History SelfDemonstrating / ThreadMode

15th Feb '18 11:55:48 PM nombretomado
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* Hey, guys, take it easy! Sure, ThreadMode isn't appropriate for wikis, but it can still be funny in the right context. Check out [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2008/11/14/ this bit]] at ''PennyArcade''.

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* Hey, guys, take it easy! Sure, ThreadMode isn't appropriate for wikis, but it can still be funny in the right context. Check out [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2008/11/14/ this bit]] at ''PennyArcade''.''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.
11th Feb '18 6:45:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anyway,'' the one place where ThreadMode is acceptable and, in fact, encouraged, is on the {{Headscratchers}} Pages, the WildMassGuessing Pages, and, of course, the actual threads on the forum.

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* ''Anyway,'' the one place where ThreadMode is acceptable and, in fact, encouraged, is on the {{Headscratchers}} {{Headscratchers/Headscratchers}} Pages, the WildMassGuessing Pages, and, of course, the actual threads on the forum.
12th Jan '18 6:36:01 PM nombretomado
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A paragraph which includes phrases like "however" or "despite this" multiple times in sequence is usually a sign that a page has degenerated into thread mode (often started by a JustifyingEdit). However, that's not ''actual'' ThreadMode, as it can be worthwhile to include additional perspectives and many of these edits may be justified in that sense. Despite this, it ''can'' in a very real sense be dubbed ThreadMode for all intents and purposes, as the focus of the article does indeed shift towards the conflict of opinion, and its flow becomes drowned in thoughtlessly tacked-on points and counterpoints. However, many people note that rewriting the text to flow better is not always possible and sometimes it may end up neutering the article of any interesting opinions. Others assert in response that having no opinions is better than having a tangled mess of opinions.

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A paragraph which includes phrases like "however" or "despite this" multiple times in sequence is usually a sign that a page has degenerated into thread mode (often started by a JustifyingEdit).Administrivia/JustifyingEdit). However, that's not ''actual'' ThreadMode, as it can be worthwhile to include additional perspectives and many of these edits may be justified in that sense. Despite this, it ''can'' in a very real sense be dubbed ThreadMode for all intents and purposes, as the focus of the article does indeed shift towards the conflict of opinion, and its flow becomes drowned in thoughtlessly tacked-on points and counterpoints. However, many people note that rewriting the text to flow better is not always possible and sometimes it may end up neutering the article of any interesting opinions. Others assert in response that having no opinions is better than having a tangled mess of opinions.



* No. No "[[JustifyingEdit to be fair]]". You're done here.

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* No. No "[[JustifyingEdit "[[Administrivia/JustifyingEdit to be fair]]". You're done here.
8th Jul '17 1:48:43 PM nombretomado
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** I don't think that's looking at it the right way at all. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ATM essay about this]] at TheOtherWiki does a better job.

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** I don't think that's looking at it the right way at all. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ATM essay about this]] at TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki does a better job.
30th Nov '16 6:38:42 PM Crocket_Lawnchair
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**** Duh. of course it would. You're probably one of the idiots that would cause a flame war, so get out. I hate trolls like you.
29th Jan '16 2:47:02 PM SolipSchism
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* I beg to differ. Entry pages will occasionally fall into ThreadMode as a side effect of an EditWar.

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* I beg to differ. Entry pages will occasionally fall into ThreadMode as a side effect of an EditWar.Administrivia/EditWar.
26th Oct '15 8:41:34 PM mlsmithca
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In extreme manifestations of this phenomenon, sentences stop bothering to even keep up the appearance of following the previous sentence's train of thought. The reader is subjected to perfectly fluid prose that abruptly changes its opinion one-hundred-and-eighty degrees mid-sentence, which is very jarring and ought to be avoided, but on the other hand often appropriate and highly beneficial, or at least that's what supporters of the practice say but in truth its cons outweigh its pros. Though of course YourMileageMayVary on that. Well, actually, there's no reason why it should, because ''most'' people can obviously see that it is nothing short of psychological torture. Though to be fair--

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In extreme manifestations of this phenomenon, sentences stop bothering to even keep up the appearance of following the previous sentence's train of thought. The reader is subjected to perfectly fluid prose that abruptly changes its opinion one-hundred-and-eighty degrees mid-sentence, which is very jarring and ought to be avoided, but on the other hand often appropriate and highly beneficial, or at least that's what supporters of the practice say but in truth its cons outweigh its pros. Though of course YourMileageMayVary on that. Well, actually, there's no reason why it should, because ''most'' people can obviously see that it is nothing short of psychological torture. Though to be fair--
26th Oct '15 8:38:11 PM mlsmithca
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* [[{{YMMV}} I beg to differ]]. Entry pages will occasionally fall into ThreadMode as a side effect of an EditWar.

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* [[{{YMMV}} I beg to differ]].differ. Entry pages will occasionally fall into ThreadMode as a side effect of an EditWar.



*** YourMileageMayVary. [[DarthWiki/TropersLaw We are not Wikipedia]].

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*** YourMileageMayVary. [[DarthWiki/TropersLaw We are not Wikipedia]].
26th Oct '15 7:35:48 PM DoctorCooper
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* [[YourMileageMayVary I beg to differ]]. Entry pages will occasionally fall into ThreadMode as a side effect of an EditWar.

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* [[YourMileageMayVary [[{{YMMV}} I beg to differ]]. Entry pages will occasionally fall into ThreadMode as a side effect of an EditWar.
20th Nov '14 6:22:52 PM dexterian120
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*******Arguments [[TakeThat like the one above]] tend to be a major cause of this! as well as snide remarks made at the person above.
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