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Katana_Geldar:
I've noticed, particularly in the coffee break board users mini modding threads and it is kind of annoying. Anyone else notice this tendency?

perpetua:
Yes. It's very annoying. However I've noticed the mods stamping down on it fairly quickly and consistently.

MariaE:
Actually the mods tend to encourage people to self-mod as long as it's done respectfully. They're too busy to handle everything, so a simple, "Could the conversation about X please be moved to another thread?" has long been accepted and encouraged.

It's all in the wording.

Queen of Clubs:

--- Quote from: MariaE on June 17, 2013, 06:42:27 AM ---Actually the mods tend to encourage people to self-mod as long as it's done respectfully. They're too busy to handle everything, so a simple, "Could the conversation about X please be moved to another thread?" has long been accepted and encouraged.

It's all in the wording.

--- End quote ---

And Cass has already weighed in on the Special Snowflakes thread:


--- Quote from: cass2591 on June 17, 2013, 12:26:20 AM ---If you are concerned about the direction of a thread, click the notify mod button. Your post comes off as scolding, and I doubt anyone appreciates that.. A gentle "can we get back on track" is cool, too, but that's it.

--- End quote ---

So, yes, asking that a thread get back on topic is fine with the mods.

perpetua:
For me it all hinges on whether the diversion is reasonable or not, and whether it's genuine concern about the thread being shut down or just someone annoyed that people aren't posting about what they want to read about. If it's a natural short conversation that's arisen from the topic, someone steaming in and implying "you're not posting what I want to read about, stop it!" comes across as rude. Whereas if there are, say, ten pages of posts about fluffy kittens in a thread about shopping, it probably isn't rude to drop in a polite reminder.

It's all in the context for me.

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