Do YOU make boring posts here?

Posted by: KateSorensen

Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 12:45 PM

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I am well aware I do. blush It doesn't bother me when after I make a post, two weeks later it will have had 12 views and one response. It doesn't make me sad or stop me from making more boring posts smile I just like contributing and reading other persons boring posts too [j/k]

Well, a few times I make a post like this one and just over 24 hours later it has thousands of views!! Reboot explained once why that is but anyhoo, it is a kick in the pants and a wonderment.



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Posted by: Mike

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 01:13 PM

Hmmmm.... I think maybe a catchy 'subject' line makes a difference? grin
(I'm soooooo tempted now to try that now! Something along the line of 'Fiscal Cliff averted! Dems and Repubs finally agree! grin)
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 01:28 PM

If you have text in the subject title or content that is popular the web search engine spider thingys pick up on it and index it so that when peeps Google stuff yours comes up as a hit.
I think.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 01:54 PM

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Here was Jim's guess:



View image in separate page. How did we use to make a like like that "clickable" and open in a new page? Can we still do it?

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Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike
Hmmmm.... I think maybe a catchy 'subject' line makes a difference? grin


Look at the views of one of your posts, Mike:



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Posted by: Mike

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 02:29 PM

That's incredible!! And that can't be right! No way!
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 04:02 PM

Most likely, it's because certain (possibly randomly chosen by keyword) forum posts get displayed on the front page of the MacTech site, which in turn also shows up in people's RSS feeds. That's a lot of eyeballs who just want to see what's going on. They don't respond because the target audience of the MacTech site are IT geeks and high-end users—which is decidedly NOT the demographic of these forums.

In short, "we bore the crap out of them." wink
Posted by: carp

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 06:03 PM

I would not call it boring per say ? We all have made post that got 0 responses over the years.

My view is that some post - not that it is boring , rather just that , I don't have anything to contribute.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 06:24 PM

Carp!
Good to "see" you!

Anything anyone posts here is worthy.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 06:29 PM

If I lived my life worrying about how many views or responses I got to posts here or anywhere else, I wouldn't have much of a life.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 06:48 PM

Originally Posted By: KateSorensen

Well, a few times I make a post like this one and just over 24 hours later it has thousands of views!! Reboot explained once why that is but anyhoo, it is a kick in the pants and a wonderment
Because cool MacBabes get all the attention. cool
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 06:52 PM

You're right.
All that "thumbs up" and "likes" are ridiculous.
How can anybody fall for that stuff?
We all know the only goal in life is to make it on the front page of Reddit.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 06:53 PM

Quote:
Because cool MacBabes get all the attention.

Thumbs up!
wink
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
Quote:
Because cool MacBabes get all the attention.

Thumbs up!
wink
I like.

grin
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
If I lived my life worrying about how many views or responses I got to posts here or anywhere else, I wouldn't have much of a life.


Well, I hope you will not be shocked, but I do not have much of a life. I live for responses in this forum. I've done so much research on what may stimulate responses to my posts, and still I get no responses, NOR respect. If it continues much longer [another 13 years] I am going to quit the forum.

Then you'll all be sorry!!


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Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 07:51 PM

Crap! I'm sorry now.... frown
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: carp
I would not call it boring per se ? We all have made post that got 0 responses over the years.

My view is that some post - not that it is boring, rather just that, I don't have anything to contribute.


I'm pretty sure you know I am kidding about the "boring post" or "not getting any responses." The phenomenon I am interested in is how certain posts get thousands of responses.

Good to see you posting anyway. I know you are occupied with the new "friend" in your life and wish you both a happy new year.

Kate


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Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 07:55 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Crap! I'm sorry now.... frown


Not yet! Not yet! Wait 13 years! wink

and please -- when I am pulling one's legs, it helps if they hold them higher so I can get good hold of them . . .

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Posted by: MrB

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 08:41 PM

I have always been intrigued by obscure associations . Things like, " why do we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?"

I live alone and need to share, so I post here. I figure others might wonder about things like that. Like my post recently about having ones mouth washed out with soap.

I think back about one I posted years ago about asking what direction one stirs coffee, clockwise or counter clockwise.

Dave
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 10:00 PM

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Posted by: Leslie

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 10:05 PM

This will be the last thing I see before I turn out the lights.
Thanks for making me smile.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/26/12 11:12 PM

Kate, you are like a fresh breeze!

Dave
Posted by: leicaman

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/27/12 10:14 PM

Or write an AppleScript that hits Command + R 3,000 times. Instant popularity!

(Fascinating topic!) sleep sleep sleep
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/28/12 05:28 AM

Originally Posted By: leicaman
Or write an AppleScript that hits Command + R 3,000 times. Instant popularity!

(Fascinating topic!) sleep sleep sleep


I think search engines ignore repeat posts from the same i.p. after a certain number of hits.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/28/12 03:36 PM

I never know what is going to get people's interest. Seems that less interest I actually have in the topic is the one people are going to grab onto. Might have something to do with living in Japan... smile
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/28/12 03:37 PM


Example: After 3 years at bat, the ruling party was voted out and the party that has ruled Japan interrupted since WWII is back in power with a super majority. That is just so...Japan. And even Japanese people don't care much about this topic..another thing that is just so Japan.

..Thought about making this a new thread, but it wasn't worth the 11 views it would garner. smile
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/29/12 12:38 PM

Simple formula: have either "Borther" or "WHAT?" in your subject line and you're guaranteed tons of views/responses! wink
Posted by: SleeveTugger

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 12/30/12 05:31 AM

Hahahaha.......true!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 01/07/13 02:35 PM

I just wanted to say that I don't have much of a life...

Yet. wink
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 01/07/13 02:37 PM

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Wel, hang in there and s thanks for thinking of us old folk. wink

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Posted by: Leslie

Re: Do YOU make boring posts here? - 01/07/13 04:55 PM

Hey Brenna
It may feel like not much of a life but try to enjoy anyway. Youth is fleeting.

You are correct about the "yet". It will happen.