Have you ever created a thread, or jumped in a thread hoping to keep the buzz going? Sometimes a thread is on its last legs and you realize it. You jump in and it dies. You have a good take, but nobody bites. Why is that? We're all aware that sometimes our points just aren't that good. What are some of the reasons a thread dies? Is it because the last post killed it? What did the last post do to kill it? I'll start. Sometimes a post really does cap it and there's nothing left to be said. Often, I see a WTF type of post and I don't have the banter for it. On the other hand, a troll can save threads. I won't mention names, but JeebaK was a f***ing legend. If you don't know the cat, search him and read his posts. Classic. Are trolls necessary to save a thread?