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jbeetle    1,764

So, a thread can be off-topic, but the people in it need to stay on the threads topic?

that makes perfect sense since it's only off-topic in the sense that it's not related to Don't Starve, but I don't see the harm in trying to find out what the thread is about.

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JoeW    15,648

that makes perfect sense since it's only off-topic in the sense that it's not related to Don't Starve, but I don't see the harm in trying to find out what the thread is about.

 

Correct. I will adjust some things tomorrow to kind of make things more clear in that respect. 

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jbeetle    1,764

Since this is about clarification, I want to ask real quick:

 

Can we use the report tool to alert mods of threads that should be moved or should we just leave that up to mods that happen to come across a thread in the wrong place?

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Hugo M.    840

I have a couple of questions:

As long as the OP and the people involved on the thread agree with changing the original theme, is it ok to change it?

 

And how thick is the line that have to be crossed to give a warning point and/or ban someone because he/she was derailing a off-topic thread ?

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TeoSS69    2,203

So here's a simple question : Is it ok to move to another topic if the OP is ok with it?
Edit: Hugo already asked that. I should really read the replies next time...
Edit again : I just posted "Did anyone say bacon" and then left. What happened in that thread? Did i start anything? O_o
And what if threads like that one when we don't have any idea what the topic is can we get reported simply because we posted something someone doesn't like?

Like when Hugo asked what the thread was about the got replied with "stop asking or i'll ignore you"...what was that about?!

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Battal    9,812

I agree that thread derailing is really getting out of hand.  It's nice to know that I won't have to worry about it anymore :D

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Syd    232
Can we use the report tool to alert mods of threads that should be moved or should we just leave that up to mods that happen to come across a thread in the wrong place?

 

I can't speak for the rest of the mods, but personally speaking, I'd be okay if people used the @Syd notification thing to alert me if a topic needs moved elsewhere.

 

But I also don't think there's anything wrong with reporting the off-topic threads, either.

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TeoSS69    2,203

I can't speak for the rest of the mods, but personally speaking, I'd be okay if people used the @Syd notification thing to alert me if a topic needs moved elsewhere.

 

But I also don't think there's anything wrong with reporting the off-topic threads, either.

I always do it to report threads in wrong sections, double posts and such. Thought that it was better sending the problem to the mods instead of them having to scan the threads to find them. Hopping i didn't clog the reports feed for no reason.

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jbeetle    1,764

I always do it to report threads in wrong sections, double posts and such. Thought that it was better sending the problem to the mods instead of them having to scan the threads to find them. Hopping i didn't clog the reports feed for no reason.

it also varies depending on the forum. Steam forums would warn you if you did it enough, which is stupid.

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TeoSS69    2,203

I thought I was going to get a warning for doing nothing.

Nah, i've actually done some research with forums that use the same layout and they get warnings for the smallest things. Joe is actually being nice to us.

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JoeW    15,648

You are welcome to report anything if you feel it should be moved. We'll check it out and decide the best course of action. 

 

I would prefer that you not "summon" moderators though. That gets kind of sticky. If something needs to be moved or attended too because it's obvious, then fine. But anything where you have a problem with the content should go to reports. 

 

I don't want to see the moderators or developers leveraged over other users as a threat. 

 

Reports are anonymous to other users, so it's the best way to handle something that is out of line. 

 

But, understand that just because something wasn't handled the way you think it should be handled, doesn't mean it is being ignored. I try to give everybody the benefit of the doubt here, And I would like to keep it that way. 

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vingw    1,256

You are welcome to report anything if you feel it should be moved. We'll check it out and decide the best course of action. 

 

I would prefer that you not "summon" moderators though. That gets kind of sticky. If something needs to be moved or attended too because it's obvious, then fine. But anything where you have a problem with the content should go to reports. 

 

I don't want to see the moderators or developers leveraged over other users as a threat. 

 

Reports are anonymous to other users, so it's the best way to handle something that is out of line. 

 

But, understand that just because something wasn't handled the way you think it should be handled, doesn't mean it is being ignored. I try to give everybody the benefit of the doubt here, And I would like to keep it that way. 

 

Sorry Joey.

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TeoSS69    2,203

So let me get this straight. We aren't allowed to de-rail off topic threads?

Yes.

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Toaster Fu    99

So let me get this straight. We aren't allowed to de-rail off topic threads?

They wouldn't be off-topic in the first place if they weren't derailed.:p

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I don't get why people think "off-topic" means "derail this".

Off-topic only means that it has nothing to do with DS. Besides that, it's still a normal thread.

no it means "ds newbs shall fear to tread here"

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