Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Non Boat Related, Forum for topics not really having anything to do with boats.
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward

Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8798

  • Peter_Crowl
  • Peter_Crowl's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Contributing Member
  • Contributing Member
  • Posts: 489
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 0
Especially in the Main Forum, threads are a source of information, guidance and sometimes just general silliness. Occasionally they get hijacked and that's not fair to all parties involved.

The Original Poster's thread ought not drift off into the eternal question - Mercury or Johnson.

People following the thread see new activity, take the time to go to the thread, only to find that it's one person telling another about something personal or totally irrelevant.

Hijacks can often be good stand alone topics that we can all benefit from but if they're buried inside a totally different thread they're of no use.

So - just as they do at iBoats - we're going to mod hijacks. They won't just disappear - but they may be edited - you might see a notice advising you to post the hijack as a new topic - or be prompted to conduct the discussion via Private Message. The main forum is not the place for two people to be discussing personal business or things that are of no interest to the general group.

This isn't meant to be heavy handed or onerous - it's meant to keep things on track and make this site more beneficial to us all!

This policy has nothing to do with the G3 forum. Aside from the fact that they're running their own shop...Lord knows thread hijacking is the bedrock of that board :~)

Peter

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Re:Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8821

Thanks to the moderators for keeping the message on target. Hey...how about those Celtics?! :dry:

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Re:Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8831

  • MarkS
  • MarkS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 5348
  • Karma: 118
  • Thank you received: 5
CC1000 wrote:

Re: fiberglassic prices 6 Hours, 23 Minutes ago Karma: 8 Karma+ Karma-
gargoyle wrote:
EDITED

Please contact the desired individual directly via Private Message

My opinion...I'd rater see a few off-topic posts than this all over the board.

EDIT, DELETE, whatever you want...that's just my opinion.

P.S. I was interested in this post, now I just don't know...

Hopefully, we can find some "happy medium" with this, or maybe another change in life we just have to get used to !? I do understand and agree with what you're saying Peter, it sometimes gets totally off topic and almost pointless sometimes, aggravating to readers and infuriating to posters I'm sure. Dave also has a good point, I think today's phrase would be "a buzz kill". It really changes the mood on the forum, hard to explain, but hope you know what I mean. Maybe the first warning could be a little less harsh (trying to choose my words carefully), leave the post and just insert the warning??? Just my thoughts, we'll have to see how it goes I guess. One of the main draws to this great place is the friendly atmosphere, I'd hate to see that change.....

And Brian, go sit on the time out bench! LOL

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Mark

Re:Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8836

  • Peter_Crowl
  • Peter_Crowl's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Contributing Member
  • Contributing Member
  • Posts: 489
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 0
Fair point. Dave and I have PM'd and he made much the same comment. It was the first edit and could have been handled differently.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Re:Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8837

Peter_Crowl wrote:

Fair point. Dave and I have PM'd and he made much the same comment. It was the first edit and could have been handled differently.


Thanks Peter,

I understand your intent, and I appreciate the way you have handled this so far.

Dave

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Dave in sunny Buffalo


Classic Fiberglass Boat Owners Association:
www.classicfiberglasboats.com/

Re:Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8896

  • MarkS
  • MarkS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 5348
  • Karma: 118
  • Thank you received: 5
Dave wrote:

Thanks Peter, I understand your intent, and I appreciate the way you have handled this so far.

I second that emotion! I feel better already. ;)

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Mark

Re:Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8897

  • Peter_Crowl
  • Peter_Crowl's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Contributing Member
  • Contributing Member
  • Posts: 489
  • Karma: 14
  • Thank you received: 0
We're all in this together. The effort to stem hijacking is an effort to increase the usefulness of the forum and to preserve some sense of decorum.

If everybody just stops and thinks for 5 seconds before posting something that isn't related to the thread... hijacking will be eliminated in our time :~)
Attachments:

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Re:Thread Hijacks will be moderated going forward 9 years 11 months ago #8900

  • MarkS
  • MarkS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 5348
  • Karma: 118
  • Thank you received: 5
Admirable aspiration, you will have my support. Someone famous (I think) once said "let it begin with me".

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Mark

Re:Thread Hijacks will now be awarded 9 years 11 months ago #8958

Spent some time contemplating the onerous job
of policing nefarious actions

Remembering an adage from long ago:
"if you can't beat them, join em"

something possessed me
an idea

institute

THE D.B. COOPER AWARD

Given to the frequent flyer,
who manages to divert the topic furthest off course,
and who ultimately bails out on anything that resembles
consistent thought,
relevancy,
decency...

Not withstanding the memory of D.B.
Who "may" have actually survived the event.

Can I get some karma here?
at least for being creative?

lar

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Re:Thread Hijacks will now be awarded 9 years 11 months ago #8959

  • webmaster
  • webmaster's Avatar
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
Now there's a bit of a diversion. Hijack the hijacking topic... then turn it into an award. Nice.

I'll give you karma for this one since it was creative.

I'd say take it to NBR from this point since the topic has nothing to do with boating. I guess someone could continue their jacking of the topic there.

heh heh.

Kelly

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Time to create page: 0.148 seconds

FG Login

Donate

Please consider supporting our efforts.

Glassified Ads

windshield
( / Parts / Miscellaneous)

noimage
05-23-2020

1962 spam american
( / Boats)

1962 spam american
05-18-2020

wire harness
( / Parts / Miscellaneous)

noimage
05-17-2020

FiberGoogle

Quick Search

Who's Online

We have 2565 guests and 4 members online