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Ford November 15th, 2005 11:44 PM

Threadjacking
 
First of all, for those who don't know, threadjacking is the action of replying to a thread completely off topic, and, either successfully, or unsuccessfully, changing the topic of the thread.

It has recently been brought to the attention of your friendly mods that this is starting to happen more and more. This is done either intentionally or unintentionally. If it is intentional, and especially if it is deemed to be malicious, we will, of course, step in with our usual even hand and deal with it at that point.

Unintentional threadjacking, however, is not something that we feel should be dealt with severely. Instead, we'd just like to ask you to be aware of your replies to a thread. Threads do tend to develop a "life of thier own", and like any conversation you may have on the street, may flow in a direction quite unintentional of the original post, and this is fine. As a matter of fact, to an extent, is encouraged. It is this type of "flow" that helps to make these boards feel like a friendly place, and a welcoming community. However, if a reply is completely unrelated to the topic at hand, it can, and has often, end a thread pre-maturely.

In order to determine if your reply might be a threadjack, ask yourself this simple question--would I interject this were this a conversation among a group of friends. After all, we hope that is how you view these threads. If you have any doubts, then please send a PM, or start a new thread.

In the meantime, on behalf of all the mods, thank you for continuing to support the board and this community, and as always, if you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact one of us or the admins.

Signed,

Your friendly neighbourhood mods

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 12:05 AM

A good example is the is it safe to walk Joey at 5am thread it went from walking Joey at 5am, to bear spray, to american accents and toques.:D
:D I did think it was funny. But we should try to stay on the OPs original topic I agree.

Prin November 16th, 2005 12:09 AM

Did it offend you Joey's mom? I thought it had rhythm...:o

twodogsandacat November 16th, 2005 12:12 AM

[QUOTE=Prin]Did it offend you Joey's mom? I thought it had rhythm...:o[/QUOTE]


I should never of posted that picture of Matthew McConaughey. I'm sorry. :D

Is this thread on it's way to being hijacked?

Prin November 16th, 2005 12:14 AM

What picture of Matthew McConaughey?:evil:

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 12:26 AM

No I was not offended. I actually think it got started with the toque thing, and if I hadnt mentioned Mathew Mc whats his name his picture probably wouldn't have been posted on the thread.
Anyyways I have my flashlight and I am still walking Joey at 5am.

Prin November 16th, 2005 12:34 AM

[QUOTE=Joey.E.CockersMommy]Anyyways I have my flashlight and I am still walking Joey at 5am.[/QUOTE]:eek: :eek: WHAT?!?! Do you at least have a toque on?

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 12:54 AM

I actually got a Balaclava so no I look pretty scary myself.

Prin November 16th, 2005 12:55 AM

What's a balaclava?

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 01:01 AM

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That is a Balaclava. I knew someone was going to ask.

Prin November 16th, 2005 01:02 AM

Very scary.:eek:

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 01:03 AM

yes I think I am pretty safe with my flashlight and the above head contraption.

Prin November 16th, 2005 01:18 AM

You just have to paint your eyebrows dark and angry and you'll be set for sure...

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 01:21 AM

I wonder if they have doggie balaclavas. I'm not sure what Joey would do with his ears though. :D

CyberKitten November 16th, 2005 01:40 AM

Ahem,,,, speaking of threadjacking? lol (I have prob been guilty of it myself, not that I recall but I am sure it's happened, sigh!)

Prin November 16th, 2005 03:37 AM

LOL But we flowed... Right? I mean it's not like somebody came in all of a sudden with an outrageously off-topic comment, right?:angel:

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 10:04 AM

It was all connected somehow.

Schwinn November 16th, 2005 01:20 PM

If you listen carefully...very carefully...and are VERRY quiet...out in the night, you can hear a mod banging thier head against a wall...:D

Dragonfly November 16th, 2005 03:02 PM

[QUOTE=Schwinn]If you listen carefully...very carefully...and are VERRY quiet...out in the night, you can hear a mod banging thier head against a wall...:D[/QUOTE]

That would be me. :D

twodogsandacat November 16th, 2005 03:15 PM

Speaking of baklava I have a great recipe for it.

