Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 15th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Ford's Avatar
Ford Ford is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,598
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
__________________
You don't have to agree with each other.
You don't have to even like each other.
But please, respect each other.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:05 PM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
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.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Did it offend you Joey's mom? I thought it had rhythm...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:12 PM
twodogsandacat's Avatar
twodogsandacat twodogsandacat is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Niagara Region
Posts: 1,361
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prin
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?
__________________
Don't blame me I voted NDP.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
What picture of Matthew McConaughey?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:26 PM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
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.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:34 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey.E.CockersMommy
Anyyways I have my flashlight and I am still walking Joey at 5am.
WHAT?!?! Do you at least have a toque on?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:54 PM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
I actually got a Balaclava so no I look pretty scary myself.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 15th, 2005, 11:55 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
What's a balaclava?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old November 16th, 2005, 12:01 AM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
That is a Balaclava. I knew someone was going to ask.
Attached Images
 
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old November 16th, 2005, 12:02 AM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Very scary.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old November 16th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
yes I think I am pretty safe with my flashlight and the above head contraption.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old November 16th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
You just have to paint your eyebrows dark and angry and you'll be set for sure...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old November 16th, 2005, 12:21 AM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
I wonder if they have doggie balaclavas. I'm not sure what Joey would do with his ears though.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old November 16th, 2005, 12:40 AM
CyberKitten's Avatar
CyberKitten CyberKitten is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New Brunswick - Nova Scotia
Posts: 4,852
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!)
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old November 16th, 2005, 02:37 AM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
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?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old November 16th, 2005, 09:04 AM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
It was all connected somehow.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old November 16th, 2005, 12:20 PM
Schwinn's Avatar
Schwinn Schwinn is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Georgina
Posts: 2,258
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...
__________________
Hagar:"What kind of dog is that?"
Man with dog:"He's a nice dog!"
Hagar:"You know, at the end of the day, that's always the best kind."
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old November 16th, 2005, 02:02 PM
Dragonfly's Avatar
Dragonfly Dragonfly is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by 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...
That would be me.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old November 16th, 2005, 02:15 PM
twodogsandacat's Avatar
twodogsandacat twodogsandacat is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Niagara Region
Posts: 1,361
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.
__________________
Don't blame me I voted NDP.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old November 16th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
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.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old November 16th, 2005, 02:23 PM
twodogsandacat's Avatar
twodogsandacat twodogsandacat is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Niagara Region
Posts: 1,361
Quote:
Originally Posted by 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.
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!!!
__________________
Don't blame me I voted NDP.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old November 16th, 2005, 02:40 PM
melanie's Avatar
melanie melanie is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,824
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.. ..

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

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??


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

is there to many topics included in this post, did i hijack my own post, 'gulp' now im worried....
__________________
REDUCE, RETHINK, REUSE, RECYCLE.. "We only Conserve what we love, We love only what we understand, we understand only what were taught"- David Suzuki....NO WAR.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old November 16th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Dragonfly's Avatar
Dragonfly Dragonfly is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 410
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.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old November 16th, 2005, 03:49 PM
rivers's Avatar
rivers rivers is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 338
..and just to help with the threadjacking, here is a pic of baklava...
Attached Images
 
__________________
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

Ebony - miniature schnauzer
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old November 16th, 2005, 05:54 PM
Puppyluv's Avatar
Puppyluv Puppyluv is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,854
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!!!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old November 16th, 2005, 06:03 PM
happycats's Avatar
happycats happycats is offline
Senior Contributor
Hexxagon Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 4,665
Quote:
Originally Posted by 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!!!
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!!!
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is man without beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

~~Chief Seattle (Duwamish tribe)~~
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old November 16th, 2005, 06:05 PM
twodogsandacat's Avatar
twodogsandacat twodogsandacat is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Niagara Region
Posts: 1,361
but it's time to switch subjects again.
__________________
Don't blame me I voted NDP.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old November 16th, 2005, 06:08 PM
BMDLuver's Avatar
BMDLuver BMDLuver is offline
Teddy's Canine Railroad
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oxford Mills, Ontario
Posts: 3,996
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.
__________________
"For every animal that dies in a shelter, there is someone somewhere responsible for its death".
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old November 16th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Puppyluv's Avatar
Puppyluv Puppyluv is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,854
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)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.