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 Post subject: What's in a forum...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:53 am 
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...That which we call a thread by any other topic would smell as sweet...well, not really.

These are a few clarifications for "what goes where" in the Everything Else forums - because not everything can go just anywhere.

Silly Stuff: So, what exact topics are actually supposed to go in Silly Stuff? Silly ones naturally - but not just "silly" in the sense of the word, but more like "random..." (random that has a point that is...) Anything that's too silly for Controvery Corner or Serious Discussion or a bit less "media - tv - sports like" goes in Silly Stuff.

Media Stuff: Television, movies, art, songs, literature, music, and sports generally go into "media" stuff. Why? Well, becasue these relate to the media. My theory - if you can watch it on "TV" (watch sporting events on tv, see movies, watch tv shows, etc.) then it goes in Media Stuff.

Serious Discussion: Anything that you seriously want to discuss. ;) Something that usually doesn't involve debate, but in-depth discussion and analysis of whatever that topic is. Serious discussion does not include any of the mentioned topics under "media stuff" unless it has to do with a serious event on TV (such as presidential debates, news-worthy material, etc.).

Controversy Corner: Most of us are debaters; this is the forum in which to debate. Any topics here are serious topics, but are controversial and will include debate. All discussions in this thread will be respectful, however. See "Why we do what we do" in announcements by Gandalf the Crazed. The same topic-restrictions apply as stated in the "serious discussion" note.

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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how do you designate what subject it goes under??

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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GumboSoup wrote:
how do you designate what subject it goes under??

rubyslippers2 wrote:
Silly Stuff: So, what exact topics are actually supposed to go in Silly Stuff? Silly ones naturally - but not just "silly" in the sense of the word, but more like "random..." (random that has a point that is...) Anything that's too silly for Controvery Corner or Serious Discussion or a bit less "media - tv - sports like" goes in Silly Stuff.

Media Stuff: Television, movies, art, songs, literature, music, and sports generally go into "media" stuff. Why? Well, becasue these relate to the media. My theory - if you can watch it on "TV" (watch sporting events on tv, see movies, watch tv shows, etc.) then it goes in Media Stuff.

Serious Discussion: Anything that you seriously want to discuss. ;) Something that usually doesn't involve debate, but in-depth discussion and analysis of whatever that topic is. Serious discussion does not include any of the mentioned topics under "media stuff" unless it has to do with a serious event on TV (such as presidential debates, news-worthy material, etc.).

Controversy Corner: Most of us are debaters; this is the forum in which to debate. Any topics here are serious topics, but are controversial and will include debate. All discussions in this thread will be respectful, however. See "Why we do what we do" in announcements by Gandalf the Crazed. The same topic-restrictions apply as stated in the "serious discussion" note.

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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wony wrote:
GumboSoup wrote:
how do you designate what subject it goes under??

rubyslippers2 wrote:
Silly Stuff: So, what exact topics are actually supposed to go in Silly Stuff? Silly ones naturally - but not just "silly" in the sense of the word, but more like "random..." (random that has a point that is...) Anything that's too silly for Controvery Corner or Serious Discussion or a bit less "media - tv - sports like" goes in Silly Stuff.

Media Stuff: Television, movies, art, songs, literature, music, and sports generally go into "media" stuff. Why? Well, becasue these relate to the media. My theory - if you can watch it on "TV" (watch sporting events on tv, see movies, watch tv shows, etc.) then it goes in Media Stuff.

Serious Discussion: Anything that you seriously want to discuss. ;) Something that usually doesn't involve debate, but in-depth discussion and analysis of whatever that topic is. Serious discussion does not include any of the mentioned topics under "media stuff" unless it has to do with a serious event on TV (such as presidential debates, news-worthy material, etc.).

Controversy Corner: Most of us are debaters; this is the forum in which to debate. Any topics here are serious topics, but are controversial and will include debate. All discussions in this thread will be respectful, however. See "Why we do what we do" in announcements by Gandalf the Crazed. The same topic-restrictions apply as stated in the "serious discussion" note.

Okay, so far, I've figured just to open a thread that is under the subject you want it to be under, is that the only way to start a new thread under the correct subject?

