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Re: General Off-Topic Rant

Here an other exemple that is in Daily life but should belong into General Off-Topic according of your definition

http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...nt-shelia.html
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Old 14.04.2011, 17:40
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Mods, can we move this thread?
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Re: General Off-Topic Rant

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And this one?

So what is the rule? 1/5 goes into the G Off-Topic? Depends if mods are writting on the topic? If it is sunny that day?

It most have a standard, isn't it?
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Old 14.04.2011, 17:41
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Re: General Off-Topic Rant

I got once the reply from the Higher up in EF:

" Off topic is whatever the mods want it to be"

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"Tit for tat, beauty, eh?!"

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That is going to give us answers... Thank Goodness for your contribution! I wouldn't know how to handle it otherwise!

I am asking a valid question here, why don't you go and beat a cat, or look for some other nice answers of yours?
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Old 14.04.2011, 17:48
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So what is the rule? 1/5 goes into the G Off-Topic? Depends if mods are writting on the topic? If it is sunny that day?

It most have a standard, isn't it?
OK, you win. Mods are not 100% consistent. There are grey areas all over the place, and different mods, or the same mod on different days, could decide differently - do decide differently. It also depends on the direction a thread takes. Lots of jokey replies, flame wars, long digressions into how things are done in some other country, stuff like that increases the chance of having a thread cruelly and heartlessly offtopicked. But yes, even taking that into account, even allowing for the fact there are ten of us and 250-300 active threads per day, mods are not 100% consistent.

Having said that, please tell me this isn't all about thanks/groans/postcount, Nil. Because right now that's all that really distinguishes Off Topic from any of the other sections.

Why is this inconsistency (yes, I admit it! Inconsistency!) such a big deal?
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Re: General Off-Topic Rant

I'm a bit confused... in what way is it a problem for a thread to be assigned to Off-Topic?

It's still on the forum, visible for all to see, available for all to respond to, isn't it?

Am I misunderstanding something here?
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I'm a bit confused... in what way is it a problem for a thread to be assigned to Off-Topic?

It's still on the forum, visible for all to see, available for all to respond to, isn't it?

Am I misunderstanding something here?
Not being able to thank posts is a bit of a peeve...
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That is going to give us answers... Thank Goodness for your contribution! I wouldn't know how to handle it otherwise!

I am asking a valid question here, why don't you go and beat a cat, or look for some other nice answers of yours?
Presumably something of yours got moved to off-topic. Probably because it was off-topic.

Crying about other posts which weren't moved isn't suddenly going to make your post on-topic, is it now? It's just like a baby screaming, "he's got a sweetie, why can't I have one".

Grow up.

Is that a better explanation?
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It's still on the forum, visible for all to see, available for all to respond to, isn't it?

Am I misunderstanding something here?

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Not being able to thank posts is a bit of a peeve...
Doesn't make much difference to me. It just means I'm more likely to give rep to posts I like.
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I am clean out of rep today, unable to test, but can we rep General Off Topic Posts ?
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I am clean out of rep today, unable to test, but can we rep General Off Topic Posts ?
Of course we can!

So if your rep needs topping up, just start a stonkin' thread in Off Topic, and hope that a moderator doesn't send it to Complaints Corner.

Try it.
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OK, you win. Mods are not 100% consistent. There are grey areas all over the place, and different mods, or the same mod on different days, could decide differently - do decide differently. It also depends on the direction a thread takes. Lots of jokey replies, flame wars, long digressions into how things are done in some other country, stuff like that increases the chance of having a thread cruelly and heartlessly offtopicked. But yes, even taking that into account, even allowing for the fact there are ten of us and 250-300 active threads per day, mods are not 100% consistent.

Having said that, please tell me this isn't all about thanks/groans/postcount, Nil. Because right now that's all that really distinguishes Off Topic from any of the other sections.

Why is this inconsistency (yes, I admit it! Inconsistency!) such a big deal?
Thanks again for your answer.

No it isn't about count of this stupid feature on the forum. I am the first one who finds it totally ridiculous and it's create so stupid dramas over nothing.

It is very annoying to look for something that should belongs into a section, or who always been in a section and find it has been moved all of a sudden without any notice.

To think about it, I do like the Thank button, this is true. Not because it is counted but because it gives a good heads up to the person who write something valid, who does a good contribution, saying; hey, good one, I agree, Ha ha, etc. So when a very useful topic goes into Off-topic section and you lose this feature, it does kind of suck.

I am trying to see how something should be a Family Matter but is off-topic....

Apparently, I am not the only one confused by this new ''direction''.
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So if your rep needs topping up, just start a stonkin' thread in Off Topic, and hope that a moderator doesn't send it to Complaints Corner.

Try it.
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Having said that, please tell me this isn't all about thanks/groans/postcount, Nil. Because right now that's all that really distinguishes Off Topic from any of the other sections.

Why is this inconsistency (yes, I admit it! Inconsistency!) such a big deal?
I have a funny feeling this maybe a nail in the right direction, I have to admit the post count drop annoys me a little, but hey such is life.

Nah couldn't give a sausauge that mod's are <shock> real people who behave differently/with inconsistancy. Aparantly you are all droid clones now..

What does peeve me off is rep whores and serial spam posters, but guess what, yup we've been here before eh...
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I have a funny feeling this maybe a nail in the right direction, I have to admit the post count drop annoys me a little, but hey such is life.
Dude, it's not the number of thanks, but the ratio of thanks to posts. So Off Topic is a good thing, as you can blather on while maintaining your ratio .

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Nah couldn't give a sausauge that mod's are <shock> real people who behave differently/with inconsistancy. Aparantly you are all droid clones now..

What does peeve me off is rep whores and serial spam posters, but guess what, yup we've been here before eh...
C'mon man, even in jest, we can't say such things about mods. They are the lifeblood of the forum, the salt of the earth, the epitome of honor and the righteous way. I for one welcome our mod leaders.
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Presumably something of yours got moved to off-topic. Probably because it was off-topic.

Crying about other posts which weren't moved isn't suddenly going to make your post on-topic, is it now? It's just like a baby screaming, "he's got a sweetie, why can't I have one".

Grow up.

Is that a better explanation?
Feel hormonal today?

Want a Nespresso?

Yes something from mine got move to Off-Topic, like something from UTH, from Ouchboy, from the guy there, the girl here and that one over there.

What is your point? I can't bring up this question? I can't ask a valid question to get a valid answer? I can't show exemple to prove my points?

What it YOUR point? Wanna make me look like a foul? A crying baby because I am bringing up a question? Because I am asking for some explanations? How does that bother you?

Mathnut gives me great answers. She admitted it was a minus on the forum right now.

And guess what? By addressing the question, someone raise something to work on. Now it is obvious and maybe things will improve.

But you? What do you do? You give some stupids answers, try to make it looks like it is a bigger deal that it is, you want to make me look for something else, post pictures, etc... That would help the situation! Good job Mirfield!
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