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OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: MikeF
Date: December 22, 2005 03:01PM
There are a lot of things in this category that certainly don't fall within a "Tips and Deals" category. Some are pretty obvious by the subject, some not.

Does there need to be a voluntary "OT" marking?

Or a "SOT" or "SWOT" for "Somewhat Off Topic"? Or a "MBOT" for "Might Be Off Topic" or "ITOT" for "I Think Off Topic" or "Is This Off Topic" for those uncertain entries?

Or is it just a free-for-all? Or should the two categories just be merged into a single forum?

Preference? Vote?
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 22, 2005 03:03PM
No "OT". For god's sake, if someone is offended by reading a thread that is "off topic" they can go to another forum. Please let's not start that circus over here.

Personally I have always felt that the "OT" thing was some sort of passive aggressive nonsense.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2005 03:07PM by $tevie.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: Stavs
Date: December 22, 2005 03:24PM
Can we cuss?
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: December 22, 2005 03:27PM
I think OWC Larry said they were working on an OT flag but until then people can figure it out for themselves. It's not like marking OT right now will do anything.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: December 22, 2005 03:29PM
Stavs, one way to find out....

$tevie, I completely %^*&$ agree with every *(&%#% word.

(I was just testing and won't make a habit of it).

Ok, I went back and edited it. Trust me, it doesn't filter winking smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2005 03:34PM by (vikm).
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: Stavs
Date: December 22, 2005 03:30PM
I wanted to say Windows you in the Merry Christmas post.

(testing as well!)


Edited by Admin.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2005 05:43PM by owc jon.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: davester
Date: December 22, 2005 03:39PM
I sincerely doubt that anybody at the other forum ever even used the @!#$@#@! OT filter so there's no point.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: JJ_TKOB
Date: December 22, 2005 03:45PM
I mark mine as OT, but I don't care if others do or do not.





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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: bangman
Date: December 22, 2005 03:48PM
The choice is yours. If I feel my topic is OT I'll mark it as such.

Some days I go looking for the OT topics as I don't want to deal with computers/deals as much.



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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: DavidS
Date: December 22, 2005 04:16PM
At another place it seemed that there were so many off-topic posts that it would have been easier instead to have "OT" stand for ON-TOPIC and mark those instead.

However, the off-topic posts are usually the more interesting anyway.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: December 22, 2005 04:16PM
I used the OT filter. Not all the time, but still, I did use it when the general mood was pissy or the forum was full of in-jokes and "Six minutes into..." threads.

I haven't seen a need for it here. Not yet.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: pinion
Date: December 22, 2005 04:31PM
I really like things just the way they are right now.






---“What you permit, you promote. What you allow, you encourage. What you condone, you own.”
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: December 22, 2005 04:39PM
Yes, Off Topic - or better yet, mac, deals, friendly and spirited might do well, too, yes?
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: MacMission
Date: December 22, 2005 05:32PM
I like it the way it is.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 22, 2005 06:26PM
LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE! please.






Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: vicrock
Date: December 22, 2005 07:08PM
I wonder if there is anyone who can look at a topic like "should I buy an Accura or a Lexus" and not know that it is not about Macs?

We really don't need micromanagement - IMO, if it makes you feel better to mark it OT, go ahead - but it won't offend me if you don't.
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: December 22, 2005 07:23PM
The LESS interference . . . the BETTER . . . Don't you usually want LESS involvement from figures of authority when you are trying to get REAL WORK done????? What's the difference here?????

No OT designation is needed . . . YES, we expect you to use your brain!!!!! Sorry if that is simply TOO much for you to take . . . OTHER FORUMS NEED YOUR HELP!!!!

drinking smiley cheers



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace
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Re: OT: Do things need to be marked "Off Topic"
Posted by: rexrzer
Date: December 22, 2005 07:25PM
If you feel like marking your post OT, then by all means do so. I don't think (and I hope) that this forum will ever get so *^%#$%&** messed up like the 'other place' is/was, so let's try and keep it as different from there as possible. The lesser amount of formatting suits this place just fine.

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