De-railing threads

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  1. Salty

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    This is from another thread"
    First, I will say in the past, I have (along with others) have went off OP.

    My basic question is : Why do we do this?
    At times, someone will make a joke of a thread and then it gets way off base.

    (in fact I started on thread in the games forum - entitled "stay off subject" now on its 21st page)

    So how much leeway should we have if expanding the OP?

    One thing I have done lately (and this thread is one example) is that I have started new threads and then made a quick statement on the original thread with a link to the new one.

    Is it possible that as we post, we might have a thought that we think is appropriate - but others, especially the original poster, think it is de-railing.

    Should moderators be more involved in moderating? If need be should they split the thread?

    Thoughts, recommendations, opinions?........
     
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    We don't need more regulation and oversight. Let the free market decide.
     
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    So you are saying if a thread goes off OP - then we should get our money back?
    Opps Off OP
     
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    No, I'm saying to let the BB members police themselves. In your example thread Robert Snow claimed you were de-railing the thread--no moderator intervention needed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPL5vKlsFog

    < cheering?! >
     
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    thats nice in theory - but if the orginal poster thinks it is going way off - there is nothing he can do. What would you then suggest?
     
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    I bought a new lawnmower. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I just got my horses teeth floated.
     
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    Horses aren't supposed to drink beer.:laugh:
     
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    Arbo, and Rev Mitchell

    I am going to ban you and delete your posts

    Wait, I cant do that - I am not a moderator

    Thank you for proving my point
    So robert Snow, what do you suggest?
     
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    Shouldn't that be horse's? :tongue3:
     
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    You have to realize that he is from New Mexico
     
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    Shouldn't that be New Meh-hee-ko?
     
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    It should................
     
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    Actually it is worse than that. I am from Florida. You know all of us buck toothed racists.
     
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    I thought all of you were blue and silver-haired Canadians.
     
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    or is that Blue and Gray

    Is it possible that RevMitchell played in the move "A Southern Yankee" with Red Skelton?
     
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    I married one of those - Canadians that is, eh. She wasn't blue and silvered haired then and she ain't now. Upkeep is a little higher these days keeping the grey away but she's worth it. She also keeps me from going to Jo-ja. She's afraid I'll start putting ice cubes in my tea. :laugh:

    Didn't mean to dump on you RevMitchell. Spelling nazism is a great thread derailing technique. Thought I'd give it a shot. Did I mention my not-so-blue-haired Canadian bride? When we were dating back in the day she returned one of my love letters all marked up like she was my English teacher. Spelling, punctuation, grammar; you name it. I said, "Baby, where do you get off correcting my English. You don't even speak English. You talk Canadian, eh."
     
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    No worries mate...uh sorry wrong country. I'll try again:

    Don't you worry it's not aboot me. There we go!
     
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