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Ford November 15th, 2005 10:44 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 15th, 2005 11:05 PM

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 15th, 2005 11:09 PM

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

twodogsandacat November 15th, 2005 11:12 PM

[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 15th, 2005 11:14 PM

What picture of Matthew McConaughey?:evil:

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 15th, 2005 11:26 PM

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 15th, 2005 11:34 PM

[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 15th, 2005 11:54 PM

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

Prin November 15th, 2005 11:55 PM

What's a balaclava?

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 12:01 AM

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

Prin November 16th, 2005 12:02 AM

Very scary.:eek:

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 12:03 AM

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

Prin November 16th, 2005 12:18 AM

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

Joey.E.CockersMommy November 16th, 2005 12:21 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 12:40 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 02:37 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 09:04 AM

It was all connected somehow.

Schwinn November 16th, 2005 12:20 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 02:02 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 02:15 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 02:20 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 02:23 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 02:40 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 02:56 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 03:49 PM

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

Puppyluv November 16th, 2005 05:54 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 06:03 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 06:05 PM

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

BMDLuver November 16th, 2005 06:08 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 06:16 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)


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