanasia, everyone will fight, and the thread will get locked. Congratulations, that's your fault.  
Essentially, I'm just saying think before you post. If it's not that funny, it's gross or offensive, just don't make it. Go read a comic or something. Amuse yourself some other way, because frankly, you're just going to annoy people here.  
 
Happy Thread-Making.  

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#1  Edited By Uno_Oscuro

Nice thread, this should be anchored.

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#2  Edited By JediXMan  Moderator

Well done. Sticky material, this.

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#3  Edited By TrueIlluminatus

<3

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#4  Edited By cattlebattle

Someone was a Hitler youth.....

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#5  Edited By FadeToBlackBolt
@cattlebattle said:
Someone was a Hitler youth.....
What? If you're referring to me, I am extremely offended by this comment and would like you to elaborate. 
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#6  Edited By InnerVenom123

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Is your thread just really, really dumb? If you decide to make a thread like Kanye West vs Bruce Lee, you might get a laugh or two from casual visitors. Mostly you'll just get a bunch of irreverent memes and gifs. Then someone will say "x-character" sucks, or something about Euthanasia, everyone will fight, and the thread will get locked. Congratulations, that's your fault.

The most accurate description of anything, ever.

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#7  Edited By InnerVenom123

@cattlebattle said:

Someone was a Hitler youth.....

Someone is butthurt...

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#8  Edited By Gambit1024

@Illuminatus said:

<3

QFT

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#9  Edited By JediXMan  Moderator

@InnerVenom123 said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Is your thread just really, really dumb? If you decide to make a thread like Kanye West vs Bruce Lee, you might get a laugh or two from casual visitors. Mostly you'll just get a bunch of irreverent memes and gifs. Then someone will say "x-character" sucks, or something about Euthanasia, everyone will fight, and the thread will get locked. Congratulations, that's your fault.

The most accurate description of anything, ever.

QFT

@InnerVenom123 said:

@cattlebattle said:

Someone was a Hitler youth.....

Someone is butthurt...

This, too.

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#10  Edited By k4tzm4n  Moderator

@cattlebattle said:

Someone was a Hitler youth.....

Wanting to clean up the threads doesn't make someone a Nazi. Please try to avoid remarks like that.

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#11  Edited By InnerVenom123

Despite Godwin's Law derailing things, this should be pinned.

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#12  Edited By Mercy_

♥ (my heart is better than everybody else's)

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#13  Edited By k4tzm4n  Moderator

Pinned.

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#14  Edited By Remi

Kanye West vs Bruce Lee?

That's a great idea!

*goes to make the thread*

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#15  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

Hey! Every thread I make is extremely dumb.... "I Hate InferiorEgo Club" anyone?

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#16  Edited By CrimsonCake

Future generations of comic viners are probably not going to read this and the stupid threads will go on...Unless it stays permanently at the top of the thread.

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#17  Edited By Renee

The Off-Topic section has been a blah lately. This thread is way needed! ♡ it.


Awesome job FTBB! :)
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#18  Edited By ReVamp

Cool. Nice work.

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#19  Edited By danhimself

also how hard is it to put your thread in the right forum...if you're asking a question about Hulk then it probably shouldn't go in the General Discussion forum

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#20  Edited By Mercy_

@danhimself said:

also how hard is it to put your thread in the right forum...if you're asking a question about Hulk then it probably shouldn't go in the General Discussion forum

There's something in the works for this :)

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#21  Edited By Blood1991

This is brillant! Unfortunetly I am afraid it will be widely ignored.

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#22  Edited By Comiclove5

@Blood1991 said:

This is brillant! Unfortunetly I am afraid it will be widely ignored.

This!!

Plus, I stop making random threads a while ago, because most of them could be easily answered.

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#23  Edited By Teerack

People that make bad threads aren't going to bother reading a word of this thread lol.

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#24  Edited By morpheus_  Moderator
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#25  Edited By DoomDoomDoom

I support this, but @Teerack: is right, only people who care will read this sadly.

