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What is it with this forum, and thread de-railers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by basmic, 25 Feb 2006.

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  1. basmic

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    I've seen quite a few threads, particulary in the last week, where people are posting stupid pictures totally irrelevant to the topic, or just posting them for the sake of it.

    Example 1 - What is the point in posting a picture of a draughts board? All it did in this case, was temporarily derail the thread.

    Example 2 - Never heard of email? All Piggymon need to have done was search for any post by Von Smallhausen, and look at their trust and/or profile.

    And that's just in one thread. A rummage around GD, will reveal people posting stupid O RLY pictures, and such-like.

    So come on...tell me...why do they/you do it? I'm dying to know.

    No doubt this thread will become a breeding ground for such pictures. If so, then the doing so will only strengthen my point.
     
  2. Beansprout

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    1) Drought..draught...bad, but there you go :p

    2) You're asking for a Piggy slap :eek:
     
  3. basmic

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    1) I can see the link, but both are differently spelt words. In any case, what was the point?

    2) Piggy was the first example that sprung to mind, since it was one I saw today. :o
     
  4. Davey_Pitch

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    This is GD, threads often move away from the original topic at some point during the thread. I'd have thought you'd be used to it by now.
     
  5. gord

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    You dont make a definite statement of a point. You ask why they do it. So if they do bombard you with images, it wont mean anything except the barrage of internet trend images.
     
  6. Beansprout

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    It's a tenuous, crappy link but hey - mildly amusing and not totally random. Don't be too harsh on the simple creatures :D
     
  7. Sic

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    wah, wah. what effect does it really have on you if a thread goes off topic? personally that's something i love about these forums. everyone is so chatty and friendly it's so easy to go off topic. other forums i'm a member of never go off topic with anything, and i think this is a pretty good basis for the community we've got here.

    my 2p
     
  8. fatiain

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    Oooh look, over there, a little birdy just flew past the window.

    (You really asked for this didn't you)
     
  9. fatiain

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    Hey Jasper, how's the non smoking going?
     
  10. Phog

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    I was thinking of having pizza for lunch but i can't decide between ham and pepperoni. Any ideas?

    Edit: Seriously though, it does add a much more friendly atmosphere to the place. Whenever i'm chatting about something, it's always nice to go off on a tangent.
     
  11. Sanzy

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    maybe if dont like it go to the Speakers corner where i doubt you will see any humour or pictures :) have fun
     
  12. manor

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    He's not gonna have time mate - he's with his new bird this weekend.

    Hey - have you seen the picture of my new codpiece?
     
  13. Beansprout

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    but my ex likes ham and i dnt like finkin of her coz turned out she was wiv me mum?! omg?!
     
  14. basmic

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    I am used to a light peppering of it, but recently the amount of derailments have suddenly spurted up - no doubt because of "the owl" pictures.
    I am the reader, and if I can't enjoy reading a thread because of an outburst of off-topic posts, then it affects me.

    It's all very well everybody being "chatty and friendly". But I feel the derailments spoil that atmosphere.
     
  15. 5ingh

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    maybe I should start a thread on how you de-rail certain threads, by trolling.
     
  16. fatiain

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    But have you seen this really funny vid?

    Oh it's a repost.

    This morning you say.

    :(
     
  17. Melm0

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    Tickle me Elmo thread is also a fine example!

    :D
     
  18. basmic

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    I see everybody is having a laugh, at my expense. ;)
    Actually that should really be "No doubt this thread will become a breeding ground for such practices. If so, then the doing so will only strengthen my point."
     
  19. Beansprout

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    :( :(
     
  20. manor

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    This forum is damned close at times. Are you feeling left out?
     
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