What’s the craic with people obsessively starting rolling/ongoing politics, sports and band threads, etc? Often they don’t even partake in the discussion after the OP, just seem addicted to the dopamine sugar rush of seeing blue circles every time they log in?
Even weirder, celebrity RIP threads. What giveth?
Is it a stats thing? Is there some end-of-year prize i don’t know of?
Nah, let’s keep it friendly. I’m more interested in the psychology behind it, why we do it. I used to religeously start the football threads, for example. I’d argue that a lot of the time it was because i wanted to make sure the OP included stuff that might generate a wider debate, like overseas or non-leagues, but still, why did i care? Other examples, keeping it broad might be people constantly doing rolling band threads, plonking one bit of Pitchfork news in the OP and never revisiting. What’s in it for them? Why are all the politics threads started by two or three people when so many are interested? Why’s there a rush to tell a music forum that an extra from Emmerdale’s passed away? Has Twitter borked our minds to the point that we take huge satisfaction from notifications?
I don’t think it’s that. Maybe a little, but for me if I post a thread like that it’s just out of being a good community member I guess, wanting to share news and the like, get debates going. Kind of needs that to keep going, no?
"Why are all the politics threads started by two or three people when so many are interested?’
Cos most people can’t be arsed I reckon.
‘Why’s there a rush to tell a music forum that an extra from Emmerdale’s passed away?’
Same reason that you’d text or whatsapp a friend or family about breaking news, just sharing info and starting a discussion
“Has Twitter borked our minds to the point that we take huge satisfaction from notifications?”