1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

what constitutes a good off topic thread?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by seanjuan, Aug 29, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    I thought the purpose of the Members Lounge was to bs about stuff that really doesn't matter when you are bored at work?

    I am bored at work right now just counting down the hours untill I can get out on the lake this afternoon and go wakeboarding.

    anybody else bored at work right now?
     
  2. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    what's funny is this post will probably get locked too.

    a good "off topic" thread would be something about:
    -the new supra that's coming out
    -www.laughatrice.com
    -the Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguilara KISS heard around the world
    -the blackout on the east coast
    -how stupid h-t.com is (this is always a good one)

    do you get it?
     
  3. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    The left lane
    Personal things like "I shaved my armhair last night" or "I drove around town cuz I was kinda bored" do NOT constitute good threads. Why? Because no one cares.
     
  4. cxjon

    cxjon Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    man+k+toe
    well sean i m bored too!!
     
  5. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    I guess I thought that talking about video games would be a decent topic because it's something that a lot of people have in common

    I just thought it would be more fun to have an interesting title than to call the thread "who likes Gran Turismo" or start a poll about "what's your favorite console?"

    time for lunch

    maybe I'll drive home so that I can endanger some other drivers....
    [that was a joke, I'm a very safe driver despite what you may have read]
     
  6. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.
    "went to Hooters with a digital"
     
  7. cxjon

    cxjon Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    man+k+toe
    wheres the pics?.... j/k

    i dont get to pay many video games.... i do play wrc when i eat super at home
     
  8. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

    Messages:
    4,670
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2003
    Location:
    Bristol, Ct.
    I like eating SUPER D Duper at home as well.

    :)
     
  9. Sweet InStinct

    Sweet InStinct Hot Member

    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto/Ont/Canada
    I LOVE VIDEO GAMES! :) even tho im a girl.........basically one of the guys..w/e

    I like GTA Vice City. Greatest Game OF All Time (PS2)

    BUTTTTTTT MY FAV GAMEs would have to include:
    -Burnout 2 : Point Of Impact ----> such a sick car games (XBOX)
    -HALO!!!!!!!!! (also XBOX) the(edit: i forgot the Y)y spent only 10 mil on this game and made 50/60 mil back

    anyone else Play HALO?
    HALO 2 is coming out.... most anticipated game now.. they spend they r sayin near 50 mil on it
     
  10. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA

    i'll have to disagree with you on GTA being the greatest game ever but you're right about HALO, that game rocks.
     
  11. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

    Messages:
    6,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    as far as topics go...no one cares what you talk about UNTIL or UNLESS:

    1. the topic turns into an insult contest
    2. the topic is a "non-topic" (makes no grammatical or logical sense at all, and was just started by someone attempting to sound stupid)
    3. the topic becomes an "un-winnable", endless argument (like political arguments).
    4. the topic is pointless (its something no one gives a crap about)

    some other reasons:
    the topic was started in the wrong forum
    the topic was brougt back from the dead
    the topic is useless without more information
    the topic is a re-post

    i cant think of any more, but you get the idea.

    the reason these things need to be locked is because 1) bandwidth is not free and 2) to preserve the integrity of this site
     
  12. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

    Messages:
    5,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    topics like this do not constitute a good topic....
     
  13. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    lock this one up then
    I only started it because I didn't know why my PS2 drifting thread got locked

    not that I really care, I just wanted to bs with people about gran turismo

    Peace


    :locked2:
     
  14. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

    Messages:
    3,646
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Happy to oblidge. :)

    *edit- Post 666. o_0 SCARY!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page