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Thread: Respect for Forum Off Topic/Inane Banter

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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    You people look too hard into a simple idea. Basically in Andrews link to the topic I am referring, is someone asked a simple question then it ballooned into someone talking about sarracenia and darlingtonia and ridiculous question and reply of what does IIRC mean. In the link you provided Nicholas, you are not off topic at all, just quoting and giving your idea. It relates to the topic at hand. Chit chat and talking about nonsense does not.

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    I think you may be looking too hard into it? I havenít read that would you vote for topic cause I donít get into political topics So I can't comment on that. the point of the one NepG talked about and I linked to, is the original topic was asking about a specific hybrid etc. The topic went to totally different Species (or a range of species). Although that would be a great topic, it just doesn't belong there, derailing that topic.
    So what we're asking is if you read that topic, and came up with a similar idea- simply start a new topic, instead of taking that topic off course to your new idea.
    As far as "chit chatting" or just two people going back and forth in a topic (which surely can happen if it's two major people with knowledge on the subject) But what if someone went into that topic, and asked another person what their signature meant.. then those two people went back and forth in that topic, talking about the signature... That's something that should go into a PM instead of in the topic, taking it off subject- and having to reason to be in a post.
    Hope that's a little bit clearer?



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    so i cant hijack my own threads anymore.............. as in this one you guys are just no fun
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    nepenthes gracilis and adnedarn, that did help clarify things. Thank you.

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    Hey Nicholas,
    Wouldn't that be funny if the most civil and calm political discussion in the history of the internet was deleted?

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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    Like I sad, I havn't read it.. But someone said it was getting deleted? I havn't seen any disscussions about it getting out of hand in the mod forum...
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    OK OK folks...settle down. lol

    This really isn't something to get your panties in a snit over. There is nothing new here. We've always had rules about being on topic and not posting stuff that's just space-waste. And we're pretty lax about the rules I think.

    No one is gonna get booted for straying off a topic. It happens all the time. I do it...everyone does it. If it gets TOO bad, you'll just get a note from a mod. That's it. No biggie.

    All you have to do is use COMMON SENSE. If someone is asking a serious question, then try to help them...share what you know. Even if it might seem off topic, if it relates in some way that might help the poster, then add it to the conversation. In General, in personal or fun topics...have at it! But don't start carrying on a private conversation with a couple of people adding pages and pages and pages of posts others don't want to read.

    I don't think that's too hard a line to draw.

    So don't get all freaky. Everything the same as it was. Now let me get back to my squash. MMMmmmmm.

    Anybody else like squash? Oh yeah. That's off topic.



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    No no no, it's the opposite. It was clarrified that the thread was perfectly OK. I'm just saying it would be funny if it were deleted. You guys are doing a great job!!!

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