Off-topic chat section is closed

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by bgizzle, Aug 12, 2010.

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  1. bgizzle

    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    After reviewing a lot of posts and the list of infractions that are being given out, as well as the source of most of the flaming etc. on this website, I have determined that the general Off-topic chat section needs to be closed. The topic-based off-topic sections will remain open, but infractions and warnings will be given when there are posts that are not related to the topic of the section that a post is made in. For people wishing to continue off-topic discussions, I encourage you to consider using social networks like Twitter, Facebook, etc. or other forums, or the various third-party chatrooms out there.

    edit: if you were participating in a thread that is in the OT chat section and could fit into one of the remaining sections, please post a link to the thread and which section you think it belongs in, and we will considering moving it over so you continue discussing.
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    That's not too good.
  3. canesfan

    canesfan Member

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    I can see why, but it sucks that it has to come to this.
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    Lux2GS Well-Known Member

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    Okay. It's a good decision, as I was getting really angry at some Flaming and Trolling in the OT. But I feel sorry for the people that need this section really badly.
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    Bl1tzkrieg Active Member

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    Who needs off topic chat really badly?
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    Bajingo Lingo New Member

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    Wouldn't be suprised if the trolling/flaming/off-topic-ing now just mass dispersed, at least it was virtually all in one place.
  7. bgizzle

    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    It can mass-disperse to Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  8. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    edit: nvm, i thought it was all of off topic, and strictly ipod
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    Bajingo Lingo New Member

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    Indeed, but if there's no huge flashing warning sign placed in every square inch of this site, people are still going to post off-topic nonsense.
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    Gershmer Active Member

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    I understand why. But I will miss it.
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