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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

@Sue98@Preds

 

I mostly never notice where a post is from, to the point that I can hardly find my spot if I want to go back!

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

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            I've helped moderate a large forum (work-related but also it was a social meeting place).   Choosing the sub-forum for a new thread isn't just about my personal preference or whether it bothers me to see topics that would be more appropriately placed in other categories -- it's part of general internet etiquette ("netiquette") and also normally part of the guidelines.   Even so, it's not worth getting upset about and not always clear where a thread "belongs."  It's a judgment call, really.

 

            We see moderators moving threads now and then.  So, that activity establishes their gentle direction for us to consider the subject matter of the sub-forum before we create a new thread.

 

            If everyone chooses placement of their new thread(s) with no consideration of the subject-matter of the sub-forum...  what's the point of having sub-forums?   Clearly, some topics fall into many categories so we have to make a decision.    However, many people gravitate to the sub-forums that are of interest to them, or they have expertise in that area.     So, in general, it makes more logical sense to start threads there, to have a conversation with people interested in that category.    And...  that's why a chat board offers us sub-topics.

 

 

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

Nice to see you, @dooBdoo.❤️

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?


@Regal Bee wrote:

I see it all the time and don't think anything about it. Everyone makes mistakes.


@Regal Bee  It isn't always a mistake.  Some people  post in the wrong forum intentionally because they've made "friends" in that forum and post something completely off topic there so the people they want to see the post will see it.  I find it irritating if I go to the fashion forum to read about exactly that - fashion - and see completely off topic threads there, where people have posted deliberately so that certain other people will see the thread.  Ugh.  Why have the board divded up into forums if people post deliberately off topic things in those forums?  Waste of my time to go to the fashion forum and see something about someone's mother-in-law's situation, or whatever.

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

Don't take the snarky remarks to heart, post where you want, there seems to be forum police, but just remember they can't take you to jail.Well, not yet.LOL

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

ITA with the dooB.  BTW, it is very nice seein' ya, dooBster!Heart

 

On most boards (like every other one in the universe, probably), it is just considered basic etiquette to post in the appropriate forum, just like not posting in all caps or all bolded.

 

It seems like this board might even need a 'Royal Wedding' forum, for criminy sakes.  Smiley Very Happy    I don't think I remember ever seeing this much threadbombing on a single subject. 

 

More threads are STILL being added and what is even more annoying is that some of them don't have proper thread titles (another general board rule - well, everywhere but here) so you don't know that it's about that subject until you open the thread.

 

Anyhoo, I'm not stressing any of it.  But it does make for a better experience for most when everybody plays by the same rules.  Smiley Happy

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?


@blackhole99 wrote:

Don't take the snarky remarks to heart, post where you want, there seems to be forum police, but just remember they can't take you to jail.Well, not yet.LOL


The "forum police" are the Mods - and they can and will move threads out of the wrong forums.

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

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@Sweetbay magnolia wrote:

Nice to see you, @dooBdoo.❤️ 

@Sweetbay magnolia

 

           Aw, thanks, my friend!   Nice to see you, too!  Always!❤️

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

Yes.😍

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Re: "Posting in the wrong forum"?

@dooBdoo  Very well stated.  I agree with you - it is inconsiderate of others to start a completely off topic thread in a particular forum.