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TychaBrahe

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What would everyone say...
« on: September 23, 2011, 06:01:46 PM »
...to changing the name of the "General Categories" section to "General Etiquette" or something?

I find that a lot of people are misinterpreting sections like "Family and Children" or "dating and relationship" or "Holidays" to be about general topics related to those categories.  They are not.  They are intended for etiquette issues related to dating and relationships or family and children or holidays.  So we get poems kids wrote and people asking for relationship advice and discussions of Halloween costumes.  All of those belong in the Coffee Break section, which is intended for discussions not related to etiquette.

I realize I'm being pedantic, but I don't spend a lot of time in the Coffee Break section, and it bugs me when these topics begin to clutter up the etiquette section.
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Re: What would everyone say...
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 06:42:24 PM »
I don't think you're being pedantic.  I'm sort of your opposite - I spend most of my eHell time in the off-topic section, so I expect to see off-topic stuff that might interest me there, not in other, etiquette-related parts of the board. 

I don't want to miss anything!   8)




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Re: What would everyone say...
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 06:44:00 PM »
...to changing the name of the "General Categories" section to "General Etiquette" or something?

I find that a lot of people are misinterpreting sections like "Family and Children" or "dating and relationship" or "Holidays" to be about general topics related to those categories.  They are not.  They are intended for etiquette issues related to dating and relationships or family and children or holidays.  So we get poems kids wrote and people asking for relationship advice and discussions of Halloween costumes.  All of those belong in the Coffee Break section, which is intended for discussions not related to etiquette.

I realize I'm being pedantic, but I don't spend a lot of time in the Coffee Break section, and it bugs me when these topics begin to clutter up the etiquette section.

Totally agree. I see a lot of parenting problems and advice q's in Family & Chilldren. (and I have two kids).

It really isn't about that.

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Re: What would everyone say...
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 07:19:35 PM »
...to changing the name of the "General Categories" section to "General Etiquette" or something?

I find that a lot of people are misinterpreting sections like "Family and Children" or "dating and relationship" or "Holidays" to be about general topics related to those categories.  They are not.  They are intended for etiquette issues related to dating and relationships or family and children or holidays.  So we get poems kids wrote and people asking for relationship advice and discussions of Halloween costumes.  All of those belong in the Coffee Break section, which is intended for discussions not related to etiquette.

I realize I'm being pedantic, but I don't spend a lot of time in the Coffee Break section, and it bugs me when these topics begin to clutter up the etiquette section.

It's a great idea!
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Re: What would everyone say...
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 07:11:24 AM »
Totally agree, TychaBrahe!!!

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Re: What would everyone say...
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 08:53:53 AM »
I vote yes!
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