QUALITY threads. You always see them. But you know why? Because people always give them attention. If you see a dumb thread, report it and hide it, it's really simple. This is an example right here. This thread shouldn't have gotten any posts. It should have just been removed without anyone paying mind to it. Instead, people post in it and give the OP something to amuse their self with. Yes, this even applies to that "reported" thing. I know, sometimes it is a bit funny to do it as a joke, but if you're seriously reporting a shitty thread, then there's no need for that. The OP most likely knows their thread will be deleted. They probably even <i>want</i> you to say "reported" to get attention. You're just amusing them. There's no reason to state that you reported someone. It's the same exact thing as saying "sage" in your post. You're saying "I don't like this thread, so I just wanted to post to tell you that I don't like this thread. Also, I'm not bumping it." Sure, at least they're adding a negative connotation to something that actually has one, but the message relayed is the same exact thing.
There's no reason for that. It just generates more attention and encourages more shitposts because they see how easy it is to "troll" you guys. Which kinda brings me to another gripe I have about how "trolls" post these days. They're not trying, but they don't have to try, because people make it easy for them. Why put thought into a good troll post when you could just make a shitty troll post that's extremely obvious, and people will still respond to it?
Just a short rant, I guess. Just find it ironic that the same people who think they're helping with the shitposts on /jp/ are actually just making them worse. If these posters got no replies or attention, they'd stop, because it'd be boring. But they <b>know</b> they're annoying you, so continue on.
~ Kirari ミ★