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palomino_pony





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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: What to do with off topic posts? Reply with quote

Are other people annoyed with how some threads get off topic? One of the things a site like this has to deal with is the public nature of the forum. A thread or two will get hijacked from time to time, but I am noticing that more and more threads go sideways, often due to the same individuals.

I would like a stricter monitoring of the threads. A warning or two and then lock the thread.
kwlafayette





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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right, this kind of thing, allowed to go unchecked, can drive a site into the ground. Everyone goes off topic occasionally, but the one trick pony guys, who steer every discussion to their pet subject do get pretty annoying.

Starve them of the life giving attention that they so crave.

PS. I remember trying to discuss anything other than SSM a year or two back was actually impossible for while.
Craig
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will try to keep a closer tab on things.
Mac





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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know what, guys? It really doesn't make that big a difference whether the Stoner Twins throw in their comments or not. Yes, if you follow them, they'll lead you astray. So answer 'em or don't answer 'em but don't let them get your goat. Occasionally, despite themselves, they might bring forward a good idea or a challenging concepts... between tokes, of course.

For myself, I find them amusing but my skin is a bit thicker than most.

-Mac
Albertan Technophile





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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ignore em.

Topics are gonna go sideways, not much you can do.
palomino_pony





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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignoring them is the best option, but to many people fall for the bait. It looks like the political junkie in people can't resist posting a reply.
Mac





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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's soooo hard to resist feeding 'em... :evil:

-Mac
kulvahs
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PSSSTT,,PSSSTTT,,

i see you,,,


this really isn't the cone of silence or an invisible thread ,,,hate to tell you there's 5000 of us sitting here watching you guys bad mouth the best entertainment here,morethan one thread started to mention us,like looking in a window and observing,,,yeeeeeehhh haaaaa,, we sure showed those boys,,,

and i am flattered , i guess i should say, i m assuming i am half of the cannabis twins,,,,, mentioned or the thread fascist,,,sorry komandant.

i missed you guys as well and have decided to come back for more of your down home hospitality,,
yes there are people from our side that deviate off the path and look at a site and not just its headlines.
it gives me some insight into what we will have to do, to win you over to the dark side,,,

no elections in hockey season,,check,,,
don't touch my guns,,check,,
jail more ,, check,
ban posters,,, check

anyway good to see you are at least confronting those denials anyway

be back if I'm not banned,,,

thanks Mac for the nod.

keep up the open strategy,,,really,,,i wont look,,really
Mac





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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kulvahs wrote:
thanks Mac for the nod.

You're welcome. I'm never contrary to discussion but I'm not a fan of circular arguments so I hope you have some fresh material!

-Mac
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