Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

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Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby nwscubamom » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:09 pm

While hijacking threads and going way off topic is the NW Dive club way - and can be amusing - in this forum, please keep your comments on topic.

There are plenty of other places on NW Dive Club to hijack threads.

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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby Dusty2 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:51 pm

Here here! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby Grateful Diver » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:48 pm

I'd like to see a lot less hijacking ... seems to be the rule more than the exception, and it always seems to involve the same four or five people.

Makes conversation a bit difficult for the rest of us ...

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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby Joshua Smith » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:06 pm

As most of you know, I'm a thread-jacking scoundrel at heart. :pirate: But I try to respect the wishes of those who don't find it amusing. I'm going to chime in here and request that the hijacks, digressions, insults, winning lottery number projections, unsolicited advice, and non sequitur stream of consciousness babble be kept out of the critter watchers area- I don't think that's too much to ask. I'll go start a thread somewhere else you guys can hijack.
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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby nwscubamom » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:21 pm

I have reasons for my request :

- This forum's a bit different than some of the other areas of NWDC, and you get some folks who post here but not hardly anywhere else, due to the unique focus of this subforum.
- Many of the folks who post in the critterwatchers section are genuinely trying to either share or gather information.
- I often refer scientists or ID experts to this forum to help with ID or info on a particular critter, and I don't want them to have to wade through the 'spam' to get the thread content.
- We are very privileged to have some of our own experts (Greg Jensen and Leslie ?) who come help us out - and I really don't want them to waste their precious time wading through non-pertinent posts to find the 'good stuff'.

As moderator of our little area here, I figured it was my call, so that's why I posted the request and made it sticky.

Josh, if that's not OK, I will certainly defer to your judgment!

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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby Joshua Smith » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:28 pm

nwscubamom wrote:I have reasons for my request :

- This forum's a bit different than some of the other areas of NWDC, and you get some folks who post here but not hardly anywhere else, due to the unique focus of this subforum.
- Many of the folks who post in the critterwatchers section are genuinely trying to either share or gather information.
- I often refer scientists or ID experts to this forum to help with ID or info on a particular critter, and I don't want them to have to wade through the 'spam' to get the thread content.
- We are very privileged to have some of our own experts (Greg Jensen and Leslie ?) who come help us out - and I really don't want them to waste their precious time wading through non-pertinent posts to find the 'good stuff'.

As moderator of our little area here, I figured it was my call, so that's why I posted the request and made it sticky.

Josh, if that's not OK, I will certainly defer to your judgment!

- Janna :-)


I concur completely. This is your corner of the site; and I am aware of the unique nature of it, for all the reasons you brought up. Feel free to delete posts in here that meander off the path too far.
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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby Tom Nic » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:21 pm

Joshua Smith wrote: ....digressions, ......unsolicited advice, ...non sequitur stream of consciousness babble...


Dang... You just described 3/4 of my posts... :bored:
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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby Scubak » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:04 pm

Thanks Janna for thinking of this and for Josh for making it so!!!!
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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby H20doctor » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:05 pm

I'd agree with being the moderator of the forum and someone Jacks the post... Just delete there post.. OR give them a PM and tell them to knock it off, because its way off topic, and its not called for. People need to keep on topic or post a NHZ..
I like the Humor, and the Hijacks, But it sounds like a lot of peeps on the Board Don't..
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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby TJ Yockachonis » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:25 pm

Hello,

Im sort of new to the NWDC forum. What is hijacking threads mean??

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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby spatman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:30 pm

it means keep the topic on subject, and don't cause tangents or post other silly jokes and whatnot.
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Re: Please keep the Critterwatcher Forum a No Hijack Zone!

Postby Norris » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:39 pm

spatman wrote:it means keep the topic on subject, and don't cause tangents or post other silly jokes and whatnot.

In other areas but this one people will sometimes put an NHZ on their subject to request that the thread stays on topic.
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