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    Question The Never Ending Thread

    Who has the lowest ratio of posts to "thread-killing" posts (i.e. final posts in a thread)?

    At the moment my ratio is pretty low, and that's not good for my self-esteem.

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    The more one runs off at the keyboard, the more thread-killing posts one is prone to have...it's a by-product of verbosity, not a propensity to end discussions in embarrassed silences.

    At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Who has the lowest ratio of posts to "thread-killing" posts (i.e. final posts in a thread)?

    At the moment my ratio is pretty low, and that's not good for my self-esteem.
    So let's make a game of this!

    This thread will never die (hopefully) cause we're going to keep it alive and restore your self-esteem. Alls well that ends well.
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    I was just told the vilest, most foul thing that I've heard...in the past week.

    One of my friends just told me that she met an emergency room doctor yesterday and he told her about having to pull a King Size Snickers out of a woman's coochie that had been there for THREE DAYS! He said peanuts and nougat was flying everywhere and the smell was horrible.

    That being said I think I want a Snickers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    That being said I think I want a Snickers.
    Considering the context, I'm interested to know exactly in what way you "want" that Snickers...

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    For its peanuty goodness of course!

    What else could there be?
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    Many believe that they are lead the ratio of posting thread-killers, but there can only be one. One post-killer to rule them all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    So let's make a game of this!

    This thread will never die (hopefully) cause we're going to keep it alive and restore your self-esteem. Alls well that ends well.

    Almost didn't make it through the weekend.

    I guess I am last again. (funn how that works).

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    No, I'll be last.

    (After the Snickers story, I am not sure I want to post here again after this.... Sigh. At least it wasn't a Charleston Chew.)
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    I have no idea what the snickers thing is about.

    But I was reminded of something from childhood....

    This is the thread that doesn't end.
    Yes it goes on and on my friends.
    Some peole started posting here, not knowing what it was...
    And they continue posting here forever just because....

    YouTube - The Song That Doesn't End

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