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I started the Threadkillers thread on BookCrossing about a year ago - maybe more, it's difficult to tell without a useable Forum Search.

It was never intended to go on this long. It was a spur-of-the-moment posting, made because some people were feeling ignored and I thought it would be nice to have a place where everyone could be sure of getting some response.

There was a point where I felt like Dr Frankenstein - "I've created a monster, and it's going to destroy me". Since I had originally promised I would answer every post in the threed, there were days when I spent so much of my online time answering the Threadkillers that I didn't have time to play elsewhere, which is why I eventually modified it - now I only promise that no post will be left unanswered. It has become a palce where people come to sign in and say 'hi', and certainly it has been an entry point to the Forum for several BookCrossers.

But lately Chit Chat has become much slower, and so has the thread, and I'm wondering if it's time to call it a day. I don't want to pull the plug on it if people still want it, but I don't want to keep it going just for the sake of it.

I'm going to post an open poll and see what people think.


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Apr. 12th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
I know I don't participate in the above thread but I don't think people are going to go mental if you don't reply to every single post. The website has been slow which is good news as it means more members. I have broadband and the site can take AGES to refresh or post on my computer so I can't imagine what it would be like on dial up.
Apr. 12th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Well, i guess all good things must come to an end. I know i don't post there as much, but i have really good memories of the thread cause that's where i started making friends. I remember when i was a newbie to the fora and i used to lurk around a lot and see you guys there and always wanting to get in to play but thought you wouldn't play with a stranger. I guess i was wrong cause i got to know you all and you welcomed me there as one more of the gang. We sure have had good times and good bites over there, lol, but maybe it's time. I mean, sure we're gonna miss it but you can't spend the rest of your life replying to our nonsense, right? LOL

Thank you for all the good times Auntie!
Apr. 12th, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)
Don't write it off yet -
I'm still thinking about it!
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
ooops! Sorry!
Thought you were killing it. But maybe the thread could take some time off and then come back, i'm sure many of us would really miss it considering that's the place where we can really chat. I mean, where else am i gonna bite Enigma? speaking of which, have you heard from her?
Apr. 18th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Send it on vacation

Don't kill it off just yet. Just pack it off to the Bahamas, or Maldives or Seychelles. You need not do a thing to it while it's vacationing. It will be up to the visitors to put hats and sunscreen on it. And it can vacation for one month or three. Depends on what you decide, in the meantime.

And, should it grow long and lean in the shade, the visitors [you should make it clear] [may] move it to the sun but you retain ownership. ;D

And by then, you will know exactly whether to kill it off or not.

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