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Old 11-28-2012, 01:51 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Bender View Post
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As a result we (the moderators) will be more strictly enforcing already established rules. This won't mean much to most of you, but it may mean some moved threads/posts and deleted posts. Additionally we ask you ALL to keep more "on-topic" so we don't have to delete multiple posts in a thread.
Gotta say, I think posting this in OT is a bit...out of place? Seems like it would apply more to General Discussion and other forums?

Off Topic is generally considered the "catch all" of forum discussion. All the message boards that I've participated in and moderated, the rules that apply to the other forums don't generally apply the same way here; pretty much anything and everything usually goes. To do otherwise sort of defeats the purpose of having it, no? There's a lot to be said for members having a forum where they can just let go. Like the forum description says, "The name says it all...."

Yeah, you need to make sure the natives don't get too far out of line and things don't get too crazy, but IMO, you can't measure what goes on in OT the same as you would in the other forums. Shit, some of the best forums I've been a part of have OT forums that were essentially unmoderated (other than general clean up stuff). You had to do more than cross the line...you had to blow by it before anyone stepped in. TBH, that is part of the fun.



Just my $0.02. Please don't take this as trying to stir up trouble. I'm just giving an opinion based on my past experiences which (probably) regrettably includes more years wasting time on forums than a lot of members here have been on this planet.
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