- August 12
- Tokyo, Japan
- Fighting the demons amongst us
There isn't really much to say at this current moment in time. Just know that I am referred to as the Shining One by an ancient diety, and I have a love for games, hence why I signed up. Perhaps I will expand on this more a bit later.
The excerpt below was created by me for further knowledge on The Lifetime of a Gbatemp Thread. Edited to be put to widely use.
Most threads take hundreds of posts to die. When a thread has burned all of its hype fuel, it expands to become a thread giant. This may be tens of thousands of posts across - big enough to swallow forums like Reddit and 4Chan.
After puffing off its outer layers of speculation, the thread collapses to form a very dense thread dwarf. One teaspoon of material from a thread dwarf would weigh up to 100 MBs of data. Over a matter of days, the thread dwarf cools and becomes invisible.
Threads larger than eight times the size of [an average everyday Gbatemp thread] their lives very suddenly. When they run out of hype fuel, they swell into thread supergiants. They try to keep alive by burning different fuels; complaints, the lingering majority of speculation, and generally off-topic nonsense, but this only works for a hundred posts or so. Then they blow themselves apart in a huge climatic overhaul of factual information and intense sudden realization.
For a week or so, the remaining thread outshines all of the other threads in its subforum. Then it quickly fades, as the hype fuel has been exhausted and cannot create more speculation. All that is left is a tiny, dense object – a locked thread or a helpful thread – surrounded by an expanding cloud of users asking questions about the original topic, an abundant of unnecessary trolling and leftover anger/rants about the original topic.
The elements that were made inside the thread (such as hype, speculation and complaints) are scattered through the subforum it currently resides in. These materials eventually makes other threads and potentially new subforums.