Don't be afraid of the other forums!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Doctor Q, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    A friendly tip about the Community Discussion forum.

    Threads are easiest for people to find, now and in the future, if they are in the most specific forum that suits them. Many threads are posted here in the Community Discussion forum when they don't need to be.

    Here's some guidance:
    * Post news stories in the Current Events forum. Example: "Tom Cruise Eats Own Baby"

    * Post music-related threads in the Music Discussion forum. Example: "What's the name of this song?"

    * Post stories about websites, the Internet, Apple, Apple stores, Apple employees, and even technology in the Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion forum. Examples: "When will there be Apple stores in Arkansas?" or "How does the Internet archive work?"

    * and so on for the other forums.​
    We really do intend for this forum to be for "other" threads, those that don't belong in the other categories. When moderators spot threads that should be in more specific forums, they move them to the appropriate forum. That leaves plenty of topics here, including movies, TV, sports, personal problems, etc.

    I understand that people treat the Community Discussion forum as a place that is always "safe" to post in. That's true (except for subjects that qualify for the Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum), but people are more likely to find threads about music under Music, pictures under Pictures, etc. Threads don't have to be Mac-related to go in those other forums.

    Bottom line: Don't be shy about putting threads in the other forums.

    This is definitely not a big deal, just a tip about where to post your threads. Thanks for being here and thanks for listening! :)
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Shouldn't this go in the "Site and Forum Feedback" forum?

    :p :p
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Thanks Q, you organizational neat freak! :p ;) :D

    Everything in its place...
     
  4. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Ouch. That was harsh. Better watch out or your post will get deleted. Stupid cencorship... Wait, does this have to go in the Politics forum now?

    :p ;) :D
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    Do I have my own forum to post my daily bitching sessions yet?
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Some days, it seems like all of MR is your private bitching session forum.:rolleyes: :eek:















    :D :D
     
  7. vniow macrumors G4

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    I'm afraid of the Political forums though. It bit me once and left a nasty bruise. :eek:
     
  8. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Ooooh, ouch!

    Actually, I'm glad SilentPanda was ready with the jab. I had that same joke in my own post originally, but I took it out because I was already longwinded enough.

    The subject of this thread came up because we've already moved half a dozen threads in the past day, and I'm worried that the server might overheat from the friction caused by all the moving threads!
     
  9. iGary Guest

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    I know kinda where you live! :eek: :p
     
  10. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Meh. I've seen your temper displayed on Airline. I ain't ascared.:p
     
  11. calculus Guest

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    I missed that story...
     
  12. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    my bad

    It's what to expect when you venture into The Liberal Snakepit™
     
  13. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't say you "missed" it if you know what I mean...

    But this is the thread you "missed".
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Actually, you meant this thread...not the one about MWNY 2003. ;)
     
  15. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Ah you're right... I deleted a little too far to get rid of the &highlight=cruise... wait... no... I'll just edit my post! And say you're trying to defame me!

    Defamer!!!!
     
  16. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    How could I ever defame that cute little panda? :)
     
  17. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    That's exactly what the MR public would like to know...

    Defamer!
     
  18. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    :eek: I'm so sorry...I won't do it again...please forgive me...
     
  19. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm still waiting for the Wasteland to be opened up. That's probably my favourite forum. :)
     
  20. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I just spit water all over my desk.
     
  21. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    We're all waiting, and hoping, too :p
     
  22. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, no, but I do know that you should. :p
     
  23. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Hey, go easy on Doctor Q. Without him, MR would likely fall to pieces. :)
     
  24. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    here here dmw...;)
     
  25. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Yeah - same here.

    I'm afraid to go in there, nasty bitches who rip your heads off. :\

    Aren't I giving a friendly welcome to the politics + religion subforum! :p :p :D
     

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