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#26  Edited By InnerVenom123

@Morpheus_ said:

@FadeToBlackBolt:
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Oh, Morph.

<3

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#27  Edited By ragdollpurps

You go, Glen Coco.

*hugs*

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I applaud your efforts with the vain hopes that it can cut down on the vast amount of fluff threads

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#29  Edited By morpheus_  Moderator
@InnerVenom123: I thought you'd approve. 
 
It should also cheer you up from certain people threatening your person.
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#30  Edited By InnerVenom123

@Morpheus_: Awww. You do care.

Thankfully that's been mostly cleared up. I think.

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#31  Edited By Dernman
@FadeToBlackBolt said: 
Does anyone other than you actually care?  
This may sound harsh, but let's be blunt, most of a person's thoughts are interesting to them alone. If you saw a duck cross the road only to start doing the MC Hammer dance, then that's terrific, but does it need a thread? (If you have video, then yes, it bloody does, because that would be awesome). But if it's just your word, then there's a great little thread called "What's going through your mind right now?" with only a few HUNDRED THOUSAND posts, so just put your random thoughts and observations there. This also goes for things like "Guess my height". Dude, no one cares. Seriously. 
For a second I was going to get mad at you. I thought you were going to suggest someone not post a vid of a duck doing the Hammer dance. If anyone finds a vid like that they better Dern well post it. :p
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#32  Edited By morpheus_  Moderator
@InnerVenom123: And here I thought I was posting that scan as a sendoff gift before your get to watch the lilies from the inside up. Pity.
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#33  Edited By danhimself

@Mercy_ said:

@danhimself said:

also how hard is it to put your thread in the right forum...if you're asking a question about Hulk then it probably shouldn't go in the General Discussion forum

There's something in the works for this :)

thank god....it really upsets me when I actually work up the motivation to post a thread only for someone to post the exact same thread 4 hours later in General Discussion and their thread gets more hits than mine

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#34  Edited By Mercy_

@danhimself said:

@Mercy_ said:

@danhimself said:

also how hard is it to put your thread in the right forum...if you're asking a question about Hulk then it probably shouldn't go in the General Discussion forum

There's something in the works for this :)

thank god....it really upsets me when I actually work up the motivation to post a thread only for someone to post the exact same thread 4 hours later in General Discussion and their thread gets more hits than mine

I've moved like thirty threads in the last five days. So I feel your frustration on that.

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#35  Edited By InnerVenom123

@Morpheus_: Lilies are boring. Burn my body when I die. I've always enjoyed staring at fire. :P

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#36  Edited By morpheus_  Moderator
@InnerVenom123: Some men just want to watch the world burn.
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#37  Edited By InnerVenom123

@Morpheus_: Yes.

Yes they do.

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#38  Edited By RazzaTazz

I should start some new threads

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#39  Edited By Primmaster64

Cool

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#41  Edited By cbishop

@k4tzm4n said:

Pinned.

It is? Because it's not at the top of the page (or it wasn't before I posted this comment).

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#42  Edited By jrock85

@FadeToBlackBolt: Excellent blog, but you accidentally revealed that you listen to MC Hammer. :P

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This thread is amazing

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#44  Edited By MajinBlackheart  Moderator

You left out the "is my topic title spelled correctly?" paragraph

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#45  Edited By cosmicallyaware1

Good advice on this, thanks for the tips, I will use this. cool stuff!!

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haven't made a single thread yet but I will keep it in mind thanks......now Im off to find a duck who can do the MC Hammer dance lol (that part had me laughing to myself for a minute)

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#47  Edited By moywar700

@Uno_Oscuro said:

Nice thread, this should be anchored.

and bumped again when the time is needed.

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#48  Edited By Jorgevy

yeah, why isn't it anchored?

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#49  Edited By FadeToBlackBolt
@Jorgevy said:

yeah, why isn't it anchored?

It used to be O_o
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#50  Edited By moywar700

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@Jorgevy said:

yeah, why isn't it anchored?

It used to be O_o

hmmmmmmmmmmm???????