Baklava - Crushed nuts in a fyllo pastry topped with syrup.

Ingredients:
7/8 lb Almonds Ground
1 Cup Butter
2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Pinch Clove To taste
1 lb Fyllo Pastry
1 A Little Lemon Juice
2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Thyme Honey
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Cup Water
Directions:
Mix the almonds, cinnamon and clove.

Butter a pan and place 4 buttered sheets of fyllo.

Spread a thin layer of the mix and then two more sheets of fyllo.

Repeat until you have 4 sheets left, which you use for the top layer.

Cut the baklava in squares, all the way to the bottom of the pan.

Top with the remaining butter and bake in medium oven for 45 minutes.

Mix the sugar, honey, vanilla, lemon juice and 1 1/2 cup of water in a pot and boil for 5 minutes.

Remove any froth off the top and pour over the baklava.

Serve cold.

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 03:20 PM

REPORTING TO MODS, REPORTING TO MODS!! this thread has been hi jacked see its gone from Balaclavas to baking whats going on PLEAAASEEE!!!!! lets get back on the subject......



but first I just need to jot down that recipe. :o

twodogsandacat November 16th, 2005 03:23 PM

[QUOTE=Joey.E.CockersMommy]REPORTING TO MODS, REPORTING TO MODS!! this thread has been hi jacked see its gone from Balaclavas to baking whats going on PLEAAASEEE!!!!! lets get back on the subject......
but first I just need to jot down that recipe. :o[/QUOTE]

It's called a honey pot. They have lured us here to a post regarding hijacking and have now focused all our efforts at hijacking into this one thread. Pure genius!!!

melanie November 16th, 2005 03:40 PM

well nice sox prin did you get them at walmart, opps i mean i didnt mean to hijack the thread or nothin, lol lol lol lol lol..:D ..

everything evolves esp our conversations here, you can post that your dog is dragging his bum one day and the next day the same thread covers world events or the stupidity of ones spouse. what i dont get is that someone must have complained big time, i mean its never like the original question does nto get answered or anything, what a wet blanket:p

does this mean that if prin happens to mention a broken leg in a post about her dog walks, that i am not allowed to inquire about said broken leg?? must i start a new thread to inquire????? or what if its my thread and im happy with the hijacking, can it still go ahead if im happy with it?? :D


or am i jsut a conversational terrorist or smart hiney??:D

is there to many topics included in this post, did i hijack my own post, 'gulp' now im worried....:D

Dragonfly November 16th, 2005 03:56 PM

No, Melanie, nobody complained. The Moderators noticed that there was a problem and made moves to fix it.

Most threads are posted with a purpose whether it be to share a photo or ask for some advice on a medical or behavioral issue. And there are many people who come here looking for advice on these subjects that are not members. Someone who is trying to learn how to house break their puppy doesn't necessarily want to hear about North American Politics, for example. And face it, there are a LOT more people reading these forums then just the members. For example - as I type this there are 189 people using the forum. Of this 189 people, only 18 are members.

rivers November 16th, 2005 04:49 PM

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..and just to help with the threadjacking, here is a pic of baklava...:D

Puppyluv November 16th, 2005 06:54 PM

Ohhhh yummy baklava... that was one of the best things about living in Greece, actually all the greek food was amazing... mmmmmmmmmm greek food... I LOVE it!!!

happycats November 16th, 2005 07:03 PM

[QUOTE=Puppyluv]Ohhhh yummy baklava... that was one of the best things about living in Greece, actually all the greek food was amazing... mmmmmmmmmm greek food... I LOVE it!!![/QUOTE]

OMG you lived in Greece!!! Lucky you, all that Greek food!! I LOVE Greek food too:) . ( I lived in Toronto on Pape and Danforth) I love spinokopita (sp) and bakalava, and I souvlaki, tzezeeki sauce........now I'm hungry....gotta go now.....make a snack!!!:o

twodogsandacat November 16th, 2005 07:05 PM

:sorry: but it's time to switch subjects again.

