umc Posted December 10, 2002 Share Posted December 10, 2002 quote:Originally posted by Rubbertoe:I wanna make a somewhat serious complaint about http://opentopic.Groundspeak.com/0/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=1750973553&f=3000917383&m=3650971145 being locked down, just because they are "off topic" and not relating to geocaching. I'm not sure if Jeremy was just in a bad mood or something when he was reading through the threads - but I didn't see any harm in that little "elite" thread. And, as for being off topic... I'd bet at least half of the posts in these forums aren't exactly about geocaching. Yeah, I know... they are "his forums" and he can "do what he wants" and all that - but I just wanted to say I didn't really see the harm in that thread, that's all. And tnx, planet, for the belated b-day wishes. http://home.columbus.rr.com/rubbertoe/flag.gif http://home.columbus.rr.com/rubbertoe/index.html I guess I missed this post the first time around, thanks to gwho for pointing it out. I would have to agree with the toe here. I see nothing wrong with things being off topic. For crying out loud if someone posts a thread that is on topic somebody else posts a link to where it has been discussed before and then the thread dies shortly after that. That whole thing is BS in my opinion, leave the dadgum threads be whether they have been discussed before or not. Quite honestly it seems as the number of that sort of "markwelling" went up the decline of these forums all together quickly followed. Now thats just an observation. My next thought is if 'everything' about geocaching has been discussed here before (so much so that no matter what a link can be placed that it has been discussed) then whats the point of discussing geocaching here anymore? On that note it only seems right to me that in order to have discussion that hasn't been covered its necessary to go OT. Now if OT threads are being closed/locked I think we will continue to see a drop of overall posting in the forums. Two things need to happen; One, Leave OT threads be. I think people generally enjoy them and as long as they're harmless and not a flame war or spam fest then they are best left alone. Now I know that they are usually left alone but the "Can we cut down on the off-topic posts please?" comment/question sort of implies that leaving well enough alone may not be the case any more. Two, Stop "markwelling" threads. If you don't want to discuss it then don't pass the thread by. Since you know that it has been discussed before (maybe several times) why not make a possitive contribution since you know the outcome of the topic when it was discussed before. Posting a link is generally good to point out that there is valuable info in the thread that pertains to the new topic. Too much lately everyone (myself included) has been "markwelling" threads just to get to use that term and prove that they knew that it has been discussed before. Maybe its just me and my love of posting but I don't have a problem with discussing a topic several times in fact I should have a good answer for the new thread since I have seen it before and know the outcome. Thats more important than knowing where to find it. Yes I agree it is a good idea to do a search to find the info you want before posting, but its easier to just post it and have someone do the search for you (markwelling). So in conclusion, leave the OT threads alone and stop markwelling every darn new post that comes threw these forums. The newbies that come in here asking their questions is a good thing and markwelling them more than likely just scares them away, hence no new discussion and a very BORING forum. Thats my dimes worth and you can thank toe for bringing it up. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Not so sure, Somewhat new Owner Of a Garmin GPS V Received on 10-03-02 Quote Link to comment
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