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« on: July 23, 2011, 08:39:33 PM »

The rules have been modified in a way that permits off-topic posting under certain conditions. Now would be a good time to reread them; I think you'll like the new change Smiley

This is an oversimplified example of what the rule is permitting:

Original post: I like pie.
Reply 1: I like playstation games and My Little Pony. And pie.
Reply 2: Hey, I like playstation too! I also like pie Tongue


However, something like this would not be allowed:

Original post: I like pie.
Reply 1: I like ponies.
Reply 2: I hate ponies.

You get the idea, yes?
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 08:44:47 PM »

You get the idea, yes?

No. So you can go as much off topic if you say something RELEVANT TO THE TOPIC IN THE END???
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 08:47:33 PM »

If you want to be that black and white about it, yes. However, I expect people to understand what is a reasonable degree of off-topic discussion.

What this rule is permitting, more-or-less, are compound discussions in a thread of both the original post's content and any sub-topics it may have spawned (as long as those sub-topics do not break rules, which is a horse of a different color). It is intended to prevent death of the original idea, which leads to a topic getting locked and/or dying. The bits relevant to the original topic does not necessarily have to be tacked on to the very end of the post. They just need to be there.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 09:17:12 PM »

I like turtles.



Oh, and this rule as well.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 09:21:43 PM »

I like turtles.



Oh, and this rule as well.

That's the spirit! Cheesy

But seriously, please don't abuse it. (This last statement is for everyone, not just you, Ivy. I know you were only joking Smiley)
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 09:27:10 PM »

I like turtles.



Oh, and this rule as well.

That's the spirit! Cheesy

But seriously, please don't abuse it. (This last statement is for everyone, not just you, Ivy. I know you were only joking Smiley)

Yepyep, hopefully this will clear things up for people.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 11:35:05 PM »

Sounds good to me.

So I can dish out warnings to people who constantly go off topic now? Neato.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 11:41:17 PM »

As long as you gave them a fair verbal warning first and they continued to break the same rule in lieu of your response, absolutely.
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 08:40:43 AM »

i like spore and i also like this rule very ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 03:17:13 PM »

Beer is great, so are rules.
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 03:28:11 PM »

I enjoy being half-offtopic.


Also this is a perfect rule.



I love how everyone is pretty much doing the same thing in their posts xD
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2011, 03:48:28 PM »

If you want to be that black and white about it, yes. However, I expect people to understand what is a reasonable degree of off-topic discussion.

What this rule is permitting, more-or-less, are compound discussions in a thread of both the original post's content and any sub-topics it may have spawned (as long as those sub-topics do not break rules, which is a horse of a different color). It is intended to prevent death of the original idea, which leads to a topic getting locked and/or dying. The bits relevant to the original topic does not necessarily have to be tacked on to the very end of the post. They just need to be there.
A pony of a different colour, you say?

Also this rule seems fair
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2011, 12:12:52 AM »

WE SHOULD DESTROY ALL RULES.
Long live this rule!
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