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Threads Being Killed

A few days ago, I posted about an easy, homemade mouse trap and labeled the title OT. I was following up this morning on a few questions asked and see the thread is being killed.

What gives? I didn't post about cruel and unusual torture of a mouse. We all grill here and rodents are something we all deal with. A lot of us like to be creative and not just buy the $100 trap that will send us a text when a mouse was killed.

I look thru other OT threads and some get killed off and others don't. I then look at the relevance of the OT threads that are not being killed and look for the connection or relevance to BGE. I'm not making the connection other than someone just doesn't like this or that.

I know I've been away for about 2 years but it's things like this that made me stay away before.

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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 4,082
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.
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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,353
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,412

    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,353

    I'm a bit confused. I have re-read my comments and I don't feel I came across that someone thinks I should simma down.

    I am asking an obvious question that I know the answer to only for those who do squash a thread might read this and ask themselves if they are truly squashing a thread over a broken rule or personal agenda.

    No anger on my side but it does add frustration at times and could be a reason some people move on.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    The problem with a problem is that you don't know it's a problem until it's a problem.
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  • Maybe try to use the Off Topic category. Lately there is alot of OT in the Egghead forum. Most of it should be moved to Facebook.
  • bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,631
    It was spared the true "buffalo sentencing" of being banned to the ether with no record of existence.  Only got the sunk treatment so technically it will live on. 
    As noted above, those decisions are known only to the Buffalo, not us who roam on his land. 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • The buffalo employs The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate routinely.  It hovers for a while over the controls before landing on the Dump button.  The problem is you showed the dead mice.  Somebody could get offended.


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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,154
    ''Twas me!


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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,647
    bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    Reread. You have committed a Freudian slip I fear. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    It’s a badge of honor to have a thread nuked. Wear it with pride. 
  • Glad to have you back. I wouldn’t sweat it too much. There is no rhyme or reason to it. It’s mostly algorithm with the occasional manual override from the Buffalo when things get dicey. It’s an impersonal process so no need to take it personally. Im glad we don’t have a babysitter on here monitoring every thread for butt-hurtness. I guess the trade off for that is having our electronic overlord nuke a few non-offensive threads now and then. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
    The freakin’ Buffalo drives the forum!
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,676
    bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    Reread. You have committed a Freudian slip I fear. 
    Freudian slip? what are you talking about?
                                                                
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,647
    JRWhitee said:
    bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    Reread. You have committed a Freudian slip I fear. 
    Freudian slip? what are you talking about?
    well, it's a bit complicated I suppose. I assume you read the thread, but if you did I'm puzzled by your question.

    Johns comment was misplaced as the bully comment was not directed at the person he thought it was directed towards. He mistakenly assume the comment was directed at another due to the nature of the comment. no big deal. Simma down Bud!
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,353
    Jeremiah said:
    My apologies @bigguy136 it was just my attempt at humor. Didn’t mean to offend. 


    It's all good, I wasn't trying to come off as upset. I'm just trying to wrap my head around what would kill a thread so I could prevent it in the future.

    Doesn't sound like there is anything specific.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,676
    JRWhitee said:
    bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    Reread. You have committed a Freudian slip I fear. 
    Freudian slip? what are you talking about?
    well, it's a bit complicated I suppose. I assume you read the thread, but if you did I'm puzzled by your question.

    Johns comment was misplaced as the bully comment was not directed at the person he thought it was directed towards. He mistakenly assume the comment was directed at another due to the nature of the comment. no big deal. Simma down Bud!
    So you can read peoples minds?
                                                                
    _________________________________________________
    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • JRWhitee said:
    JRWhitee said:
    bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    Reread. You have committed a Freudian slip I fear. 
    Freudian slip? what are you talking about?
    well, it's a bit complicated I suppose. I assume you read the thread, but if you did I'm puzzled by your question.

