We're getting off-topic way too much

Yoshiwaker

Star Spirit
I've noticed that recently a lot of threads have been getting off-topic, and usually even after somebody says to get on-topic, it gets off topic again.

[insert obligatory remark]
 

Raven Effect

That's what I call hamburgers
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
Yoshiwalker said:
I've noticed that recently a lot of threads have been getting off-topic, and usually even after somebody says to get on-topic, it gets off topic again.

[insert obligatory remark]
I noticed that two
 

Dr. Javelin

Nathan Latsk
And this is a problem because...?

It's not like people completely derail the topic, as soon as someone posts there with relevant information it usually gets back on track.
 

Mariorules25

Hyaahhh
Dr. Javelin said:
And this is a problem because...?

It's not like people completely derail the topic, as soon as someone posts there with relevant information it usually gets back on track.
Yeah
 

MrConcreteDonkey

Noisemaster
Chat Operator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Forum Mod
Retired Wiki Staff
Dr. Javelin said:
It's not like people completely derail the topic
Actually, no, it's exactly like this. There are certain people who do it with virtually every topic they post in, and it's really pissing me off. Even when they're asked to get back on topic, they soon find another loophole and derail the thread.
 

Dr. Javelin

Nathan Latsk
Grand Wheelie said:
Dr. Javelin said:
It's not like people completely derail the topic
Actually, no, it's exactly like this. There are certain people who do it with virtually every topic they post in, and it's really pissing me off. Even when they're asked to get back on topic, they soon find another loophole and derail the thread.
Actually, I was reading this thread and I have to agree with you now.
 

UltimatePetey

Go! Magnezone!
I agree with this a lot. My TRLW thread is getting way out of hand, going off topic about WWII, and other stuff that has nothing to do with TRLW. I consider it spam now.
 
I agree. There are certain people who can't stay on a given topic. If you want to talk about Pluto in a topic about Foods, then make a topic about Pluto for all I care.
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
I think the people that make one word posts such as "Yeah" are a lot worse as it doesn't contribute to the conversation at all and is a waste of space.
 

Master Crash

The Dragon of the West
Chat Operator
Baby Luigi said:
I think the people that make one word posts such as "Yeah" are a lot worse as it doesn't contribute to the conversation at all and is a waste of space.
yeah

One word posts altogether are kind of a waste of space. Like "Haha" "lol" "indeed" "ok" "this" etc.
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
Oh god I hate when people do that too.
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
Yoshiwalker said:
>getting off-topic in a thread about being off-topic too much
That is technically on-topic because those one letter posts are so little in detail they might as well be about something else that does not pertain to the topic.
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
Well, it's falls in the same category as one word posting. I don't think it's against the rules, but it's highly discouraged.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Same thing happens in real life conversations as well, but nobody blames this.
I know it's annoying that you suddenly start talking about going in bath, while you're in a Nintendo 3DS thread, but I don't think it's a problem if there's some kind of connection to the thread.

Of course it's annoying if you it's like "Well, the 3DS works great!" "Yeah, but how much did it cost?" "I'm going in bath!".
But stuff like "The 3DS works great!" "I've got the blue one, it looks like water." "Speaking of water, I don't want to take it in bath.", that's a different story.

What actually annoys a lot more is, posts without any useful content at all.
I mean stuff like "^ this", "ok", "yeah!", etc.
 
Baby Luigi said:
I think the people that make one word posts such as "Yeah" are a lot worse as it doesn't contribute to the conversation at all and is a waste of space.
I Can't stand that!
A few times is alright but when people post "lol" and "Yeah" all the time it's so annoying
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
YamiHoshi.nl said:
Same thing happens in real life conversations as well, but nobody blames this.
I know it's annoying that you suddenly start talking about going in bath, while you're in a Nintendo 3DS thread, but I don't think it's a problem if there's some kind of connection to the thread.

Of course it's annoying if you it's like "Well, the 3DS works great!" "Yeah, but how much did it cost?" "I'm going in bath!".
But stuff like "The 3DS works great!" "I've got the blue one, it looks like water." "Speaking of water, I don't want to take it in bath.", that's a different story.

What actually annoys a lot more is, posts without any useful content at all.
I mean stuff like "^ this", "ok", "yeah!", etc.
But real life conversations aren't really impacted by it too much. But in the forum, all of the nonsense posts stay for everyone else to see as well as blocking other conversations and pushing them back into obscurity. It's even gotten to the point where I feel that whenever I make comments like "get back on topic, please", that I'm actually going off-topic as well, since as soon as 1 person makes a statement about getting back on topic, a dozen or so other people join in with the "hurpadurp we're off-topic" and then all of a sudden people are quoting it like:
hurpadurp we're off-topic
^
Summary statement: this entire issue is ass
 

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
Lumpy Space Princess said:
Baby Luigi said:
I think the people that make one word posts such as "Yeah" are a lot worse as it doesn't contribute to the conversation at all and is a waste of space.
I Can't stand that!
A few times is alright but when people post "lol" and "Yeah" all the time it's so annoying
Yeah.

>:D
 

Mariorules25

Hyaahhh
Sorry for doing that kind of

stuff,because i know im one of them people that do that ''lol'' and ''yeah'' also ''okay'' :-\
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
Well, I suggest that you would restrain yourself. Because now you know that one word posts are off-topic and distracting.
 
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