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?
  11. 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.
  12. kate_the_horn

    kate_the_horn New Member

  13. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

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

    dyl Active Member

    Unless you stick it at the bottom of a page! Or middle. Anywhere but the top, in fact! ;)
  15. 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.
  16. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

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

    ian perks Active Member

    Stick and it will stop
  18. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Pedant!!! :shock:
  19. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    To be really offensive, Kirsty, you might try spelling it peasant! :)
  20. 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.