posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 02:35 PM
The answer to "Why?" for our statement of "Do not reply to this post." is:
Because it would be off topic.
It's that simple.
When we give a warning in a thread (what we call a PSA or Public Service Announcement), it's for many different reasons:
1) The thread is drifting off topic or is being derailed, we use a PSA to ask everyone to get back on topic.
2) People have gotten out of hand, emotions running high, insults flying around, etc. We use a PSA to warn everyone to calm down.
3) A thread that is political in nature, but NOT in the Political Mud Pit forum has members acting like it is in the PMP. We use a PSA to warn
everyone that it's not in the PMP.
This is a good point to put out something too:
Many times someone will have a post removed after the PSA, and then will complain to us that their post was removed, but not others......and those
others were all before the PSA or warning. That's the "why" those post may not have been removed. Because it was so bad before the warning, removing
all the posts would make the thread look like swiss cheese.
But the main reason for "Do not reply to this post" is because the PSA is not the topic of the thread, therefore replying to the PSA would be off
topic.....and we'd have to remove the post.
edit on 6/6/2017 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)