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Old 10-05-2006, 10:50 AM   #16
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I think you're overreacting. Matty's not saying you can't have your fun and hijack a thread if that's how you get your jollies. Just go do it in the parking lot.

It's really not that hard. You want to go back and forth with people about off-topic stuff, no problem, do it in the off-topic forum. Not in the locker room.
It shouldn't even happen in the parking lot, IMO. I see it as very disrespectful. If an OP creates a thread, they usually are trying to elicit thoughts on a stated subject; not someone's random, idiotic thoughts of the day.

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Old 10-05-2006, 10:55 AM   #17
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It shouldn't even happen in the locker room, IMO. I see it as very disrespectful. If an OP creates a thread, they usually are trying to elicit thoughts on a stated subject not someone's idiotic random thoughts of the day.
You probably mean the parking lot?

But you have a point CPayne, after all, the codes of conduct are all laid out in Matty's forum guidelines.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:59 AM   #18
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I take offense to your "go exchange one-liners in the parking lot".... Just because I'm a woman doesn't mean you get to disrespect me. Personally, I think those kind of comments are a lot more harmful than a few playful jokes.
This is really getting crazy now. When did I ever insinuate that your gender has anything to do with anything? When I said exchange one-liners, that meant the one-line jokes that you guys like to fire back and forth at one another. That's all. Jeez.

And I wasn't really addressing you. Seeing AMD, gigity, TMC and others shooting one-liners back and forth is a common sight around here. And usually it's funny and light hearted and I like to read it. But when I want to read about Redskins stuff, I want to read about Redskins stuff. And when I want to read their witty banter, I want to read their witty banter. It's best to just keep it organized.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:03 AM   #19
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What was the reason this thread was posted Matty? Is there a particular incident that upset someone recently that brought this issue up, was it just general complaints, or what it something you noticed? Just wondering.
No specific incident, just my general observation of how threads have been playing out lately. Seems like too many are falling apart and getting ridiculously off-topic. I know we're all guilty of it on occassion, I just want to curtail things a bit and get threads back on track when possible.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:05 AM   #20
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Re: **Please read** Thread hijacking

I may have contributed to some hijacking, and I am sorry for that.

I do agree with schneed and the mods ... "it's best to just keep it organized."
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:06 AM   #21
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It shouldn't even happen in the locker room, IMO. I see it as very disrespectful. If an OP creates a thread, they usually are trying to elicit thoughts on a stated subject; not someone's random, idiotic thoughts of the day.
What's an OP?

Anyway, as for hess and hoo let me address your concerns. Hess, don't take offense to this but you ain't that important. This decision has nothing to do with you. Hoo, we're not trying to supress fun in any way.

Look, this is not the first time we've addressed this issue. And, like Daseal oh so subtly implied, I'm just as guilty as anyone else. We're just trying to maintain some consistency, try to keep things on track as much as possible. We know hijacking is inevitable from time to time but when it starts to get way off tangent for dozens of pages a thread it causes some frustration among our valued members.
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No specific incident, just my general observation of how threads have been playing out lately. Seems like too many are falling apart and getting ridiculously off-topic. I know we're all guilty of it on occassion, I just want to curtail things a bit and get threads back on track when possible.
And that's how we should all take this as. I think many a panty are getting in a wad over a friendly reminder. Let's just remember this (as we do the Alamo) and be done with it. OK? OK.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:06 AM   #23
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A lot of times the stuff in the locker room gets really stale and there is nothing more to add and that's when the threads get hijacked.
If someone posts a thread saying something like "Joe Gibbs says he'll retire at the end of the season" I doubt it's going to get hijacked right away because that is something worthy of being talked about.
BUT, when there is yet another thread about LaVar or something like that and it goes on for 10 pages, half of which say crap like "lavar is out of shape and overrated," I see no problem having fun with it.
Yeah but I do see the harm in having fun with it. Sometimes those threads do reach 10 pages of the same stuff saying Lavar is overrated. And then sometimes, at the end of the thread, someone will come along and say something meaningful. And I like to check on those threads to see if a discussion of some value got started. Sometimes that guy is me, because I don't get to keep up with the threads in real time. So I'll see a thread that seems dead, and I'll post something that hasn't been said before.

But if that thread has 10 pages of hijacked nonsense, it makes it so much harder for me to add my two cents. Then I have to go create a new thread to convey my point. And then we've got two threads on the same topic.

It creates a mess.

I totally want you to be free and have your fun talking about whatever you want. Matty and the mods have gone to great lengths creating and maintaining this site, providing places for us to talk about anything we want - whether it's Madden, TV shows, DC sport teams, etcetera. You have a home for all your funny jokes and one-line exchanges with people - the parking lot. Keeping things cleaner and keeping the locker room focused on Redskins discussion is in the best interests of growing the site and keeping it the quality place it has already grown into.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:07 AM   #24
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For the most part I've started skipping threads because of hijacking. From time to time I find it funny, but it is starting to work its way into every thread.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:09 AM   #25
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You probably mean the parking lot?

But you have a point CPayne, after all, the codes of conduct are all laid out in Matty's forum guidelines.
Yes, my mistake. Sorry for the confusion.

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:09 AM   #26
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People are really overreacting here and I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough with my initial post.

Nobody is in trouble and nobody is being singled out. I'm not trying to piss on anyone's fun parade, that's not what I'm about and if you really think that you haven't been around here long enough to know better.

All I'm saying is let's keep things on topic. If a thread is 20 pages long and strays off-topic I can understand that. But I've seen too many threads lately that are barely a page long before they get hijacked. This was just meant as a simple reminder to keep threads on topic and to post in the appropriate forums.

Thank you and good day.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #27
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I totally agree with this, Matty. No offense to anyone, but the locker room part of the board should be for football. If a thread gets stale, let it die! If you want to banter about hot dogs, burritos, etc--which I am ALL for!--do it in the parking lot area of the board.

I often check all the new posts when I come on line, and having to wade through all the nonfootball stuff on what start out as football threads is annoying. It gums up the site. And it keeps alive threads that should die, filling the board with useless stuff. There are PLENTY of opportunites to joke and have fun on this site. Just keep it out of the football stuff, unless the jokes relate directly to what's in the thread.

(This is kinda like the "no celebrations" rule, isn't it? )
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:12 AM   #28
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This is BS.
OK you seem to think I have it out for you, for some reason I can't possibly fathom. I don't know why you think I'm aiming any of this discussion at you, I've been on this site for 18 months and I've barely seen you around here until the last month or so, and to my knowledge I've never had a discussion with you on here. So I'm not sure where you are getting the idea that I care about your gender, or anything. I didn't even know you were a woman until you told me today. Nor do I care if you're man, woman, or child.

Anyway, I'm prepared to let it drop, because at this point I think I'd rather be in an intense debate with Huddle.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:22 AM   #29
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Simma down now ya'll. This is getting crazy.

Just everyone tighten up on the hijacking a little. Those taking it personally, don't. Those not taking it personally, Matty's talking about you. Just kidding. Can't we all just agree to stay a little more on topic in the locker room?
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:28 AM   #30
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hess, i think you're taking this a bit too personally. there's lots of hijacking, plenty of which has been going on since long before you starting posting regularly (search for scat, thanks TMC! ), but you're acting like everyone's ganging up on you specificly, which they're not. And i believe you being a woman isn't nearly as important to most people here as compared to what you post, even though you keep referencing it as the cause of all problems for some reason.
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