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Jim Bow
01-09-2014, 11:56 AM
When you come to the Bilge and see an interesting thread title that already has 57 responses, how many of them do you actually read?
I usually last about ten or so. There seems to be a threshold where the original topic is no longer in discussion, having been replaced with mildly insulting comments about attitudes, spelling, political leanings, etc.
Is there something like the old BASIC 'GO TO' command that will route commenters back to the original topic?

S/V Laura Ellen
01-09-2014, 12:24 PM
I have always thought that the original post (or a link to the original post) should always be visible on the thread. On each page of a multi-page thread, the top post should be the original post. JYHO

Stiletto
01-09-2014, 04:47 PM
I check the bilge out nearly every day, it is unusual for a thread that I am interested in to that far ahead of me.
The ones that catch me are those where some newby has replied to a 2009 thread.

JimD
01-09-2014, 05:08 PM
It depends on how many of the posts are the same two guys slinging what passes around here for witty comebacks at each other.

AnalogKid
01-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Or the same one guy throwing witty comebacks at himself?

LeeG
01-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Or the same one guy throwing witty comebacks at himself?

Good one