Why isn't this thread moved to the industry forum?

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  1. chrono1081, Jul 16, 2012
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    chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I have a question...

    This thread here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1404795

    has nothing to do with the iPhone but is in the iPhone forums instead of the Industry forum where something like this belongs.

    When reported to the mods for movement, the request was ignored yet the entire thread was "cleansed" of the people suggesting this thread be moved to the proper place. Whats even more strange is there are many arguments in the thread that are still there. I don't understand the reasoning behind this.

    No one can honestly look at this thread and not realize its a bait thread. It has nothing to do with the iPhone yet its in the iPhone forums.

    I don't understand Macrumors position on threads like this. I thought if it was off topic it should be moved to the appropriate forum. By leaving it in the iPhone forum and deleting the suggestions from users to move it it simply lets the thread itself keep on baiting.

    So the question is, should we even bother reporting off topic threads? What rule is this thread following that allows it to be there?
     
  2. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Disregards the mods moved it.

    Thank you mods for helping keep Macrumors cleaned up :)
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Lets put it the other way; what rule is it breaking if it's in the iPhone forum? None, because we don't have a rule that states all not-strictly-related-to-iPhone threads should be posted in the Industry forum.

    We haven't had a strict policy about threads/posts about other smartphone platforms. iPhone is a smartphone, hence it has made sense to keep other smartphone related threads in the iPhone forum as well.

    We are well aware of this "issue" and improvements are on the way.

    If you reply to a thread that it's in a wrong place, you become part of the problem. We don't need backseat moderation. The OP can't move the thread even if he wanted to, so there is absolutely no point in replying that it's in a wrong forum. The only thing you will be doing is creating us more work. And yes, all those posts are off-topic and will be deleted.
     
  4. cyks macrumors 68020

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    From the Rules page:

    That thread (and numerous other Android and 'vs' threads) aren't created to discuss Apple news and rumors, any other aspect of Apple products or to give help to fellow users.
     
  5. annk Administrator

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    Everything Hellhammer said is spot-on, but I'd like to emphasise one thing in particular. If you reply in a thread only to question it's existence or location, your posts are off-topic and create more work for the moderators.

    If you feel there's a problem with a post or thread, there's one correct way to deal with it - via a post report. All reports are read and many are discussed, so if a report isn't acted on in the way you expect, it's because it was determined that there was no problem (or - as in the case you mention - that the problem was something else).
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    What is wrong with you people? If you don't want to read about Android, don't click the damn thread. Quite frankly,the complaining about this is more annoying than the Android threads. [/IMO]
     
  7. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I vote for a thread for mobile news, giving all these Android posts a better home.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This works but people will still undoubtedly complain.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I suspect this is one of those things, like death and taxes, that simply cannot be avoided
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    Being the looky loo check out the wreck kinda guy I am I had to read this thread..


    Telling people to just not go into a thread doesn't make it miraculously go away.

    The person still knows its there. And for some thats enough.
     
  11. annk Administrator

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    Since the OP's question has been answered, I'll direct further discussion to the existing thread.
     
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