what IS a sticky thread?

Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by ScaryFlugel, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. ScaryFlugel

    ScaryFlugel Member

    it sounds painful whatever it is. can't find it in your FAQs and yes i did look.
     
  2. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    A sticky is one that stays at the top of the forum/thread list. If you want a thread that you post to be a sticky, you have to plead with one of the mods to get it made sticky. Or bribe them if that's the way you work :)
     
  3. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Bribes! :shock: Of course we take bribes - £10 usually! . . . . anyway just to show you exactly what a 'Sticky' is, I've made this a thread a 'Sticky' - For FREE!



    ;)
     
  4. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Typical capitalist attitude from Mr Thorne there. I hope he shelled out and bought his winning band a drink :)

    (I won't even mention 1 glass and straws)

    This is my 1900th post. Might as well live dangerously :)
     
  5. ScaryFlugel

    ScaryFlugel Member

    Ta Mike, I'll let you off your other post for being so helpful with this one.

    Now, off to smarm up to the mods to make a one of my posts sticky, gooey and generally gungeworthy...
     
  6. kate_the_horn

    kate_the_horn New Member

    so why is it called a sticky?:p
     
  7. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    ...because that is the generic name for a Post-It note
    ;)
     
  8. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I though Post-it note was the generic name for a post-it note...
     
  9. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Was that an unnecessary post to increase your daily average, Lynchie? :-D
     
  10. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    errrr.... no?
     
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  12. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Because it "sticks" at the top of the page, and doesn't move down in deference to more recent postings.
     
  13. kate_the_horn

    kate_the_horn New Member

    clever!
     
  14. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    ... just like a Post-It note!
     
  15. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Unless you stick it at the bottom of a page! Or middle. Anywhere but the top, in fact! ;)
     
  16. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    To answer lynchie's earlier question about the generic name for a Post-It Note, be aware that Post-It is a registered trademark of the 3M Corporation. The patent on the glue (which is the important part) ran out a few years ago, so generic sticky notes are now sold, but Post-It refers to ones sold by 3M only.
     
  17. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Robert, you haven't got a solicitor's soul in a box in your office, have you? ;)
     
  18. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Stick and it will stop
     
  19. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Pedant!!! :shock:
     
  20. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    To be really offensive, Kirsty, you might try spelling it peasant! :)
     
  21. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    How stupid am I then? i thought it was called a sticky because it got stuck and didn't always load properly so i tended to ignore them.

    Doh!

    K
     
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