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Old 04-13-15, 05:30 PM
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mystery thread

OK, I'm a bit bored, so I'm starting this thread, whose purpose is to identify and poke lighthearted fun at threads with unnecessarily vague titles. I'm thinking of threads where help or feedback is sincerely being sought, but the title is hopelessly vague from an interest arousing or searching perspective; not threads that have a purposely intriguing title.
Go ahead and post the titles and links to threads fitting this description.
[my ulterior motive here is to encourage more descriptive thead titles, where appropriate]
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Old 04-13-15, 05:45 PM
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OK, I'll start: HELP! What did I just buy?!?!?!?!
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All those threads simply titled Help or Need Help. Can't even search for them. This is what you get:

The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search:
need, help

As an Admin on another forum, I try to find and edit the inappropriate titles before they get away.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Whoa inception. A mystery wrapped in an inigma.
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mystery thread

I thought this was going to be about a threaded part with an abnormal TPI or something... So I guess I'm saying, I see your point!
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Old 04-13-15, 08:24 PM
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I like that on the Practical Machinist forum the mod just locks any post with a "vague or meaningless title". Harsh, but a pretty good policy.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
HaHa, now we have the recursive mystery thread!!
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Nice old's'cool funny car!
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I've got an old German bike with a mystery thread...can't find another headset to work on it so it's nice it came with the original.
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I think you could try a little harder, maybe misspell a word or two, and use a couple trigger-words that make the auto-censor fill in the space with asterisks, eg. "Mistery *** **** indentifie Colnago ******* Pleese hellp!!!"

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Nah. We save that for the good stuff.
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Originally Posted by nelsonmilum View Post
I thought this was going to be about a threaded part with an abnormal TPI or something...
Nah, it's about sewing, a subject about which I know virtually nothing.

Oh, wait, maybe it's about fixing tubular tires.
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One time, I removed a cartridge BB from a bike; it came out without problem. But the darn thing wouldn't thread back in. Nor would it thread back in to any other BB shell I had around. It had transformed itself into the mystery thread!
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Any thread named after Shimano component names.
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I nominate: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...3199-bike.html
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63.5 tpi
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26 tpi. It's out there...
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How about these, which pop up all the time:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...road-bike.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...road-bike.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...any-ideas.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...tion-help.html
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I like the ones on ebay that gratuitously include the word "LOOK". Except Look bicycles or pedals, or course. What's with that?
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A winner. I had to check to make sure it wasn't posted April 1st
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Those titles seem fine to me. How would you reword them?
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