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alatar 06-04-2008 11:38 AM

Questionable thread titles
 
Not sure how to handle this personal peccadillo, and so thought to - what else?!? - start a thread that somehow may lead to some therapy.

So it's late, and I'll looking over the new and not so new threads within a section, looking for somewhere to plant some words that may start some discussion but won't overtax my brain too much, and so I'm reading over the thread titles, and then it happens...

I get this urge to post one (or few) word answers to a thread, as, well, the answer's obvious and, well, you asked the question, didn't you? So far, I've held off, and I'm hoping that this thread will keep my typing at bay just a little longer, but...here's what I want to do, late in the night:

I hope that that will keep me away from your threads for at least a day or two. Keep me in mind the next time you end your thread title in a question mark, as I may just answer.

the phantom 06-04-2008 12:01 PM

Servant or Master Master.

The Barrow-Downs? Website.

Do Elves BURY their dead? Yeah.

Do Balrogs Have Wings? Yesno.

What's up with Celeborn? Nuthin.

How many in Battle of 5 Armies? Five.

Why destroy Laketown's bridge? Smaug.

What? Huh?

Elmo 06-04-2008 01:36 PM

Quote:

Did Aragorn really walk around the Wild with just a broken sword for protection? - Yes.
Cheers, that's all I asked. :p

Eomer of the Rohirrim 06-04-2008 01:40 PM

Nitpicky. You said it. :p

Plenty of topics can follow this format. My dissertation had a question title: doesn't mean I didn't discuss anything therein! Besides, it shouldn't be the responsibility of a topic-starter in a discussion forum to remind everyone that discussion is encouraged in the thread. ;)

Morthoron 06-04-2008 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Eomer of the Rohirrim (Post 557510)
Nitpicky. You said it. :p

Plenty of topics can follow this format. My dissertation had a question title: doesn't mean I didn't discuss anything therein! Besides, it shouldn't be the responsibility of a topic-starter in a discussion forum to remind everyone that discussion is encouraged in the thread. ;)

Or you can just e-mail me, and I'LL GIVE YOU the correct answer.

alatar 06-04-2008 02:22 PM

  • Why destroy Laketown's bridge? - Because it was there...
  • Where is Aeglos? - It wasn't my turn to watch it.
  • What was Shelob, and more importantly, what was Ungoliant? - Spiders?!?
  • What do your Elven eyes see? - Not much beyond the jar I keep them in.
  • What Next To Read . . .? - See next line.
  • How Did Gollum Lose the Ring? - No pocketses, of course.

The Barrow-Wight 06-04-2008 06:47 PM

Welcome Back, Kotter.
 
I don't mind the thread titles that ask a full question, but the topics that sound like they were created by Vinnie Barbarino truly leave me shaking my head (i.e. What? Where? How? When?). I believe a topic should at least give a clue as to what is hidden within, just a click away.

alatar 06-04-2008 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by The Barrow-Wight (Post 557533)
I don't mind the thread titles that ask a full question, but the topics that sound like they were created by Vinnie Barbarino truly leave me shaking my head (i.e. What? Where? How? When?). I believe a topic should at least give a clue as to what is hidden within, just a click away.

Your sense obviously isn't refined enough to see that, clearly, that Huh?, Huh..What? and Ahh...What?? are about Balrog eating habits prior to the first sunrise, the perspiration levels of Shire porcine and the Quenya translation of Sam Gamgee's version of the Lay of Lśthien, respectively. ;)

Lhunardawen 06-04-2008 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by the phantom (Post 557502)

Commitmentphobe. :p

Bźthberry 06-05-2008 03:54 AM

better than burrahobbit
 
Did Aragorn really walk around the Wild with just a broken sword for protection? Condoms aren't mentioned in Middle-earth.

Christopher Tolkien: kill HOBBIT film Murder most foul

The Barrow-Downs? Is that like coffee, tea or me?

Short end of the stick, so to speak... picking straws?

Re-release? Tom Jones gets to love again.

Say what? No ;)

Nerwen 08-05-2008 06:46 AM

What Happened to the Horses? They got made into pies.
Why is it so difficult? I don't know. I. Just. Don't. Know.:(
Weird Yes.
I am the Mouth of Sauron. Really? Can we see some I.D.?
Eagles? Eagles?
Help. HEEEELLLP!
What About?: Palantirs. What about?: Them.
I am going to try to do it... Good, good. Don't let me stop you.
How long... ...is a piece of string?
Were there... There were.
Did Legolas... He did.
Why do you keep at it? I'm bored.
What if... Yes...
What if? #2 No!
What if? Yes!
What if?? No!!
What do they mean? Who are they? What are they? Why are they posting these cryptic thread titles?
What do you think happenend to Sauron? Unhappy childhood.
Places to go for Rolepaying as a game? It's a game? :eek:
Numenoren kings and the end of Disney's Biambi No comment.

