Creating Interesting Topics that Lead to Discussion 101

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Creating Interesting Topics that Lead to Discussion 101

Post by Civ » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:15 pm

You know, I've been beating my brain in for awhile now to think of a new and interesting topic without a whole lot of luck. Believe me, I've put about five holes in my wall from banging my head into it while trying to do so. For me, it's really difficult to think of an original idea that people would like to talk about. So, I've done the idea of "well I can't think of anything good to talk about, so let's talk about this problem."

We have a good number of posters who seem to be able to come up with rather interesting topics that people tend to enjoy. Some of these posters are Cliffjumper, Denyer, Sir Auros, Brave Maximus, and Galvatron91. So the question is pretty simple -- how do you guys (and/or girls since we're not sure of Brave :p ) do it?
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Post by Jetfire » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:33 pm

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Post by Denyer » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:35 pm

Personally, I tend to nick 'em from interesting sources... it's still pretty rare that I start threads, though...

For instance:

http://tgb.org.uk/blog/2005/Jun/13#Cremation_vs_Burial

http://www.crunchweb.net/87billion/

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Post by Wildfire Herald » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:30 am

I don't start threads cause I know what I find interesting usually isn't (or if it is, someone has usually already beaten me to the punch.) Just another public service I offer.
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Post by Sades » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:11 am

I personally don't give a **** about what I write being interesting to anyone other than me when I start a thread, to be honest.
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Post by Dark Dranzer » Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:15 pm

I'm usually too much of a 'fraidy cat to post up a new topic...I'm still uneasy around this place and it takes a while before I gain my confidence around here
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Post by RID Scourge » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:16 pm

Originally posted by Civ
Some of these posters are Cliffjumper, Denyer, Sir Auros, Brave Maximus, and Galvatron91.


Ahem, You're forgetting me . . . ;) at least I think my topics are good . . . My mommy thinks I'm special . . .
Originally posted by Wildfire Herald
I don't start threads cause I know what I find interesting usually isn't (or if it is, someone has usually already beaten me to the punch.) Just another public service I offer.


I don't start threads because I can't be arsed to. If I find something interesting, I post it.
Originally posted by saysadie
I personally don't give a **** about what I write being interesting to anyone other than me when I start a thread, to be honest.


Definitely. I'm not here to impress anyone. If I want to discuss something that I care about, why should I pay attention to someone bitching about how unintersting it is? EDIT: The way I see it, people like that merely serve to bump the thread, allowing for maximum exposure . . .

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Post by Hound » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:53 pm

I think the only trick you have to remember is that it's something you would want to spend time discussing.

I know I never post for anyone else's entertainment but my own...
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Post by RID Scourge » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:19 pm

Exactly. You can't get away with just posting something like "I like sporks. Discuss."

However, if you were to explain that you liked them because they were an ingenious amalgamation of forks and spoons, and then go on to explain how you found it very usefull for lunch at school because you only had to carry a single utensil, you'll have a better chance of people replying to the topic, as well as the chance of other people offering their insight into similarly simple engineering marvels. Afterall, there are so many little inventions that just make perfect sense, and no one ever thought of until the inventor of the device came along.

Now, that's a topic for discussion! I'll have to come up with a small list of things like that, and make a thread (of course, if someone else can think of some things off the top of their head right now, be my guest to run with it, as I probably wouldn't get around to posting it for a few weeks, as is customary when I say I'll get back to something . . . ). Who knows, someone might know of some little invention I've never heard of that would make my life all the more easier).

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Post by Sades » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:06 pm

Originally posted by RID Scourge
Definitely. I'm not here to impress anyone. If I want to discuss something that I care about, why should I pay attention to someone bitching about how unintersting it is?

Originally posted by RID Scourge
Ahem, You're forgetting me . . . ;) at least I think my topics are good . . . My mommy thinks I'm special . . .
Attention whore. :p

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Post by RID Scourge » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:12 pm

lol. yupyup. ;)

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Post by Galvatron91 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:19 pm

Originally posted by Hound
I know I never post for anyone else's entertainment but my own...


I'm pretty much in the same catagory here...though once in a while I'll post something merely to offend someone else.

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Post by Halfshell » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:55 am

Originally posted by Galvatron91
I'm pretty much in the same catagory here...though once in a while I'll post something merely to offend someone else.


... posting to offend somebody else is how you keep yourself entertained...
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Post by Grimlock » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:31 pm

*cough*flounder*cough*

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