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It's the thread thread. Smirnoff Ice is for girls.
 

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Smirnoff Ice is for girls.
It's just an image that came with the song.



I drink Smirnoff Ice Double Black.
Helps me stop thinking when I need to.
So I can sleep.
 

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Generic posting.
 

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It would be interesting if, instead of linear top-down threads, we created a system which started with a pictorial zoomed-out diagram, with the OP on the left hand side of the screen and various sub-discussions extending out like a tributaries towards the right hand side of the screen. You can click on a sub-thread within the thread to zoom-in and follow that conversation, and then zoom out, and click on another sub-thread and focus on that. If you choose to reply to a particular post, it goes apart into its own sub-thread, but you can also choose to do a general reply that doesn't go into its own sub-thread if you're not branching out into a new aspect of the discussion. That way, deeper conversations between only 2 or 3 users or focusing on only 1 aspect of the topic could develop in accordance with their own nature, and without dictating the course of the entire thread.

Like this:



(Except perhaps that I proposed left to right, instead of top to bottom).
 

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there is a different way to display posts you can set it as, that is similar to that. I used to use it
 

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It hurts my soul to refer to ICANHASCHEEZBURGER...

Smirnoff and a small splash of cranberry juice is alright but Smirnoff is cheap and I don't just mean price tag wise. (Basically little better than gasoline in my opinion) I prefer Grey Goose and, if I have the money, Stoli Elit. However, my tastes in gin is cheap. I'll take Beefeater on the rocks or with just a hint of olive brine any day. Tanqueray is the most disgusting gin I've ever had. Really only usable as aftershave. Bombay Sapphire is okay.
 

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Seven dollar a fifth whiskey in a plastic bottle was my poison of choice. That expensive shit is corrosive to my leaky finances.

Christ I'm glad I don't drink anymore.
 

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Seven dollar a fifth whiskey in a plastic bottle was my poison of choice. That expensive shit is corrosive to my leaky finances.

Christ I'm glad I don't drink anymore.

^__^
 

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"New THREAD!!!"
The cry of alarm is raised!


Once again the dragonriders of Pern
take to the skies to battle this new thread
from the Red Planet, OreSama...


 

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This isn't a thread.
 

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there is a different way to display posts you can set it as, that is similar to that. I used to use it

You mean 'threaded mode'

But that fails to provide the richer graphical presentation that lyra is talking about.

It could also be useful to have the capacity to make a post responding to two branches simultaneously, thus merging them. I can see the advantage of such a system, but you could also lose great posts because you didn't look in the right branches... Not to mention navigating a large tree could become quite daunting once it grows, and with merging and not only branching, an active thread might become something more like an incomprehensible spiderweb. A flattened linear style does have its advantages...

Having a graphical threaded mode AND a linear mode displayed at the same time would prove the best solution.
 

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Da Blob said:
"New THREAD!!!"
The cry of alarm is raised!

Once again the dragonriders of Pern
take to the skies to battle this new thread
from the Red Planet, OreSama...
Science cannot be denied.
 

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Wow... Just... Wow.

A woman who displayed more concern over the state of her car than the elderly lady she fatally struck has attracted a storm of criticism.
The 26-year-old unemployed woman, a resident of Aichi prefecture, ran down an 87-year-old woman at a pedestrian crossing, killing her instantly.
She writes about the experience on her now defunct blog:
“I ran over and killed an old woman… Well, it was at night, and I was coming back from a friend’s after finally getting my car back.
The opposite lane looked pretty congested on the way back (but I was listening to music and not really looking), and the old woman suddenly came out of the cars. She was killed instantly. My long awaited car is ruined, and I’ll lose my licence! Damn it!!”

The woman had just got her car back from the garage 2 days previously, after an accident in which she severely damaged another car.
The family of the dead woman were particularly incensed by her conduct after the accident, saying “All she said was ‘sorry,’ and when she attended my mother’s service she sat at the rearmost row fiddling with her flashy nails the whole time.”

The woman writes about condolence call on her blog, where she also posted a variety of showy pictures of her elaborately decorated fingernails:
“I went to pay my respects with my hands like this. Nobody pays any attention to something like this, do they? I did dye my hair black [from blond] though.”
When confronted about the blog’s contents by media, she at first claimed “Somebody else just wrote that!” but soon changed her story to “I just wrote nonsense there. I don’t know why I wrote that, and anyway the blog is closed now so it doesn’t matter.”

Courts handed her a 16 month suspended prison sentence.
 
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