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Offline JMT

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Re: Rules
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2017, 10:42:51 am »
Thread drift is generally a natural occurrence.  Discussions live and die and that's fine.  If I can figure out how to split threads, I can do that.
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Offline kimmy

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Re: Rules
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2017, 10:47:38 am »
One problem we have seen at MLW is that some people want to steer every topic to their pet issue.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 02:01:05 pm »
I give myself significant leeway outside of these rules  :P.
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Re: Rules
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2017, 02:14:56 pm »
One problem we have seen at MLW is that some people want to steer every topic to their pet issue.

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I would also add - that's what splitting threads will be for.  I'm not sure if there's a way to merge threads with this software though.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2017, 04:00:43 pm »
I wouldn't worry too much about thread drift. If people drag conversations to their own pet topics, then it is what it is. Eventually a member will come along and bring up the original post, or not. It doesn't really matter. I never really understood the militant stance against thread drift and I especially never understood locking threads from it.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2017, 07:40:55 pm »
You can swear.

Just don't be excessive about it. 

OH FUCK OFFF!!!!!!!  Just kidding.

I really want to swear though.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
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Offline JMT

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Re: Rules
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2017, 08:04:59 pm »
I often felt...on another website....that censoring swearing in all cases wasn't useful.  Especially when it interfered with direct quoting or artistic expression.  As long as people aren't attacking each other with it (one of the few things not allowed here) I have no problem.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2017, 08:42:43 pm »
Whatever the rules are, they should be clear. They seem to have become a moving target at MLW and I got tired of trying to figure out where they were. I'll still do the odd drive by without caring much what happens to it.
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Re: Rules
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2017, 08:56:18 pm »
Well, so far there are only the 3.  Granted, they're pretty wide open rules.  This is not a dictatorship - there will always be input sought for any changes.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2017, 09:57:14 pm »
The first rule of fight club is: you don't talk about fight club.
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Re: Rules
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2017, 04:38:08 pm »
OH FUCK OFFF!!!!!!!  Just kidding.

I really want to swear though.

Because you have been repressed for so long by the man.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2017, 04:38:59 pm »
I wouldn't worry too much about thread drift. If people drag conversations to their own pet topics, then it is what it is. Eventually a member will come along and bring up the original post, or not. It doesn't really matter. I never really understood the militant stance against thread drift and I especially never understood locking threads from it.

Do you really want every single topic filled with stuff about 9/11 or how wonderful America is?

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Re: Rules
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2017, 05:03:38 pm »
I would like a balance. I hate the idea of locking down a thread because a few people have wandered off topic. But you've got a point about that.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2017, 07:36:12 pm »
That's not going to happen...