Nerwen 08-06-2008 02:01 AM

And now for a themed post.
 
Shelob=Big spider Can't argue with that one.
Spiders Where? Where?
Spiders? Spiders!
Spiders? I don't know! Somebody said there were spiders!
Giant spiders HELP!
Spiders! They're Everywhere! SAVE MEEE!
Others? What Others? Other spiders?:eek:
What's up? Spiders!
Go Away for a Few Months! ...I think I'd better...

Nerwen 08-06-2008 05:12 AM

And more archaeological findings from the prehistory of the Downs...
 
Wow. Yeah... Wow...
sauron and saurman Are not known at this address.
Gothmog???? Where are you, Gothmog?
legolas's hair *sigh* Get over it, please.
Drow? *cough* you're in the wrong forum *cough*
Just who's in charge here anyway? The Barrow Wight.
3 rings for the Elven Kings??????? Seven question marks for the posters???????
How?!?!?!?! How?!?!?!?!?!?! How!?!?!?! *shrugs* I dunno.
Monkeys eat bananas, right? Uh... yes... I suppose so...:confused:

Nerwen 08-12-2008 08:33 AM

What does it all mean? I have no idea...

Lalwendė 08-25-2008 05:05 AM

Go on a general interest forum and you'll see a dozen threads a day entitled with helpful things like "Help! Quick!" or "Do you know..." etc. It generally turns out to be someone wanting to know the number of a shop that they could have got out of Yellow Pages...:rolleyes:

alatar 11-10-2008 11:04 AM

Why Geneologies? - Because stick figure drawings just aren't as informative.

Rune Son of Bjarne 11-12-2008 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Nerwen (Post 564146)
Monkeys eat bananas, right? Uh... yes... I suppose so...:confused:

Actually from what I have heard it is quite unusual for monkeys to eat bananas in the wild, apparently it is too fattening.

Nerwen 11-12-2008 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Rune Son of Bjarne (Post 573061)
Actually from what I have heard it is quite unusual for monkeys to eat bananas in the wild, apparently it is too fattening.

Monkeys are diet-conscious?:confused:

alatar 01-13-2009 01:58 PM

Does anyone else hate the Rohanites? Or am I just a horrible person?

Can I still be a horrible person if I *like* the Rohanites?

Kitanna 01-13-2009 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alatar (Post 581048)
Does anyone else hate the Rohanites? Or am I just a horrible person?

Can I still be a horrible person if I *like* the Rohanites?

No, that would make you a good person. However, you can like dwarves and Bree dwellers and still be a bad person.

Why was Merry at the last battle? - Plot device/ plot hole
how long would the movies take if they where true to the books 100%- Forever and a day.
Suicide in Middle Earth - Aside from PJ's Denethor?
Who was the old man? - Santa?

The Might 01-14-2009 07:36 AM

:D

Questionable thread titles - a reality we should just live with

alatar 02-23-2009 02:44 PM

Can anything good come from Men? - We take out the garbage...

If Smeagol had not died...? - Eru knows who wouldn't have been held liable in Gollum's subsequent 'slip-in-fall' lawsuit...

Avoiding the Old Forest...? - May I suggest 'Google Maps: Middle Earth' or a GPS unit?

.... wait, what? - No comment.

:D

alatar 11-17-2009 09:59 AM

What's in a Staff? - Cork?

Whom did the White Council serve? - It serves for thee...

What do the High Elves really think of Men? - Saw this on the cover of a magazine, right next to 'After 3000 years, is he really still into you?'

Morsul the Dark 11-18-2009 08:55 AM

Hin or Chin? Chin every time

Who Wrote? Tolkien

Was Saruman evil.. Well yeah pretty much...

Nerwen 11-18-2009 09:35 AM

Real and Fake History: Can it be the Same? No. Obviously.:rolleyes:
LotR Sauron vs. Silm Sauron? –Is time travel involved?
Do ents lay eggs? –Probably.
Finarfin is a Nandor –Na-na-ni-na-na, nandy-nandy-Nandor....
Tolkien Fandom - How much is too much? –See next question.
Where on Middle earth am I? <–There. That's too much.:eek:
I get knocked down but I get up again - you're never going to keep me down. –*so it seems... *sigh*

Morsul the Dark 11-18-2009 10:21 AM

aw... I thought That threadtitle was good "Do ents Lay Eggs" the guy who thought that up was clever...

