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Annoyed by so much off topic chit chatting in good threads!

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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

Speaking of bans I am pretty sure that intentionally hiding your username by colour is against terms and conditions.

Just a heads up like.




posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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OP?

You could always just ask those to stop or to stay on topic.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

If they ask me to change it, I'll change it. You can roll over where the name would be to see it. It's not like I've hacked my way into anonymity or something.

I changed it to a blank avatar in protest, simply because the repeating image down the side of posts is annoying.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: nonspecific

If they ask me to change it, I'll change it. You can roll over where the name would be to see it. It's not like I've hacked my way into anonymity or something.

I changed it to a blank avatar in protest, simply because the repeating image down the side of posts is annoying.


I know but it's really rather annoying having to have to do that to be honest.

A bit like having to scroll through off topic chat in a thread



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

If your posting history resembled mine you would have juuuust a few more posts than you have now.

Lol. Exactly. I try to make sure my posts are relevant before hitting "reply".




posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Even more annoying.
I think its jollywell rude not identifying yourself



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Ok, I'll change it. Just for you.

But before we risk running the thread into idle chit-chat, you should message me any particular suggestions you may have.



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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: nonspecific

Even more annoying.
I think its jollywell rude not identifying yourself



It annoys me as I like to know who is saying what and why, more so on a tablet or laptop with a touchpad.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: DigitalVigilante420

this thread will get shut down because of petulant babies like you who cannot handle free discourse

man the fook up

you make open ended slurs against ` them ` and think its ok to tack such insults on to the end of your whinning

you are so poorly trained that a illiterate goat shagger from outer mongolia who has never seen a computer before would do a better job


I sense that even if the thread survives your comment may not.


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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

That's because some of us are obviously paid for it. Duh!



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
I never said I wasn't guilty of going off-topic.


Actually, you said earlier you could count it on one had. That thread had 4 out of 8 posts alone.


You just do it at a rate fantastically higher than I do.


Do I? Then report it!


And, of course, I get moderated far more than you do.


Just gonna go out on a limb here and say it is because you are off topic.

Or it could be a giant Masonic conspiracy.



edit on 7-6-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: DigitalVigilante420
a reply to: EchoesInTime

It's almost always the same people...

Long time members going back and forth making cheesy jokes that have nothing to do with the thread, and they get tons of stars...leaves me perplexed at times.

What bothers me even more is that these #s actually think they're funny.

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I wish they would just start their own "Off Topic Cheezy Jokes Thread"

But no, it's most likely intentional so I don't see an end to it any time soon.



Usually with long time members, they get to know other long time members and there may even be inside jokes. Plus, they've seen newbies come and go without actually making any meaningful threads (coincidentally, it seems that when school is out there is an influx of new members), so if the thread isn't going in the direction that the author wants it to, it is up to them to keep it on track, or, if it really bothers someone so much, there is an "alert" button and you can notify the mods that there is topic drift.

My $.02



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: superman2012

Nice theory, but nope. Masons.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

Actually, you said earlier you could count it on one had. That thread had 4 out of 8 posts alone.

May I remind you that this thread is not about "off-topic posts", as such.

It is about derailing the thread into personal chit-chat. That is what I've rarely done, in contrast with you.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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I am of two minds about this.

Ordinarily, I'd agree, but given this election season and all the political craziness and rancor going on. There are times when it's nice to see the banter to remind us that we don't actually want to kill each other over two people who are completely unrelated to any of us here ... unless some of you are hiding some very big secrets from the rest of us.

Humor does keep things from getting any nastier than than they have to and it provides a steam valve for the tension.

I suspect that's why some of it has been allowed to continue on as long as it has in some places to partially derail a few of the threads.




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