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Un-Official poll: Is thread-jacking to be frowned upon?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Follow these guidelines:Peruse the three following zero-level parts of this thread; vote "+" on the one that applies.Try not to vote "-" , it will mess up the count

EDIT : Aaaand... it's (un)official, some people have been putting minuses elsewhere than the equalizer... naughty, naughty! It's not like I can't see who you are. Well, so I can't. But still, you know who you are, put yourselves in the corner and give yourselves a talking to .
I guess having each option be self-contained using both pluses and minuses will be the way to go.

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Thread jacking is the preferred jacking

by Slayer_ In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

Without thread jacking this would just be a boring technical forum filled with geeks.

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Why is this site so slow today?

by Kenone In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

Could it be the new design or maybe everyone fumbling around with their mice, difficult to use without thumbs you know,clicking willy nilly all around the place.

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Request for Clarification

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Why is this site so slow ...

Has to be the new site...
Everybody is having feature blindness...

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"other"

by apotheon In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

I vote "other":

Thread-jacking is not so great, but subject drift is awesome.

Also . . . intentional distraction is vile, and its perpetrators should be drug out in the street and shotted fulla holes.

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Hung upside down naked from a lamp post, you say.

by santeewelding In reply to "other"

What escapes you from the same?

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simple

by apotheon In reply to Hung upside down naked fr ...

I don't actually engage in such intentional distraction.

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I'll take the liberty...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to simple

of not counting feints and tactical decoys as "intentional distraction".
I think the PTB had intended that subject drift be counted as thread-jacking if and when the OT parts outgrow the On-Topic discussions.

And I think refereeing the distinction will be a royal mess. Most of the blatant cases would qualify as spam or other outlawed disruptance anyway, so I'm not sure it's really a necessary distinction.
The ability to spawn a two-way-linked fork to a discussion at any point is awesome though. I think it will be great once the site becomes navigable and perusable...

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What do you consider to be "intentional distraction"?

by apotheon In reply to I'll take the liberty...

> <em>I'll take the liberty...</em>
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> <em>of not counting feints and tactical decoys as "intentional distraction".</em>

Why not? People who use cheap chicanery to try to avoid being pinned to their own points, and to avoid having to actually argue against what someone else said, are among the worst scum of online discussion. What do <strong>you</strong consider "intentional distraction" if not cases where someone intentionally distracts people with irrelevancies and misrepresentations to avoid the consequences of having to answer within the context of the discussion?

> <em>And I think refereeing the distinction will be a royal mess. Most of the blatant cases would qualify as spam or other outlawed disruptance anyway, so I'm not sure it's really a necessary distinction.</em>

Even though you don't pull the kinds of shenanigans I mentioned here as often as <tt>santeewelding</tt> or <tt>dcolbert</tt>, I guess the fact you do so occasionally probably accounts for your desire to discredit objections to that kind of behavior.

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And

by AnsuGisalas In reply to What do you consider to b ...

If I would, I could say the same of you.
You don't think so, but to me, that is the same as mine are to you.
If that's not clear, then you're not even trying.
Now, I also want it to be clear that I will not say the same of you, seeing as I do, the pointlessness of such shenanigans.

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