Morsul the Dark 12-10-2009 04:56 PM

Do Hobbits get Lung Cancer? The studies are inconclusive

Eönwė 12-11-2009 04:29 PM

Nenya or the Elessar? The Elessar. Definitely.
The Eye: what was it? An eye.
All the Wight Reasons? weally?
How was Gwaihir so well informed ? He got around .
Gamgees at The Party? Really? Where?
How did Gollum escape from Moria ? He climbed .
What do your Elven eyes see? ♪I see skies of blue, clouds of white...♫
what were The Silent Watchers? they were Statues.
MONEY in middle earth? SILVER in bree.

Ibrīnišilpathānezel 01-10-2010 10:25 PM

Okay, I want to laugh every time I see it (and since I have laryngitis at the moment, it's not a comfortable thing!), so I have to mention it. When I enter the main discussion forums page and it's there, I only see part of it:

How many Rangers of the North

So of course the mind, being old and creaky, immediately completes it with:

...does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Not the real full topic title, of course, but I laugh at weird things, I guess. :D

Glirdan 01-10-2010 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ibrīnišilpathānezel (Post 620937)
Okay, I want to laugh every time I see it (and since I have laryngitis at the moment, it's not a comfortable thing!), so I have to mention it. When I enter the main discussion forums page and it's there, I only see part of it:

How many Rangers of the North

So of course the mind, being old and creaky, immediately completes it with:

...does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Not the real full topic title, of course, but I laugh at weird things, I guess. :D


Glad I'm not the only one!



How Dow We Stop Them? - Well I'm thinking forks and knives won't work...:p

Loslote 01-27-2010 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ibrīnišilpathānezel (Post 620937)
Okay, I want to laugh every time I see it (and since I have laryngitis at the moment, it's not a comfortable thing!), so I have to mention it. When I enter the main discussion forums page and it's there, I only see part of it:

How many Rangers of the North

So of course the mind, being old and creaky, immediately completes it with:

...does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Not the real full topic title, of course, but I laugh at weird things, I guess. :D

And I only ever see Why did Isildur cross the, which is of course followed in my mind by road?

Not, sadly, the real thread title...but it was because the chicken crossed it and Sauron followed 'cause he wanted to barbeque and Isildur followed 'cause he wanted the shiny.

Nerwen 01-27-2010 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 622412)
And I only ever see Why did Isildur cross the, which is of course followed in my mind by road?

It seems the original poster (Inziladun) anticipated this–

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zil
Hint: the answer is not 'to get to the other side'. :rolleyes:


Inziladun 01-27-2010 07:49 AM

Lacking a clever title for the thread, I thought it wise to forestall any facetious remarks. My wisdom has been proven. ;)

Erchamion 01-27-2010 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ibrīnišilpathānezel (Post 620937)
How many Rangers of the North

So of course the mind, being old and creaky, immediately completes it with:

...does it take to screw in a light bulb?

The answer being: three, one to actually do it and two to fight off Orcs so the lightbulb can live in simple peace with the Hobbits.

Loslote 01-27-2010 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerwen (Post 622425)
It seems the original poster (Inziladun) anticipated this–

I saw! So I came up with a non-"to get to the other side" answer. No amount of foreknowledge can save you from the lame jokes of Lottie! ;)

Nerwen 02-01-2010 10:07 AM

And yet another themed post.
 
Could a Dwarf melee with a Balrog? –Sure, just wait until it gets distracted fighting the Witch King.

Hot Balrog Lovin' –Ewww. I liked the spammers much better when they were just offering cheap deals on iPods.:(

Balrog Sprinters? –Should liven up the next Olympics.

As the Balrog fliesFlies? Ooo, you've made some enemies there.:eek:

alatar 02-01-2010 10:29 AM

Funny post!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerwen (Post 622657)
As the Balrog flies –Flies? Ooo, you've made some enemies there.:eek:

Not necessarily. Old Roggie did some flying when Gandalf pitched him off the mountain top.

Formendacil 02-01-2010 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alatar (Post 622658)
Not necessarily. Old Roggie did some flying when Gandalf pitched him off the mountain top.

That's not flying, that's falling... with style!

;)

Eönwė 02-01-2010 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Formendacil (Post 622674)
That's not flying, that's falling... with style!

Yeah, I don't think he missed the ground when he fell! ;)

mark12_30 02-02-2010 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alatar (Post 581048)
Does anyone else hate the Rohanites? Or am I just a horrible person?

Can I still be a horrible person if I *like* the Rohanites?

It doesn't matter to me one way or the other.

However, if you were to pick on the Rohirrim, I might get really upset.


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