BMDLuver November 16th, 2005 07:08 PM

Omg is right about "you lived in Greece"... I honeymooned there for 3.5 weeks and would have never returned if it wasn't for my blasted job. Where did you live? That's so amazing.

oops, jacked again.

Puppyluv November 16th, 2005 07:16 PM

We (my parents, brother and I) lived on Paros, just outside a small fishing village called Naoussa. We only actually lived there for avout 6months before moving on (we were a tad nomadic those days- I was still pretty young- 10 - so we could move around a lot)

BMDLuver November 16th, 2005 07:18 PM

I went to Paros on a day trip. What an amazing childhood you must have had.

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 08:09 PM

Originally posted by Puppyluv [QUOTE]We (my parents, brother and I) lived on Paros, just outside a small fishing village called Naoussa. We only actually lived there for avout 6months before moving on (we were a tad nomadic those days- I was still pretty young- 10 - so we could move around a lot)[/QUOTE]
When I was ten I played a lot of tether ball. My what a great game...except when you missed and it hit you in the face. :eek: I did actually live on my parents boat and sail up and down the baja in Mexico when I was ten. But its still not Greece.

BMDLuver November 16th, 2005 08:17 PM

[QUOTE=Joey.E.CockersMommy]Originally posted by Puppyluv
When I was ten I played a lot of tether ball. My what a great game...except when you missed and it hit you in the face. :eek: I did actually live on my parents boat and sail up and down the baja in Mexico when I was ten. But its still not Greece.[/QUOTE]
sigh... my childhood was so boring compared to that.

Puppyluv November 16th, 2005 08:41 PM

I love tether ball :D (I really really do) that an four square!
Yes, my childhood was quite unique, I think the best part was that we weren't staying in hotels the entire time, we'd stay in each country for at least a month, and it would always be in small ethnic houses. (Or a night or two in a one bedroom hotel room, the size of a bathroom, with 4 cots...ahhh italy...:D )

Prin November 16th, 2005 11:16 PM

LOL Where, oh where, has this thread ventured? We have us a bunch of comedians, don't we? I love it! Heh heh.. Mods banging heads... But I think it shows that we're a tight community and we get along so well.

I have never been to Greece.

And Mel, thanks. I'm actually wearing the socks my boyfriend's granny knitted for me before she died a couple of years ago. They're neon orange (it's cold and nobody is looking at my feet.).:D

rivers November 17th, 2005 09:33 AM

Love the colour orange. My favourite colour is dark autumn red.
What's your favourite colour? :rolleyes:

doggy lover November 17th, 2005 09:44 AM

I remember playing teatherball when I was in school, but that was here in TO. But I was born in England and went there often to see my grandparents. I love sightseeing in London anyone else?
I love when things go off track don't you, this is how we get to know each other better, and it makes you read the thread to find out how we get from one place to another. LOL Sorry Mods.

doggy lover November 17th, 2005 09:46 AM

Oh yeah as we were on fav colour, mine I have a few pink, blue, brown.:p

happycats November 17th, 2005 11:34 AM

My favorite colour is "pink":)

My favorite beverages are, Alcohol = vodka and pink grapefruit
Non alcohol = Coke;) (classic)

What is everyone elses favorite beverages ?????

meb999 November 17th, 2005 12:08 PM

OOOO, you're SOOOO lucky puppyluv!

I would LOVE to go to Greece, or anywhere in Europe, as a matter of fact. I've never been to Europe, although my BF tells me we'll go to Italy when I finish the Barr exams -- I can't wait!!


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