Originally Posted by unbelragazzo
Serious but humble request - can people who want to either bash Fuuma's outfit or continue the is-RL-Messiah-or-AntiChrist discussion start a new thread on it? I don't think there's any more valuable discussion to be had that's relevant to this thread, and it would be a shame if this thread were derailed by it. Everyone agrees that RL should be on the list of greatest brands. And we're not trying to pick a number 1.
BIG plus one. And, I agree, I have no idea where suddenly this went from "50 greatest" to a ranking from 50 down to 1.
It's a list of the FIFTY greatest, not just one.
In my (admittedly) too-long tenure on menswear fora, I've noticed a pattern and life to threads. They start off slow sometimes, with a few contributions. Then, somewhere about post 30, some good ideas are out there and things heat up. 30 up to 200 or so, and things are really rolling. You just can't believe how great things are. 250 you hit a slump, and you think the thread is gone. 300 and then a surprise addition takes you up to 350.
IN general, though, after 350 (or a requisite period of time), it's just dead. The real information has been exhausted, and things start getting confused. The thread becomes too long for newcomers to read appropriately, so they just "add" a post on, probably the content of which has either been covered before or is completely irrelevant/inappropriate to the actual thread. Those who followed the thread closely get cranky, and then along with that crankiness you get some sudden completely pointless posts from those who just want to be a part of the "big" thread. You also get some trolls who are attracted by the "gravity" of a big discussion in the open forum.
As such, the thread often goes to 700 or more, but really you could have stopped well before 300 and been pretty fine with the results. Worst of all, the initial set of core posters who made the thread interesting are so burned out with the inanity that has developed that they grow to hate the thread and never want to see it again.
It's like watching a musician who had one good song get signed to a 10 record deal. Albums 2 or maybe 3 are coasting on cut material from the first album, but by album 9, it's just gotten sad and you're angry and sorry you kept listening.