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Old 01/10/2008, 06:46 PM
Reeftanks6 Reeftanks6 is offline
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How do you get your thread so interesting

how do u guys get your threads interesting and can people to comment a lot and get other things
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:00 PM
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Pick a topic that people like to read about, don't start ones that have already been talked about 45,000 times, pictures are awesome too, etc. etc.

Punctuation and spelling are good too
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:08 PM
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Re: How do you get your thread so interesting

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how do u guys get your threads interesting and can people to comment a lot and get other things
Sounds like you need a drink
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:10 PM
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lol take a look at my thread and see what you think i just cant seem to get my thread started
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:12 PM
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what thread and do you have photos of your girlfriend.
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:14 PM
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naa dont have one i love the girls though
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:15 PM
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See most on RC don't have girlfriends or married. Check out the lounge. those people are nuts
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:16 PM
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and you can either click on the red house or its reeftanks6's 90g reef thread (pic intense)
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:16 PM
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lol
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:19 PM
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http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...readid=1281014

you mean this. it has over 6 pages. thats great for a 90g. hehe
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:24 PM
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lol not like the other ones i see yea thats it
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:02 PM
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If you want a thread to get attention and meaningful replies, my advice is to:

1) Make sure the title actually says what the thread is about. I seldom read threads with titles like 'help' or 'what should I do?' or 'my setup'. I will open threads that say 'help with hair algae issue' or 'my pump stopped, what should I do?' or 'please critique my setup, I'm ordering equipment tomorrow'

2) Take the time to edit your post, and be polite. Correct spelling and punctuation mistakes, and avoid short forms like 'u' instead of 'you' -- you're not texting a close friend, you're asking for help on a board full of people you essentially don't know, so pretend you're talking to your grandmother -- keep slang to a minimum, no swearing etc.

3) If you're looking for an ID, include decent pictures. A fuzzy blob that could be anything from a fish to a rock is no better than a badly worded written description when it comes to identifying a random critter from the ocean. If your question is about a disease or tank crash, include all your water test results and tank information, as well as anything you did that may have caused the incident -- don't worry about being judged when the health of your livestock is at stake, we've all made mistakes.

Hope that helps
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:54 AM
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yes thanks that helps a lot
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:07 AM
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:10 AM
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haha
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:41 AM
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I have found that those threads that get lots of coverage seem to have several things in common:

1. Anything of meaning said to the thread owner (questions, comments, remarks, jokes, etc) get an answer, addressed to the person making the statement. If a person is going to take their time to read your (or someone elses) thread and then make comments on it, you want to recognize that effort.

2. Unless appropriate these threads try to steer away from simply statements or responses. When asking questions, be detailed, throw out YOUR thoughts. Speak from the heart.

3. I have noticed that interesting build threads are not simply about the build but about the people. I have built several tanks and have chosen not to do a build thread for the simple fact that I am not very interesting I find that it takes a great amount of dedication and time to keep one going.

Some other observations: There are many people, like myself, who are indeed reading your thread, check you numbers. Perhaps, like me, they are waiting for the right time and place to chime in. I think you thread started out very good, you were discriptive, spoke more and TyP3d less. Notice on your first page how many people were tagging along. They are still out there, just be yourself, speak your mind, answer all questions, ponder deep thoughts, etc You've only been around for a month or so people are still trying to figure you out. The more your talk the more they will figure you out the more they will follow.

Yet I ramble --Good Luck and I'll continue reading your thread --landlord
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:19 AM
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Other people have good ideas. The one thing I would add, is that sometimes, "common topics" are ignored, so do some searching first if possible. If the topic is posted daily, people might be sick of it.
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:56 PM
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If you want a thread to get attention and meaningful replies, my advice is to:

1) Make sure the title actually says what the thread is about. I seldom read threads with titles like 'help' or 'what should I do?' or 'my setup'. I will open threads that say 'help with hair algae issue' or 'my pump stopped, what should I do?' or 'please critique my setup, I'm ordering equipment tomorrow'

2) Take the time to edit your post, and be polite. Correct spelling and punctuation mistakes, and avoid short forms like 'u' instead of 'you' -- you're not texting a close friend, you're asking for help on a board full of people you essentially don't know, so pretend you're talking to your grandmother -- keep slang to a minimum, no swearing etc.

3) If you're looking for an ID, include decent pictures. A fuzzy blob that could be anything from a fish to a rock is no better than a badly worded written description when it comes to identifying a random critter from the ocean. If your question is about a disease or tank crash, include all your water test results and tank information, as well as anything you did that may have caused the incident -- don't worry about being judged when the health of your livestock is at stake, we've all made mistakes.

Hope that helps
What ACBlinky said. It can't be said enough!

This site is read the world over by many people who do not speak English as a primary language nor are they versed in American slang or phone text shorthand. I have seen posts from every continent except Antarctica, though, there may be some. English seems to be the common language for all nations. Proper grammar, spelling and punctuation are a must if you expect to be taken seriously by the entire world.

If English is not your primary language, just do your best. We'll figure it out
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:25 PM
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Wow, now I think I'm going to take just a little more time and effort to put in punctuation and work on my grammar.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:32 PM
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Spelling is probably more important than the others to non-English speaking peoples. They more than likely know what algae is, but alljee will probably have them scrambling for a dictionary
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:17 AM
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Punctuation and spelling are good too [/B]
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ROFL !!
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:19 AM
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Tell everyone that you are going to put 3 Tangs and 4 Clowns in a 12 gallon tank.
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:24 AM
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Start a thread on global warming, those never fail to bring the trolls out of the woodwork
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