    Johns comment was misplaced as the bully comment was not directed at the person he thought it was directed towards. He mistakenly assume the comment was directed at another due to the nature of the comment. no big deal. Simma down Bud!
    So you can read peoples minds?
    It’s Pete.  Nobody really cares what he thinks.

    I quoted the wrong post.   Instead of RajunCajun’s response to bigguy, I should’ve quoted bigguy’s post just above where he was asking why he needed to “simmah down”.  It was just a simple mistake on my part that Pete couldn’t help take a pot shot at, because that’s the way he rolls.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,647
    edited December 2018
    JRWhitee said:
    JRWhitee said:
    bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    Reread. You have committed a Freudian slip I fear. 
    Freudian slip? what are you talking about?
    well, it's a bit complicated I suppose. I assume you read the thread, but if you did I'm puzzled by your question.

    Johns comment was misplaced as the bully comment was not directed at the person he thought it was directed towards. He mistakenly assume the comment was directed at another due to the nature of the comment. no big deal. Simma down Bud!
    So you can read peoples minds?
    It’s Pete.  Nobody really cares what he thinks.

    I quoted the wrong post.   Instead of RajunCajun’s response to bigguy, I should’ve quoted bigguy’s post just above where he was asking why he needed to “simmah down”.  It was just a simple mistake on my part that Pete couldn’t help take a pot shot at, because that’s the way he rolls.
    Exactly correct. Also pretty easy to spot.

    Apparently Jim gets riled up on what I think? Huh?
  • And that is also why I ignore Pete.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,211
    And that is also why I ignore Pete.
    I hope that Pete kicks your a$$ ;)

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,647
    JRWhitee said:
    JRWhitee said:
    bigguy136 said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    How the buffalo makes decisions of which threads stay, sink, or go away is always mysterious.

    If you can figure out an algorithm to predict his thinking, you could probably apply it elsewhere and win the lottery at the same time.


    And that is exactly it. There are no specific rules of this one needs to be killed for breaking rule XX and this one doesn't.

    I get there are some topics that need to be killed but a homemade, humane solution to mice that get into our grill areas? Seriously??

    It's just plain ole forum bullying.
    I think it was just a joke.  Carry on...
    Reread. You have committed a Freudian slip I fear. 
    Freudian slip? what are you talking about?
    well, it's a bit complicated I suppose. I assume you read the thread, but if you did I'm puzzled by your question.

    Johns comment was misplaced as the bully comment was not directed at the person he thought it was directed towards. He mistakenly assume the comment was directed at another due to the nature of the comment. no big deal. Simma down Bud!
    So you can read peoples minds?
    It’s Pete.  Nobody really cares what he thinks.

    I quoted the wrong post.   Instead of RajunCajun’s response to bigguy, I should’ve quoted bigguy’s post just above where he was asking why he needed to “simmah down”.  It was just a simple mistake on my part that Pete couldn’t help take a pot shot at, because that’s the way he rolls.
    I just thought you might want to apologize for suggesting the OP was unable to determine the comment was a joke. Turns out he is more than capable of reading.

    Just trying to help you maintain you warm, fuzzy and down to earth  persona.

    My apologies John. 
  • SGH said:
    And that is also why I ignore Pete.
    I hope that Pete kicks your a$$ ;)
    OK.  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,855
    There seems to be a dearth of beer and/or other beverages in many locales today. Possibly medication as well. 



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  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,003
    The football thread got canned as well, was running since the start of the season in August.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,211
    SGH said:
    And that is also why I ignore Pete.
    I hope that Pete kicks your a$$ ;)
    OK.  
    You know I’m just kidding brother👍

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,647
    SGH said:
    SGH said:
    And that is also why I ignore Pete.
    I hope that Pete kicks your a$$ ;)
    OK.  
    You know I’m just kidding brother👍
    He's a bit touchy today for some reason. Usually not so sensitive. I don't want to fight him, I weirdly like the fella.
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