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Thread Hijacking!


#1

First of all, some common glossary -

Thread Hijacking : Thread hijacking is the act of trying to steer a web forum discussion thread off topic by discussing a subject entirely unrelated to the subject at hand.


So, now nearly in most of the topics I see this -

  1. Someone starts the spark.
  2. Other joins in.
  3. Topic has been successfully (or not) hijacked. :smiling_imp:

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Although it’s good to have fun but the excess of everything is bad. It might be okay in some categories like β€œConversations” but in other categories, it looks very untidy. (At least in my opinion :slight_smile: )

It would be a good alternative to having these conversations in the group PM or atleast in the bizzare topics.
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[details=.]In most of the forums I have been, there is always a point in the Forum rules stating to avoid Thread Hijacking. Should this rule be added here as well?

  • Yes, In all forum categories.
  • Yes, But in some selected categories.
  • No, It is good as it is.

0 voters

@fonthaunt, what is your opinion in this?[/details]

Save the kittens! ( If you don’t hate them :joy: )


Conversation/Rant about Suspensions
#2

Thread hijacking…who does these things…I don’t understand this at all. I hope people stop doing such things and do something more productive and helpful.


#3

It simply means, going off topic. :slight_smile:


#4

Exactly, why would anyone go off topic on such an important topic. I just don’t understand this.


#5

In general, the rules are to keep on topic.
We allow slight deviations and sub-topics to a point and particularly if the OP is involved in the deviation. When major hijacks occur (sounds an awful lot more dramatic than β€œchanging the subject”) we will sometimes moderate the comments or even move them to a new thread if they merit it. This probably doesn’t happen all the time as we simply don’t see every single comment but if something is flagged as off topic then we may act on it.

Did anyone see the Manchester City game last night?


#6

No. Did Guardiola cry like a girl? Edit: Oh, it was only West Ham.


#7

My vote was to not add a rule about this. I’m not for purposeful threadjacks but I think the rules are detailed and I worry about adding more stuff. I also don’t think minor tangents are an issue and could see people flagging like crazy for every mild side comment.

I agree that those who deliberately hijack a thread should be notified about any flags and why their attempt was inappropriate. I have suggested several time that a night deviation is fine, but if it takes on life of it’s own the person should start a new topic and link to it in comments in the old one.

I think categories matter, some are more serious than others, but some threads in Conversations are still purposeful discussions while other threads are just for fun. I think case-by-case works. In the Ranting Pot, most threads do go on tangents and that seems normal there.

So, I’m for encouraging new topics when a tangent takes on weight. Mods can assist as needed. I’m against a B&W rule against off-topic comments. I’d like to see everyone vote honestly before considering it further. :slight_smile:


#8

Hmm… Makes sense.
Though this topic was just like an β€œawareness campaign”. :grin:


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#10

Great campaign! I’m watching. The wording was where I thought it was more that needed, this wording: [quote=β€œtaverr, post:1, topic:103928”]
In most of the forums I have been, there is always a point in the Forum rules stating to avoid Thread Hijacking. Should this rule be added here as well?
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I’m not for adding a rule though this poll bears watching.


#11

I tried to remove the poll but we can’t remove the polls after the 1st 5mins.
So, I will edit that out after it.(Or perhaps not :slight_smile:)


#12

You can close the poll.


#13

No worries. The replies seem interesting to me. You can also try a poll B with altered wording if you wish. :slight_smile:


#14

Which important topic? Sometimes it’s just someone adding a joke or note to an on-topic post and it does derail the thread. Tangents happen, though. Verbal conversations and written ones rarely go.on without a tangent here or there.


#15

Dear Maddie:

I noticed you closed the β€œImprove My Gig Thread” last night, and just recently the β€œDo This, NOT That!” Thread.

I tried to send you a Private Message (PM), but you’re not taking those at the moment

What’s going on?

Thank you,
Blaise


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[details=for Blaise]I think Maddie is afraid that some people might start to add their β€˜Thank you’ for those useful threads in that vertical loooooooooooooooooooong kind of funnyfied artwork, like:

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Then again I could be wrong. But at least I hijacked this thread in the name of the cool text symbols generator.[/details]

Oh and I agree partly with you on the topic, taverr, as often, it depends.
I donΒ΄t agree on the kittens. :cat2:

grins Are there any important topics on the internet really? :wink:


#17

Nothing is β€œimportant” when compared to another thing of greater importance. :grin:


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2 posts were split to a new topic: Conversation/Rant about Suspensions


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A post was merged into an existing topic: Conversation/Rant about Suspensions