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PostSubject: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 3:40 pm

Let me get to the point.. I've noticed that allot of people here are going off topic in allot of the replys here on the forum.

Normally I wouldn't have a problem, but that was until I saw this below.

Here, one of the administrators (SSS to be exact) is asking about to avoid being offtopic..
Sir Spart Sparklbox wrote:
People, please... Let's avoid going Off-Topic!

and what were the responses? These.

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no no no... off topic is good.. hahaha

Good? Sorry, I kinda don't see it as such.

Quote :
Yas. Nothing wrong with off topic. Very Happy

It's kind of a mellowing-out of the thread.

Normally I would agree with this, except..

Going off topic is considered Spam! Not to mention it's in general Rules! Yes, I've even noticed GMs and Admins doing the same thing..it's depressing.

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To explain about this, I'm just annoyed seeing a rule that's being broken nearly all over the forum and not much is being done about it.. I don't mean to attack anyone or single anyone out over someone else. I just thought I'd be honest.
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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 3:52 pm

You do realize the owner of this site goes off topic a LOT.
We try to stay on topic. Or make a new thread talking about what we WERE going off topic about.
This is not a huge forum. So it doesn't really matter.

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 4:27 pm

GrayBlade wrote:

Here, one of the administrators (SSS to be exact) is asking about to avoid being offtopic..
Sir Spart Sparklbox wrote:
People, please... Let's avoid going Off-Topic!

and what were the responses? These.

Quote :
no no no... off topic is good.. hahaha

Good? Sorry, I kinda don't see it as such.

Quote :
Yas. Nothing wrong with off topic. Very Happy

It's kind of a mellowing-out of the thread.


Well.. I said that because I was doing our new off-topic avoid plan... thats why I said that it was good.. because we create a new tread is the topic is getting interesting.. that's what I did there.. I think that I forgot to tell the plan to the regular members.. -_-
Of course.. we need to improve this plan...
We dont really support Spam and Off Topic ...
hehehe.. any suggestions tell us..

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 4:31 pm

XXXBurningStarIV wrote:
You do realize the owner of this site goes off topic a LOT.
We try to stay on topic. Or make a new thread talking about what we WERE going off topic about.
This is not a huge forum. So it doesn't really matter.
Yes, I've noticed this..

I appericate your trying to do so.

The size of a forum automatically makes a rule irreverent? when?


jasp10agosto wrote:
Well.. I said that because I was doing our new off-topic avoid plan... thats why I said that it was good.. because we create a new tread is the topic is getting interesting.. that's what I did there.. I think that I forgot to tell the plan to the regular members.. -_-
Of course.. we need to improve this plan...
I'd like to know about this plan if your ok with sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 4:48 pm

We would would warn of off-topic issues...
The interesting topics.. you know.. when the off-topic is talking about a really cool subjet.. would be divided.. getting a new topic..

Of course that could make millions of topics if we continue the off-topic in topics.. @-@

So.. we are trying it.. and some got really good results..

hehehe

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 4:56 pm

Spliting topics can solve the off-topic problem, but we would have the double of topics than now. I have an idea:

If the Off-topicness becomes big enough it can be splitted from the original topic. But if it isn't something relevant, we'll have to lock the topic.

Do you agree with me?

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 5:06 pm

Sir Spart Sparklbox wrote:
If the Off-topicness becomes big enough it can be splitted from the original topic. But if it isn't somet[hing relevant, we'll have to lock the topic.

Do you agree with me?
for the most part, yes. However...

How will this change others into not going off-topic? If that doesn't change, that would make the idea futile, or having to be tended too Constantly.
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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 5:10 pm

The only way of stoping off-topicness is making conscience of avoiding it. But that depends on everyone.

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 10:50 pm

I go off topic a lot, that's true. But I try to keep it on a few posts.

Actually we try to use Jasp's idea, and we've splitted a few topics.

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 10th 2008, 11:47 pm

King Wooper wrote:
Actually we try to use Jasp's idea, and we've splitted a few topics.
but how is this going to decease the occurrence of going OT?
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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 1:20 am

I guess I'll explain the idea again.

A mod/Admin sees someone going off-topic, if the off-topicness carries on, we split the topic from where the off-topicness started and make a new topic with it.

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 4:01 am

GrayBlade wrote:
King Wooper wrote:
Actually we try to use Jasp's idea, and we've splitted a few topics.
but how is this going to decease the occurrence of going OT?

It's NOT going to change people.
Or decrease the occurrence.
If you wanna see off topicness go here:
http://forums.d2jsp.org/index.php?showforum=147

Now THAT is spam.
[That's Drew's forum. Lol.]

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 4:54 am

Woah, what a mess there. =S

OK, you know what I'll do? I'll modify the rule. Go read it on General Rules.

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 8:47 am

Good, KW...

GrayBlade wrote:
King Wooper wrote:
Actually we try to use Jasp's idea, and we've splitted a few topics.
but how is this going to decease the occurrence of going OT?

We need to make promoving plans to remember to the other people that going off-topic is bad..

And I got an idea.. What about a picture.. like a progress bar.. if someone goes offtopic.. gets more %.. If the bar.. stills with 0% he/she would get a prize.. it could be points? what do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 9:13 am

No, we already have two bars.

Reminding people is enough.

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 10:11 am

no.. I arent talking abour other bar.. Its a pic.. something like custom neopets progress bars... hahaha.. anyways.. reminding looks more easy.. hehe

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 10:23 am

Can a mod please Copy/Paste the modified General Rules on each forum?

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 10:34 am

Done.. =D
hehehe
(Unspamifizertext)

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 10:38 am

Not really. =S

I edited more of it, check again.

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PostSubject: Re: An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic.   An important message/Rant regarding going Off-topic. EmptyDecember 11th 2008, 10:44 am

waaaaaaaaaa!!! T_T You had to tell that first!!

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