The Good Thread Guide

New users may feel daunted at the thought of participating in the complex threads they see on UA. But don't worry, careful analysis reveals many posts follow a "conversation template" which may be used as a guide when formulating the appropriate response. Observe how BW, Movement and others expertly demonstrate this:

              

Message: 693448 (100th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:48:17
From: BW
To: The Dweller
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 692787
All-Replies: 18

That's ok. "LATEX" doesn't have a capital A or E.
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693449)

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Message: 693449 (101st of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:49:52
From: Movement
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 17

It's all-caps.
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Replied-to-by: BW (693450)

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Message: 693450 (102nd of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:50:35
From: BW
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 16

Only if you have small caps available.
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693451)

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Message: 693451 (103rd of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:51:12
From: Movement
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 15

<some further pedantry I can't be arsed to think of>
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Replied-to-by: BW (693452)

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Message: 693452 (104th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:52:41
From: BW
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 14

<additional refutation>
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693453)

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Message: 693453 (105th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:53:20
From: Movement
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 13

<personal attack>
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Replied-to-by: BW (693454)
Replied-to-by: JV (693455)

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Message: 693454 (106th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:55:55
From: BW
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 11

<swiping counter-attack> <sarcastic insult>
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693456)
Replied-to-by: Proogs (693479)

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Message: 693456 (107th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:56:25
From: Movement
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693454, 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 9

<comment on how this has a clear resemblance to a bash.org quote>
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Replied-to-by: BW (693457)

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Message: 693457 (108th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:58:36
From: BW
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693456, 693454, 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 8

<misquoting something you said 6 months ago, out of context, of slight relevant to the
current argument>
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693458)

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Message: 693458 (109th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:59:22
From: Movement
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693457, 693456, 693454, 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448,
692787
All-Replies: 7

<purposeful misunderstanding to "win" the argument>
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Replied-to-by: BW (693459)

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Message: 693459 (110th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 03:00:46
From: BW
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693458, 693457, 693456, 693454, 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449,
693448, 692787
All-Replies: 6

<long and tediously pedantic explanation pointing out what bits you've misunderstood>
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693460)

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Message: 693460 (111th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 03:02:46
From: Movement
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693459, 693458, 693457, 693456, 693454, 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450,
693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 5

<irrelevant correction, no response to other points>
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Replied-to-by: BW (693461)

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Message: 693461 (112th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 03:05:43
From: BW
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693460, 693459, 693458, 693457, 693456, 693454, 693453, 693452, 693451,
693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 4

<response to the correction, explaining why it's wrong in a specific and unusual
circumstance>
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693462)

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Message: 693462 (113th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 03:06:32
From: Movement
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693461, 693460, 693459, 693458, 693457, 693456, 693454, 693453, 693452,
693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 3

<sulk disguised as a point>
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Replied-to-by: BW (693463)

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Message: 693463 (114th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 03:10:31
From: BW
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693462, 693461, 693460, 693459, 693458, 693457, 693456, 693454, 693453,
693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787
All-Replies: 2

<taunting poke at the sulk>
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Replied-to-by: Movement (693464)
Replied-to-by: isoma (693584)

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Message: 693479 (117th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 08:34:42
From: Proogs
To: BW
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693454, 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787

<really stupid pun [html] tagged on for the sake of it>

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Message: 693455 (118th of 134) in UA [Re-read]
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 - 02:55:55
From: JV
To: Movement
Subject: "Frottage"
In-Reply-To: 693453, 693452, 693451, 693450, 693449, 693448, 692787

<Irrelevant and pointless (though irritating) comment>