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Ford November 15th, 2005 11:42 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

Jim Hall February 20th, 2009 09:37 PM

thank you and ty for the excellent work you all do

Budgie-mom February 16th, 2015 08:01 AM

I've been off forum for a while, where did the TJT go? :shrug:

Barkingdog February 16th, 2015 02:08 PM

[QUOTE=Budgie-mom;1070629]I've been off forum for a while, where did the TJT go? :shrug:[/QUOTE]

It's in the 'Off Topic Forum'

hazelrunpack February 16th, 2015 04:22 PM

It's in the Thread Jack Forum, but you need 50 posts to see it.

Budgie-mom February 16th, 2015 09:35 PM

Darn. Better keep posting then :) it's the funnest thread here :)

Puppymama October 25th, 2016 07:41 PM

I saw this posted right after I (think! lol) I started a new thread... is this in response to my post? If so, I'm so sorry, in just seeking advise and this is the first time I've joined a community in about 10 years... maybe I did something wrong? If so I'm so sorry, and please advise to as how I can correct it and how to do so properly in the future?
Kind regards,
Jess

hazelrunpack October 25th, 2016 09:56 PM

No worries, Puppymama. This thread is 11 years old! :eek: :D It's actually just a heads-up about getting off-topic in someone else's thread... So all's good! :thumbs up

Puppymama October 26th, 2016 12:50 AM

Hazelrunpack, thanks so much for the heads-up, as I said I'm a little hesitant posting since it's my first time in years... I appreciate you letting me know! =)

Barkingdog October 26th, 2016 03:47 PM

[QUOTE=hazelrunpack;1075266]No worries, Puppymama. This thread is 11 years old! :eek: :D It's actually just a heads-up about getting off-topic in someone else's thread... So all's good! :thumbs up[/QUOTE]

That happen all the time on a deaf forum I use, people will hijack it and it never get back to the OP topic. :wall:


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