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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GumboSoup wrote:
wony wrote:
GumboSoup wrote:
how do you designate what subject it goes under??

rubyslippers2 wrote:
Silly Stuff: So, what exact topics are actually supposed to go in Silly Stuff? Silly ones naturally - but not just "silly" in the sense of the word, but more like "random..." (random that has a point that is...) Anything that's too silly for Controvery Corner or Serious Discussion or a bit less "media - tv - sports like" goes in Silly Stuff.

Media Stuff: Television, movies, art, songs, literature, music, and sports generally go into "media" stuff. Why? Well, becasue these relate to the media. My theory - if you can watch it on "TV" (watch sporting events on tv, see movies, watch tv shows, etc.) then it goes in Media Stuff.

Serious Discussion: Anything that you seriously want to discuss. ;) Something that usually doesn't involve debate, but in-depth discussion and analysis of whatever that topic is. Serious discussion does not include any of the mentioned topics under "media stuff" unless it has to do with a serious event on TV (such as presidential debates, news-worthy material, etc.).

Controversy Corner: Most of us are debaters; this is the forum in which to debate. Any topics here are serious topics, but are controversial and will include debate. All discussions in this thread will be respectful, however. See "Why we do what we do" in announcements by Gandalf the Crazed. The same topic-restrictions apply as stated in the "serious discussion" note.

Okay, so far, I've figured just to open a thread that is under the subject you want it to be under, is that the only way to start a new thread under the correct subject?


First: Pick your topic. - favorite ice cream flavors

Second: Pick the forum your topic is appropriate for. You apply it to the guidelines I stated in this thread. It would go into Silly Stuff.

Third: you check and make sure a thread hasn't been started on this topic. Usually check the first and second page.

Fourth: You start the thread.

Simple enough.

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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rubyslippers2 wrote:
Simple enough.
well, if slippers said it, then it must be. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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Kelt wrote:
rubyslippers2 wrote:
Simple enough.
well, if slippers said it, then it must be. ;)

okay, but I can only start a new thread while veiwing the thread that it should be under?

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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I'm really really impressed that you can make something this simple so complex. Please rephrase your question, I don't understand.

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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I believe he means: "Can I only start a thread within the section I am in now."

Yes. There is no option to "select subsection" when you are creating a thread. If you're in CC and hit "create new thread," there's no way for that thread to show up in Silly Stuff.


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Mike Easter wrote:
I believe he means: "Can I only start a thread within the section I am in now."

Yes. There is no option to "select subsection" when you are creating a thread. If you're in CC and hit "create new thread," there's no way for that thread to show up in Silly Stuff.

I'm a girl btw-

YES! HE ANSWERED MY QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!

(sorry to Rubyslippers2 that I didn't phrase it clear enough)

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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Okay, what do you do to get a thread locked. (I want to know what NOT to do so I don't get threads closed.)

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Whenever you post:

(1) Follow forum rules.
(2) Stay on topic.
(3) Make thoughtful and substantive posts that contribute to the discussion.

If you do those things, you will be fine.

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Whenever you post:

(1) Follow forum rules.
(2) Stay on topic.
(3) Make thoughtful and substantive posts that contribute to the discussion.

If you do those things, you will be fine.


4. Bribe Leanne.

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Green Tea wrote:
Whenever you post:

(1) Follow forum rules.
(2) Stay on topic.
(3) Make thoughtful and substantive posts that contribute to the discussion.

If you do those things, you will be fine.


Josh, it seems that in some threads, especially those in Silly Stuff, posts might not always appear "substantive." What then?

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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A lot of the threads in SS we let slide simply because it's SS. But posts that are purely spam and don't contribute to the topic, mods will delete, so you don't have to worry about it.

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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is there a way for you to delete "spam" or accidental topics without simply locking them, but instead completely wiping them out?

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Yes. Mods can chose to delete a post or thread. Usually it is only in serious cases that they decide to delete an entire thread.

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Would the authors request to delete an empty repeat thread be ample enough reason?

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a forum...
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I would depend on the circumstance and mod discretion.

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