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What about an off-topic Mud-Pit?

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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 01:16 AM
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As far as I can tell, there are only two places here where thread drift is allowed:

The Political Mud-Pit foum
The Shed threads

I think there could be advantages to combining those two concepts into an off-topic Mud-Pit forum.

I believe in thread drift as a creative endeavor. The Shed is a perfect example of how nice it can be for everyone involved.

I used to post on a forum that relied on thread drift for creative expression. Threads would often go on for weeks while taking many twists and turns. It can be an amazing and productive thing to behold when human creativity is allowed to blossom.

As we see with The Shed threads.
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 01:38 AM
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I used to post on a forum that relied on thread drift for creative expression

Go back there.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 01:47 AM
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I don't know. It's one thing to have a political fight and bear a few teeth, but I'm not here to straight up trash people. There is no reason in a forum with hundreds of thousands of topics for members to be carrying grudges from one thread to another, only to be rewarded with a place they can really make ATS look bad.

The Mudpit is what it is because politics is close to us and affects everyone. But it is still moderated and things don't get too out of hand. If we start a forum that gets too personal we'd end up with chaos.

Creating a forum like that will only build an animosity factory that will pump its pollution to every area of the site until the whole project fails.
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 01:56 AM
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 01:56 AM
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originally posted by: EvidenceNibbler
a reply to: antiantonym



I used to post on a forum that relied on thread drift for creative expression

Go back there.


+1



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 01:59 AM
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Look at this thread! One reply out of five so far is on-topic, and no one can reply to the off-topic posts without potentially getting a strike for an "off-topic post."

Meanwhlie, "The Shed" gets a special exclusion from any of that

That's why almost all of my threads go in the mud-pit forum. I would like to discuss other things, but the opportunity increasingly isn't there anymore.

The trolls have won as far as I'm concerned unless a solution such as what I'm proposing is adopted.

There is a discrete way to handle this. The off-topic Mud-Pit forum could only be available to members with a warning before entering.

It could be a win-win.

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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:22 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

I second that.

Don’t know how they are getting away with it
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:22 AM
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That's why almost all of my threads go in the mud-pit forum. I would like to discuss other things, but the opportunity increasingly isn't there anymore.

The trolls have won as far as I'm concerned unless a solution such as what I'm proposing is adopted.



*laughs*



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:30 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: fiverx313

I second that.

Don’t know how they are getting away with it


kind of starting to wonder if they're in cahoots, at this point.

you play red, i'll play blue, and let's see how much we can crap up this forum...



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:39 AM
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I think that could be the case, hard to prove though



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:39 AM
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I think that could be the case, hard to prove though



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:46 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: antiantonym




That's why almost all of my threads go in the mud-pit forum. I would like to discuss other things, but the opportunity increasingly isn't there anymore.

The trolls have won as far as I'm concerned unless a solution such as what I'm proposing is adopted.



*laughs*



Thank you for an on-topic post. I feel like I should express that when only three out of eleven replies in this thread have been on-topic so far.

You got a cryptic on-topic reply in, so I will too. Here's how I feel concerning all this at the moment...


www.youtube.com...
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:51 AM
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a reply to: antiantonym

Much more appropriate:



Bonus points for being Charles Dance.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:58 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: fiverx313

I think that could be the case, hard to prove though
Sherlock Holmes you are not.


Good at making false accusations, give you that much.


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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
They're not the same person. However the OP has been on these forums before but this time has changed his subject matter.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 07:05 AM
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You are counting the off topic posts on a thread about off topic posts.
Is that off topic?



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 08:32 AM
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