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GraydonCarter | | May 17, 2013 01:17 PM

We get a lot of these "The Single Most Underrated Dish" or "The Single Most Overrated Dish" topics that generate a list of dishes, and a thread of discussion for each listed item. These are entertaining if the participants stick to the topic of the threaded post [e.g., kebabs]. The indentations in the topic responses are the website's signal that threaded discussions are the way to go.

Then there are those who just post a list of everything they can think of, in a single post, which stymies discussion. I don't enjoy those posts.

I've participated in forums on other websites that ban topics that result in just a list, for the reason that the forums should generate discussion.

DON'T list everything you can think of in response to the topic.
[Lobser, Crabcakes, Fried Fish, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Oysters]

DO reply with one response you feel most passionate about.
[I love a well-seasoned Crabcake; Old Bay is my favorite.]

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