The Long, Slow Slide Into Chowhound Post Regret
January 23, 2011 2:30 p.m. (3 replies): "Should You Start Your Potatoes In a Hot or Cold Oven?" Hmmm... I always start mine in a cold oven. Saves gas that way. Nobody's said that yet. I'll just reply.
January 24, 2011 7:15 a.m. (19 replies): Wow, SlymenstraHoundmen wrote an awesome reply. People deserve to be commended for well-written contributions. "Well said!"
January 24, 2011 7:28 a.m. (22 replies): This SlobberMonster person is clearly an idiot. If you start it in a cold oven, the "whoof" of the gas oven going on can cause un-scrubbed eyes in the potatoes to convert to carcinogens? Time to set the record straight.
January 24, 2011 8:14 a.m. (38 replies): Now I know this SlobberMonster person is a moron... he or she is challenging me! Time to unleash the fire!
January 25, 2011 6:53 a.m. (77 replies): "Please stop arguing. It's clear you don't know what you're talking about."
January 26, 2011 6:42 p.m. (110 replies): Someone replied to me and asked a technique question... I'll reply. It's nice to be helpful.
January 27, 2011 (143 replies, with a split): The technique question got out of hand and the mods split it to the Home Cooking board. It has 114 replies from people who think I'm either a genius or a cretin, and yet the old thread is still huge.
January 30, 2011 (240 replies): Been gone from Chowhound for three days and... oh, my God, the damn post has 240 replies. I don't dare skip it, because I might want to see some of it, but I can't spend all morning read... damn, there went my day's productivity.
February 1, 2011 (306 replies): I am not looking at that thread. Eventually it will move down the list and I can ignore it safely.
February 4, 2011 (381 replies): WOULD YOU PEOPLE STOP REPLYING? IT'S DONE. IT'S STALE! STOP IT damnitIwishIwasamoderatorsoIcouldlockthisdamnthread...
July 18, 2011 (385 replies): The thread is back? I wonder what they said? "can sum1 give me a recipe 4 baked potatoes please".
July 18, 2011 (428 replies): Replies start coming in to months-old posts, re-igniting the argument.
July 20, 2011 (441 replies): Post on Site Talk: "Is there no way to unsubscribe from a thread? Please? For the love of Leff?"
March 18, 2016 (445 replies): Oh, that old thread popped up again? "Hey I know it's late but I can tell you you can get Pamplona Pink Potatoes at the brand-new Berserkeley Bowl in Santa Monica." AAAAAAAAAAARGH!
(Note that this is all at least theoretically fictional... but I have at least a dozen threads I am actively trying to ignore for this reason...)
Post at your own peril...(and that potato thread seems to have taken the "starch" right out of you DU)... ;-D>
You had to make me read that again. It took me too long to stop giggling this morning. And, you have to admit, *some* of us are better with the search on here than others. You are kind of the reigning champion.
I'm going to shut up now. I don't want to irritate Das Ubergeek. Although, that poster apparently becomes very funny when irritated.
Instead of spending programming time and money on an opt-in/opt-out for email notifications for updated threads, maybe they could spend some on an opt-out for certain threads. I groan when I see these. I've actually become slightly more disciplined about replying to something just because I know the answer. When I ask myself 'do I really want to know more about eating cottage cheese' I can stop before hitting the post button.
BTW, well written post DU :)