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Thread: Respect for Forum Off Topic/Inane Banter

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    I'll keep it simple. Lately there has been a rash of topics going astray. If you enter a discussion, keep it a discussion, on topic and not a personal conversation best done in chat or IM. You know who you are! Get together and annoy each other, not everyone else!!

    The reason for me posting this? Well, I'm a mod, but not too active lately. Let's just say life is too short for this B.S. And I'm sure that those mods who have been stepping up (Suzanne, Dustin, Andrew and Ozzy) would agree with me. They have had the unfair burden of dealing with this kookiness lately and I'm offering my 2.5 cents in support.

    I'm sure the offenders may want to post their rants, whinings, complaints and 'free speech' baloney here. Go ahead and make the mods day. We'll just ignore you. It may be best if you just heed the advice given to you...over, and over, and over again. We don't want to think you're sniveling pains in the behind, really. Just stop this garbage and all will be well.

    As to the thoughtful majority of members here, you know this doesn't apply to you, so no need to waste your time responding. Your valued input is always welcome.
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    Thank God....thats all i have to say.
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    Just one thing I would like to add that JBL may have not touched on as much as I would have.

    Please do not hijack peoples topics. Especially going from lets say a discussion on a hybrid Drosera and then going over to a discussion to something completely different like Sarracenia, with chatting in between. If you can't add anything logical and coherent to the topic then do not post at all, unless it is a topic intended for "fun" like in the Generals tab.

    Thanks

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    Could you present examples so members can see exactly what you are referring to? Every forum online is different and I have noticed that what is most encouraged in one forum may be most frowned upon in another; so I don't want to assume.

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    The example NepG is talking about can be seen at this link.
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    So the discussion would have been fine, and still is fine, provided it is taken to a new thread dedicated to it instead of derailing a current thread with a different focus? If so, would the same apply to my posts in this thread?

    JBL's first paragraph indicated it was something more and I'm slightly confused.

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    I think your post was on topic, but that's just IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Oct. 25 2006,10:53)]I think your post was on topic, but that's just IMO.
    Thanks, I appreciate the reassurance.

    The reason I asked is that JBL's first post could have been read as being against any set of posts that generally consists of only two members responding to one another; which the thread I linked to generally is. Though I agree that off-topic remarks may be best served in a new thread, I wanted to get a feel for whether posts like the one I linked to (or the one adnedarn linked to) were welcomed here at all. I feel that both were of more value in a public topic, where hundreds of lurkers could benefit from the viewpoints and knowledge made available, rather than in a PM, but do not wish to break the rules of the forum.

    JBL, could you clarify?

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