For Frequent Forum Contributors...do you ever just run dry on ideas?

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For Frequent Forum Contributors...do you ever just run dry on ideas?

Bignuf Bignuf
My wife and I, while pretty new to EF, are active participants in the Forums. However, after days of submitting polls and topics for discussion, tonight, we sit here together...blank brained. No good ideas? Any other "frequent" contributor ever just "run out of ideas" for this forum?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I always have new ideas
I sometimes run dry of ideas
Jul!a , Miss Nessa , Ace <3 , svalentine;) , AnotherBrother
5
I often try to come up with new ideas for discussions or polls , and cannot come up with anything.
Jenyana , Eva Schwaltz , boobookittyfuk , js250 , Ms. Spice , ghalik , pinkpottergirl
7
Of course...OTHER?
Shellz31 , Waterfall , MaryExy , Redboxbaby , null , DeliciousSurprise , married with children , Kindred , El-Jaro , CafeSabroso , Gunsmoke , Coralbell , Red Vinyl Kitty , Ivy Wilde , lanky , cobiffle , biangel88 , potstickers , bradav
19
Total votes: 31 (31 voters)
Poll is closed
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Shellz31 Shellz31
I don't start threads unless I really need imput on something.
07/17/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I don't start threads unless I really need imput on something.
This, or I realized I have a question that no one has asked yet (that has only happened twice). Otherwise I'll check the forum and post/vote on other threads every day, but I don't post new topics.
07/17/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I tend to contribute more to the forums by posting on discussions that have already been posted by others and not by adding additional discussions. I have posted some of my own discussions, but not as often.
07/17/2011
Jenyana Jenyana
Mostly the thing is that I won't post unless I have something good to say that hasn't been properly dealt with in the past, so I only end up posting a couple of times a week.
07/17/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Quote:
Originally posted by Waterfall
I tend to contribute more to the forums by posting on discussions that have already been posted by others and not by adding additional discussions. I have posted some of my own discussions, but not as often.
This!
We have been here or 10 months and have only posted 19 of our own discussions/polls. Most of the time my questions have already been posted or there is one pretty similar.
07/17/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I never, ever visit the forums trying to rack up points and posts and threads. That's just obnoxious. I really only make a new thread if I really have something to say and the same goes for my replies.
07/17/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
A lot of topics are already covered so I don't start that many threads.
07/17/2011
potstickers potstickers
Quote:
Originally posted by Eva Schwaltz
A lot of topics are already covered so I don't start that many threads.
This.

I hate seeing the same threads over and over.
07/17/2011
boobookittyfuk boobookittyfuk
I would love to start contributing frequently but i never know what to post about.
07/17/2011
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
My wife and I, while pretty new to EF, are active participants in the Forums. However, after days of submitting polls and topics for discussion, tonight, we sit here together...blank brained. No good ideas? Any other "frequent" contributor ...
I usually use topics I am really curious about, most of the time I need to figure out how to phrase it right.
07/17/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i really try not to post the same question that is posted in the forums unless of course i missed and figured out way too late. if i already saw a question that was asked, then i just don't post it again
07/17/2011
married with children married with children
Quote:
Originally posted by potstickers
This.

I hate seeing the same threads over and over.
me too. I see alot of the same questions over and over.
07/17/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I only start threads when I have a legitimate question or comment that has not been addressed before (that I can find.) I often go weeks or even months without starting a thread.

So, no, I'm not sitting here thinking up polls and discussions. I wait until something strikes me and then try to make sure no one has had a similar poll or discussion before.
07/17/2011
Ansley Ansley
I only post threads if I feel it's unique or something like that. Sometimes it's really hard to sift through ALL of the posts to figure out what's been covered and what hasn't.

I do know that the following have been beaten to death:

- Anal Sex: How to do it, how not to do it, which lube to do it with, what toy to use, how big is the biggest we've inserted, and our general thoughts on rimming then kissing or ATM

- Whether men and women alike like to lick pussy or suck cock

- Who would and would not have a threesome, foursome, moresome

- Which positions we like

- How young is too young to learn about sex

- How much of a gap is too much of a gap in relationships, age wise

- Our favorite colors

- Our views on youths having access to condoms and other forms of birth control and what we learned in sex ed

- How we groom our pubic area

*breathe* That's just the top of the list of OVERLY posted topics. Drives me nuts on days when I'm already frustrated to sift through this stuff.

