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Old November 15th, 2005, 10:44 PM
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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.

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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:05 PM
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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.
I did think it was funny. But we should try to stay on the OPs original topic I agree.
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:09 PM
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Did it offend you Joey's mom? I thought it had rhythm...
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:12 PM
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Did it offend you Joey's mom? I thought it had rhythm...

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

Is this thread on it's way to being hijacked?
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:14 PM
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What picture of Matthew McConaughey?
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:26 PM
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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.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 06:29 AM
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I should never of posted that picture of Matthew McConaughey. I'm sorry.

Is this thread on it's way to being hijacked?
Speaking of threadjacking again, did you see who People magazine voted as the sexiest man alive???? Yep, our honey listed above! Whoo Hoo!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 07:23 AM
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had one planned in my head for today but it didn't pan out. I was supposed to go to Ottawa to get my winter tires (mom's man has good deals) and I was going to get them put on and then just keep going. I figured if I could just see the mountains and then turn back I might have enough of a boost to last me the next two weeks. But turns out, I don't have enough money to get winter tires, so I couldn't go even to Ottawa.
But you are such an experienced winter driver you wouldnt need them. If you kept heading south to Florida then you wont need them. Just let all our southern members know you will be stopping in for a visit.

This is the first year I have had snow tires. But I insisted as I have to drive the highway everyday and it gets pretty brutal. Just here in the city you slip and slide but its managable.

remember people we already have a snow tire thread.
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