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Posted: 9/26/2005 2:07:57 PM EDT
for a post whose entire useful content is contained in the title, such as "Al Jolson, star of "The Jazz Singer," dead at age 137," to get hundreds of views? What the hell are people expecting to learn from clicking the thread? You already know that:

1. Somebody died;

2. It was Al Jolson;

3. He starred in "The Jazz Singer;"

4. He was 137 years old.

Seriously, WTF?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:09:12 PM EDT
There is no way to tell how a thread will fare. Some good ones die, all bad ones live somehow.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:09:53 PM EDT
Yeah, what he said. Squatdog's post didn't seem to ever die.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:10:14 PM EDT
to read the discussion, that is what sets this apart from a news paper.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:10:34 PM EDT
KY and a bullpen hammer always works for me..
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:11:11 PM EDT
Why do we read a newspaper story beyond the first paragraph?

SBG
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:11:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:11:16 PM EDT
Some folks enjoy posting a reading other members comments about the subject.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:11:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:12:13 PM EDT by cluster]
wanna be the first non paying member to respond
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:12:13 PM EDT
57 pages minimum.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:12:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
More to the point--

How is it that some people are so concerned over trivialities?



Good question. As I reflect (under your prompting) on the hours I spent on that post, I have to ask myself the same thing.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:13:19 PM EDT
oh, why, did I click this thread?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:13:38 PM EDT
Al Jolson is dead? Link?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:13:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
wanna be the first non paying member to respond



Oh you're crafty. Leading from the cheap seats. I wish I had been first.

R.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:14:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Al Jolson is dead? Link?



Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:15:36 PM EDT
With all the sadness and disasterous events going on in our world today, it is worth reflecting on the life of a very important person who recently died. In the light of the hurricanes and war, his passing almost went unnoticed. until burial time.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93 last week.
The traumatic time for his family began when he was being put in the coffin.
They put his left leg in ....................and then the trouble started.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:17:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:18:05 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
for a post whose entire useful content is contained in the title, such as "Al Jolson, star of "The Jazz Singer," dead at age 137," to get hundreds of views? What the hell are people expecting to learn from clicking the thread? You already know that:

1. Somebody died;

2. It was Al Jolson;

3. He starred in "The Jazz Singer;"

4. He was 137 years old.

Seriously, WTF?




... because maybe the story inside contains hilarious details - like he drowned in a vat of jello while having sex with a nubile 18 year-old porn star.


Or, alternatively, someone like me might click on that post, just to learn whoever the hell Al Jolson is/was.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:17:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:18:17 PM EDT by Schulze]
(at Gunner1x)
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:19:20 PM EDT
This thread sucks more than the one you're making fun of.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:19:44 PM EDT
I just started a new thread (hopefullly it won't get locked) to test if people really do this.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:20:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
for a post whose entire useful content is contained in the title, such as "Al Jolson, star of "The Jazz Singer," dead at age 137," to get hundreds of views? What the hell are people expecting to learn from clicking the thread? You already know that:

1. Somebody died;

2. It was Al Jolson;

3. He starred in "The Jazz Singer;"

4. He was 137 years old.

Seriously, WTF?




... because maybe the story inside contains hilarious details - like he drowned in a vat of jello while having sex with a nubile 18 year-old porn star.
Or, alternatively, someone like me might click on that post, just to learn whoever the hell Al Jolson is/was.



I am surprised at your post. I always assumed that if a person was involved with cheese or wooden shoes, you'd already know the details, and he wasn't involved with cheese or wooden shoes, you wouldn't care. Apparently you are much more intellectual and sensitive than I had ever imagined.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:22:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:22:51 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
I am surprised at your post. I always assumed that if a person was involved with cheese or wooden shoes, you'd already know the details, and he wasn't involved with cheese or wooden shoes, you wouldn't care. Apparently you are much more intellectual and sensitive than I had ever imagined.



Ouch

Meanwhile, there are already over 40 views of my thread which clearly states in the title that there is nothing inside it.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:23:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I just started a new thread (hopefullly it won't get locked) to test if people really do this.




40 + views in - what, 3 minutes?

I promise, I was not one of them.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:35:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I just started a new thread (hopefullly it won't get locked) to test if people really do this.




40 + views in - what, 3 minutes?

I promise, I was not one of them.




It's up to 70 now, but is clearly petering out. (It had over 40 views in about a minute, I believe)
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:37:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I just started a new thread (hopefullly it won't get locked) to test if people really do this.




40 + views in - what, 3 minutes?

I promise, I was not one of them.




It's up to 70 now, but is clearly petering out. (It had over 40 views in about a minute, I believe)



Has this psychology experiment been approved by your ethics committee?

SBG
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:46:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:47:59 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:

Has this psychology experiment been approved by your ethics committee?

SBG



My interpretation is that I only need human subjects approval if I am hooking you up to electrodes.



ETA: Thread has over 125 views now.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:47:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:48:46 PM EDT by ScaryBlackGuns]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:

Has this psychology experiment been approved by your ethics committee?

SBG



My interpretation is that I only need human subjects approval if I am hooking you up to electrodes.



Hell, UNL would have had my balls if I would have asked someone their name without approval.

SBG

ETA -- Now at 125+
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:50:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:

Has this psychology experiment been approved by your ethics committee?

SBG



My interpretation is that I only need human subjects approval if I am hooking you up to electrodes.



Hell, UNL would have had my balls if I would have asked someone their name without approval.

SBG




Actually, if I were REALLY collecting data off ar15.com, I probably would need human subjects approval, although since it's sort of a "public" behavior kind of place, it's not clear what kind of consent I would need.

Luckily, because our human subjects committee also deals with the medical school (and we've got one of the really big ones in the country), they are really laid back about behavior research, and barely even care about survey research - because they often are reviewing experiments that DO involve injecting stuffinto people and drastic things like that.


... sorry about the nerd-jack, FLAL1A
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:52:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

"Al Jolson, star of "The Jazz Singer," dead at age 137,"



Actually he is dead at age 119. Has been since age 64.

Jim
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:53:28 PM EDT
+1

<=== Psych-dork/Attorney (a.k.a. "I didn't have the GPA for a real psych grad program")

SBG
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:15:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:23:50 PM EDT
This has been more fun than switching hands.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:26:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:

Has this psychology experiment been approved by your ethics committee?

SBG



My interpretation is that I only need human subjects approval if I am hooking you up to electrodes.



Hell, UNL would have had my balls if I would have asked someone their name without approval.

SBG




Actually, if I were REALLY collecting data off ar15.com, I probably would need human subjects approval, although since it's sort of a "public" behavior kind of place, it's not clear what kind of consent I would need.

Luckily, because our human subjects committee also deals with the medical school (and we've got one of the really big ones in the country), they are really laid back about behavior research, and barely even care about survey research - because they often are reviewing experiments that DO involve injecting stuffinto people and drastic things like that.


... sorry about the nerd-jack, FLAL1A



As it so happens I just passed my university's certification process for being on the Institutional Review Board for human subjects research. If you just watch the threads and posts, then thats just observing public behavior and its exempt from IRB review. If you ask innocuous questions that pose minimal risk to participants, then you qualify for an expedited review by one committee member.

I love my job.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:32:45 PM EDT
Oh well, the thread is locked - after 241 views.



When I get denied tenure, I'm totally going to blame 82ndAbn
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:36:37 PM EDT
Who the fuck is Al Jolson?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:08:10 PM EDT
The more actual content a post has, the fewer views and replies it will get.
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