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Offtopic discussion and Corrections

04-16-2009, 11:01 PM
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Offtopic discussion and Corrections

There's been an ever greater rash of people posting just to correct people who have posted multiple threads or duplicate threads or if you think a thread is useless.

There are a few options.

1. If it's a duplicate thread or similar, you can kindly add a link to the other thread.

2. If someone has already added a link to the other thread. Simply move on. Don't post "I agree" or prolong the discussion

3. If it's just a really bad post, just report it, but don't reply to it.

These side conversations that emerge are cluttering things up as much as the off-topic or otherwise "bad" posts.

04-16-2009, 11:05 PM
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Last edited by DaveMc99; 04-16-2009 at 11:20 PM.

04-16-2009, 11:13 PM
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Thanks arn i don't want to single anyone out but members here can be pretty rude, hopefully this will help make the site more welcoming.
04-16-2009, 11:53 PM
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Rather common forum behavior of people who have been on a forum too much.

They are starting to treat the forum as an actual physical space where anything you come face to face with must be responded to. It's as if these repeated threads are staring them in the face waiting for them to say something. They forget they can ignore it and that there is such a thing called a back button.
04-17-2009, 02:28 PM
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Thanks for spelling this out, arn. Now let's just hope that the biggest offenders of this actually bother to read this thread. It's funny how people consider a new thread on the same topic spam, but they don't consider their replies to that topic spam as well. Oh the irony...

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04-22-2009, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by schooze View Post
Thanks arn i don't want to single anyone out but members here can be pretty rude, hopefully this will help make the site more welcoming.
agreed...*caugh*.....*filthycanadian*...*Caugh*... .

this is my signature people get over it...
04-22-2009, 11:55 AM
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04-22-2009, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dannys95 View Post
Yes very agreed.
And like nuggs said.....
I think the forums is sometimes not very welcoming......
NOW dont get me wrong but it dosnt happen all the time I also think nothing happens sometimes
04-25-2009, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nuggetsman28 View Post
agreed...*caugh*.....*filthycanadian*...*Caugh*... .