I love the Sex Facts posts and I love Sam's posts about current events or helpful information about the real world.
07/17/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I don't start threads unless I really need imput on something.
Right, I'll only start a new post on something I really wanted to know about, after making sure there's not a post on the same topic already.
07/17/2011
Kindred Kindred
I don't run out of ideas because I don't actively try to make posts/discussions on a daily basis.
07/17/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I hope you don't feel obligated to make new forum threads JUST to be active!

If you have an idea for a forum thread, search for key words. If you find a thread just like the one you're going to start...don't. Comment on a thread that's already there.
07/17/2011
CafeSabroso CafeSabroso
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I hope you don't feel obligated to make new forum threads JUST to be active!

If you have an idea for a forum thread, search for key words. If you find a thread just like the one you're going to start...don't. Comment on a thread ...
Good suggestion! Maybe if EdenPoints were revised to reward new post and new discussions the same, we would have fewer duplicate threads. Currently, a new thread is double a new post on an existing thread.
07/17/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Waterfall
I tend to contribute more to the forums by posting on discussions that have already been posted by others and not by adding additional discussions. I have posted some of my own discussions, but not as often.
Yep - me to.
07/18/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I don't start threads unless I really need imput on something.
this is pretty much me as well. There are so many threads already around I can respond to
07/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I hope you don't feel obligated to make new forum threads JUST to be active!

If you have an idea for a forum thread, search for key words. If you find a thread just like the one you're going to start...don't. Comment on a thread ...
I agree, definitely don't feel like you have to do stuff JUST to be active.

I frequently would run out of ideas for things to post, so I just wouldn't post. I'd rather wait and come up with something worthwhile to share than start a bunch of threads just to try and stay active. When I see a lot of similar threads being started by the same person, honestly, I stop reading anything they start. It does bother me to see a lot of repeat threads, and it bothers me to see 3 or 4 separate threads that could have very easily been one because there's a minute difference between them all.

Don't worry about starting threads on things that already have a billion threads, and don't worry about starting separate threads for things you can combine. I'm more likely to answer a 4 part question in one single thread than I am to bother reading 4 separate threads to answer 4 barely different questions, lol.
07/18/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I agree, definitely don't feel like you have to do stuff JUST to be active.

I frequently would run out of ideas for things to post, so I just wouldn't post. I'd rather wait and come up with something worthwhile to share than ...
I generally will ignore threads if I notice that a contributor has just started 4-5 separate new discussions all within a few minutes of one another, even more so if they do it on a daily basis.
07/18/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Ditto Sam and Kindred.

This is especially true when I see a rehash thread that I know I started or commented on not that long ago.
07/18/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I usally just reply to other people's threads. I only make a new thread when I have a question I really want to ask, I never just sit here trying to think of something I could make a thread about.
07/18/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
As many others have said, we do not start many discussions. We simply participate in already started conversations. There are folks who, especially new, tend to try to start numerous conversations that are frankly old topics. Search is our friend.
07/18/2011
potstickers potstickers
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I agree, definitely don't feel like you have to do stuff JUST to be active.

I frequently would run out of ideas for things to post, so I just wouldn't post. I'd rather wait and come up with something worthwhile to share than ...
If I see someone posted 3+ threads in a row, my finger just itches to hit that spam flag. I practice restraint but sometimes it's too tempting.
07/18/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
sometimes I do.
07/19/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I don't start threads unless I really need imput on something.
This, and also - I usually do a forum search before I submit a thread.
07/19/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
It is embarrassing how long it took me to figure out I could use the search function on the forums as well as to look for products.

Before I figured out how to search the forums, I regrettably started a number of repeat threads. I try to avoid that now, and only start a new thread when I have a question I truly want answered and haven't been able to find a satisfactory answer for, or if I think the thread would useful or fun in some other way.

I do sometimes get annoyed at having to sift through "frivolous" threads to find something interesting. But then I remind myself that what I consider "frivolous" might be interesting to someone else.
07/19/2011
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