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Thread: What makes a good thread or a good post?

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    Re: What makes a good thread or a good post?

    Content wise, what one person finds valuable another considers to be worthless.

    Construction wise, some people post in a far more comprehensible fashion.

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    Re: What makes a good thread or a good post?

    To me the best posts are the ones that degenerate into "epic" threads. For instance, when someone concerned about internet security posts a picture of themselves wearing a tinfoil hat.

    This is what I call "epic":

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    Re: What makes a good thread or a good post?

    A good thread is one on a topic that interests ME!

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    Re: What makes a good thread or a good post?

    I have seen great threads/posts, that are very helpful to many others on subjects that I'm not interested in at all.

    Just because I have no current need of the information doesn't mean that the quality & presentation of the information contained in such threads/posts is poor.

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    Re: What makes a good thread or a good post?

    Quote Originally Posted by krapp View Post
    What I meant to ask was if you were approaching the study with a theoretical framework in mind. In most cases this would mean your study would have a social science bent; in your case this would mean approaching the study of online communication with a general theory of communication/language in mind, within which the quality of communication could be judged. Of course the theory wouldn't be your own; you would find one in the piles of scholarship on the subject.
    Well, i do not have any communication theory in mind. However, your insight is valuable. I will try to map members opinions about quality into a more theoretical framework.

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    Re: What makes a good thread or a good post?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyPhil View Post
    A good thread is one on a topic that interests ME!
    Cannot agree more.

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