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I think sometimes I get great ideas for a thread topics and I end up with 0 to 3 responses. I see other threads with non descriptive topics that have hundreds of responses. I think there should be a badge for horrible thread topic response.
Maybe I am not following. Are you saying the creator of the thread gets a badge for making a bad thread title, and that badge is basically punishment for not getting a response.
 

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I think sometimes I get great ideas for a thread topics and I end up with 0 to 3 responses. I see other threads with non descriptive topics that have hundreds of responses. I think there should be a badge for horrible thread topic response.
Bob - there is no question that what we deem important and what resonates are not always the same. That is part of the mystery and limitations of crowds. Any specific ones that you want to highlight as strong threads that may have been overlooked?
 

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I think sometimes I get great ideas for a thread topics and I end up with 0 to 3 responses. I see other threads with non descriptive topics that have hundreds of responses. I think there should be a badge for horrible thread topic response.
It's a topic that comes up from time to time and it happens sometimes because of the shear number of people posting topics and starting threads daily. I sometimes post to my build thread and get little to no responses at times. It's going to happen because of what I said.

It has nothing to do with who you are or the topic. What you could do is #reefsquad and we will come running to see it.
 

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Sometimes it seems the best threads get missed in the deluge of information on the forum.. try giving your threads a bump, this will sometimes help jumpstart the conversation :)

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I think sometimes I get great ideas for a thread topics and I end up with 0 to 3 responses. I see other threads with non descriptive topics that have hundreds of responses. I think there should be a badge for horrible thread topic response.
Bob,
This is a great topic. I went and took a look at your threads and I think you might get more traffic if you work a bit on your titles. Viewers are attracted to catchy titles and sometimes the addition of a word, or omission of a word can make people come see what you are talking about. More traffic may = more comments?

For instance, the last thread you posted was titled "What’s in your sock?"

just adding one word: What’s That in your sock? might do the trick to increase traffic?

But I agree. I haven't done many threads because I was afraid R2R would start a "Your thread is bad_Bad_ badge" in my honor.

I checked your build thread, your tank is sweet!
 

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I think IMO there is a lot of posting and (if not commented on) it will go right through the page of latest posts. Even with a bump or two it could drop straight to the bottom then off the page into the deep blue Abyss...it happens
 
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I quite sincerely meant this thread as a very light hearted commentary. If my threads don’t get responses than that is 100% on me. I do find it fascinating (in a good way) what topics and thread titles get responses and strike the right chord with people. Thank you everyone who responded to this thread so far both as it was intended and to offer advice. The more communication the better.
 
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Bob,
This is a great topic. I went and took a look at your threads and I think you might get more traffic if you work a bit on your titles. Viewers are attracted to catchy titles and sometimes the addition of a word, or omission of a word can make people come see what you are talking about. More traffic may = more comments?

For instance, the last thread you posted was titled "What’s in your sock?"

just adding one word: What’s That in your sock? might do the trick to increase traffic?

But I agree. I haven't done many threads because I was afraid R2R would start a "Your thread is bad_Bad_ badge" in my honor.

I checked your build thread, your tank is sweet!
In my head, the topic “what’s in your sock” was an excellent take off on “what’s in your wallet”.
 
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Maybe I am not following. Are you saying the creator of the thread gets a badge for making a bad thread title, and that badge is basically punishment for not getting a response.
Not a punishment just a light hearted comment about threads that the author (like me) might think are awesome but go no where. I really don’t think this should be a badge because it would easily be taken far too seriously and not on the light hearted nature intended.
 
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Bob,
This is a great topic. I went and took a look at your threads and I think you might get more traffic if you work a bit on your titles. Viewers are attracted to catchy titles and sometimes the addition of a word, or omission of a word can make people come see what you are talking about. More traffic may = more comments?

For instance, the last thread you posted was titled "What’s in your sock?"

just adding one word: What’s That in your sock? might do the trick to increase traffic?

But I agree. I haven't done many threads because I was afraid R2R would start a "Your thread is bad_Bad_ badge" in my honor.

I checked your build thread, your tank is sweet!
Also I appreciate your compliment of my tank. Thank you
 
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Bob - there is no question that what we deem important and what resonates are not always the same. That is part of the mystery and limitations of crowds. Any specific ones that you want to highlight as strong threads that may have been overlooked?
No threads to highlight. I think the forum members interaction with any particular thread indicates the overall interest in the topic. I also believe there are some really good thread creators who have developed a well earned reputation and are followed on a regular basis due to their topics, their consistency, and help provided.
 
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Another reason I think people get a lot of interest in their threads is they are extremely engaged and responsive. I think this is a recent good example of a reefer whose thread oozes their passion and excitement.
 

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I’ve seen threads with one reply from a long time ago where someone revives it and it takes off. Perhaps it’s timing. Sometimes threads get buried. I know of threads of mine that never get traction but I don’t mind. If I’m asking a question and it doesn’t get answered, usually @Flippers4pups bumps it ;) Thanks bro!
 
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