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10-04-2015, 09:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-04-2015, 09:57 PM by Parsons.)
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(10-04-2015, 05:01 AM)The_Tired_Philosopher Wrote:  I think you're mistaking human amusement leading to interest.

Conflict doesn't fuel activity, it draws spectators who also being human, divest their attention temporarily to that place where conflict is, then participate around the area as they know to do.

I don't really want that kind of activity, I'd rather new members or old one's returning to interact, or those who lurk to post more, than a fight being the grist for the mill of activity.

...Also, I did not see these last two replies yet the thread said it was read, sorry for randomly replying two weeks later o:

You seem to be saying the same thing as me in a different way. I would agree that many people here (myself included, to a certain degree anyways) are guilty of 'human amusement that leads to interest'. 

What I'm arguing is that increased interest in that thread also increases interest in other topics and/or makes them more likely to post a new topic.

To make a (somewhat weird) analogy, its as though the collective forum is sitting in a comfortable chair dozing off. Someone in the kitchen starts having an argument which causes the person to snap awake. Because they have increased attention, they decide to do something more positive / productive unrelated to the argument that woke them up.



Specifically, I think people fully or partially read a thread where people are fighting. They spend some time reading that, then either get bored or sick of the mud flinging or finish reading the thread. Because they have already spent some time on the forums, they start reading other threads. Whereas if they quickly check the forums and don't see any interesting threads (IE mud slinging thread du jour) or no updates to threads they are interested in, they move on right away and don't browse through new threads or consider posting.
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14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-20-2015, 11:55 PM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-21-2015, 03:57 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-21-2015, 05:02 AM
RE: 14 - tamaryn - 08-21-2015, 05:40 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-21-2015, 06:17 AM
RE: 14 - rva_jeremy - 08-21-2015, 08:10 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-21-2015, 10:53 AM
RE: 14 - rva_jeremy - 08-21-2015, 11:04 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-21-2015, 10:43 PM
RE: 14 - outerheaven - 08-22-2015, 11:41 AM
RE: 14 - Steppingfeet - 08-24-2015, 10:31 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-24-2015, 11:41 AM
RE: 14 - outerheaven - 08-21-2015, 11:45 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-21-2015, 03:32 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-21-2015, 11:10 PM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-22-2015, 12:55 PM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-22-2015, 10:07 AM
RE: 14 - Aion - 08-23-2015, 12:39 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-23-2015, 02:53 AM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-23-2015, 04:10 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-23-2015, 07:57 PM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-23-2015, 08:33 PM
RE: 14 - Aion - 08-23-2015, 08:34 PM
RE: 14 - Billy - 08-23-2015, 08:53 PM
RE: 14 - Aion - 08-23-2015, 08:35 PM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-23-2015, 08:59 PM
RE: 14 - Great Central Sun - 08-23-2015, 09:07 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-23-2015, 10:49 PM
RE: 14 - Aion - 08-23-2015, 11:05 PM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-23-2015, 10:55 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-23-2015, 11:03 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-23-2015, 11:04 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-23-2015, 11:13 PM
RE: 14 - Aion - 08-23-2015, 11:27 PM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-23-2015, 11:42 PM
RE: 14 - Billy - 08-24-2015, 01:47 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-24-2015, 02:55 AM
RE: 14 - Billy - 08-24-2015, 05:02 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-24-2015, 05:58 AM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-24-2015, 10:20 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-23-2015, 11:53 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-24-2015, 12:00 AM
RE: 14 - Aion - 08-24-2015, 12:28 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-23-2015, 11:54 PM
RE: 14 - Aion - 08-23-2015, 11:55 PM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-24-2015, 12:06 AM
RE: 14 - Rhayader - 08-24-2015, 12:22 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-24-2015, 12:24 AM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-24-2015, 12:32 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-24-2015, 03:15 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-24-2015, 08:57 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-24-2015, 10:15 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-25-2015, 12:36 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-25-2015, 03:42 AM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-25-2015, 02:26 PM
RE: 14 - Matt1 - 08-25-2015, 03:42 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-26-2015, 12:06 AM
RE: 14 - Jade - 08-26-2015, 12:28 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-26-2015, 12:41 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 08-26-2015, 01:32 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 08-26-2015, 02:33 AM
RE: 14 - Minyatur - 09-13-2015, 06:51 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 09-14-2015, 02:58 AM
RE: 14 - Parsons - 09-14-2015, 09:33 PM
RE: 14 - Jade - 09-14-2015, 09:46 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 10-04-2015, 05:01 AM
RE: 14 - Parsons - 10-04-2015, 09:18 PM
RE: 14 - tamaryn - 10-04-2015, 05:23 AM
RE: 14 - Jade - 10-04-2015, 10:26 AM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 10-04-2015, 10:59 AM
RE: 14 - Kaaron - 10-04-2015, 02:02 PM
RE: 14 - The_Tired_Philosopher - 10-04-2015, 02:21 PM
RE: 14 - Kaaron - 10-04-2015, 05:25 PM



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