Thanks to SoSG resident historian Josh S. for his spot-on description of "Scooby-Dooing" here at SoSG:
When multiple posts go up on SoSG within a small timeframe, we commenters tend to pop in and out of each one, trying to figure out where most people are "hanging out." Someone (Mr. C? Dusty?) once remarked that the phenomenon is very similar to when the Scooby gang would run in and out of different doors while chasing/being chased by the monster of the week.
May 4, 2010 is the first time I can find mention of it in a comment, but I don't think this is the official origin ( on May 7, 2010, Dusty Baker actually coins the phrase correctly, but again I think there's a prior reference). Any help?
UPDATE 4/12/2011 6:32p: Just found the origin of the "Scooby Doo Threads" term. Dusty was right, and NicJ did coin the term, on May 3, 2010 at 8:25p. The official comment was this:
is this where we are all hanging out? this feels like a chase scene in the old scooby doo cartoon. everyone just going through random doors with no definite direction.
There, now I can sleep!