Thread hijacking

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Thread hijacking

Postby beardie » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:00 pm

Thread hijacking is when a discussion goes into a tangent that is not in the spirit or intent of the original poster's post.

Essentially, don't hijack other people's discussion threads. It is understandable that a thread may evolve into many topics, but it should generally be done with the consent or direction of the original poster. A comment on a related topic is okay. However, if it looks like the thread is going away from its original purpose, and the original topic was not brought to a closure, please do not contribute to the hijacking of a thread.

You may, POLITELY, suggest everyone try to get back on topic, if you see a thread going off-topic. Something like "hey everyone... let's try to stay on topic for the original poster" should be well-received.
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