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[Merged] What the hell happened to Off Topic - May 29 @ 11:53am

Everything thread has been deleted and there is only this weird archive stuff now.
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Housekeeping, I presume. They could be giving OT a clean slate and mass-lock the old posts.
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I predict a lot of the old threads will be recreated in the new forum and the chaos will continue.
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iEyeCaptain wrote:
May 29th, 2012 11:58 am
I predict a lot of the old threads will be recreated in the new forum and the chaos will continue.

Did you read the new rules? I know you had to check the yes you understood and agree to them to post on OT. ;) If problematic threads are recreated, there will be no tolerance when it comes to breaking the new rules. ;)
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We have rebooted Off Topic for a fresh start! We are going to tighten up on the rules in Off Topic. The biggest change is that we are not allowing Political discussions anymore and will be cracking down on the racism, bickering, taunting, overall rudeness and most of all trolling that has showing up in the past little while.

We want to get back to a Off Topic forum that will welcome all and be a fun, friendly place to chat about topics that don't belong anywhere else on the site.

Not the hostile, rude, trolling forum that it currently was.

I will transfer back good threads from the old Off Topic. If you would like to see a thread returned, please let me know and a decision will be made on it.

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iEyeCaptain wrote:
May 29th, 2012 11:58 am
I predict a lot of the old threads will be recreated in the new forum and the chaos will continue.
This will not happen.
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Am I the only one who thought off topic was just fine the way it was? A little intense debating, political conversation, etc etc, is actually fun. The new rules are only going to water everything down and make it boring
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anyone care to explain?
offtopic archives? why are ALL the threads there?

im so confused
It seems to be getting harder.. distinguishing reality from the illusions people make for us, or the ones we make for ourselves.
I don't know. Maybe that's part of the plan, to make me think I'm crazy....... it's working.

and before you know it, crazy becomes normal..
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oranr wrote:
May 29th, 2012 12:07 pm
I will transfer back good threads from the old Off Topic. If you would like to see a thread returned, please let me know and a decision will be made on it.
Thanks!

Because I believe there are some good, active, rule abiding threads in OT that deserve to be continued in the new OT.
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May 29th, 2012 12:06 pm
Did you read the new rules? I know you had to check the yes you understood and agree to them to post on OT. ;) If problematic threads are recreated, there will be no tolerance when it comes to breaking the new rules. ;)

I spent a similar amount of time reading the new rules as I do reading the iTunes user agreements (which... for the sake not being banned, could be anywhere between 0 minutes to 120 minutes ;) )

New question - most trolling, rude comments etc come from a select few members. I find that most are respectful, most of the time. Was a stricter, lower tolerance system of handing out punishment discussed?
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It's not like the old threads are gone, anyhow. They're still there. You just can't contribute (at the moment) to them.

That said, I think the You Laugh You Lose deserves consideration in being returned.
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It seems to be getting harder.. distinguishing reality from the illusions people make for us, or the ones we make for ourselves.
I don't know. Maybe that's part of the plan, to make me think I'm crazy....... it's working.

and before you know it, crazy becomes normal..
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gei wrote:
May 29th, 2012 12:20 pm
Am I the only one who thought off topic was just fine the way it was? A little intense debating, political conversation, etc etc, is actually fun. The new rules are only going to water everything down and make it boring

same.. only came to this site for off topic..
It seems to be getting harder.. distinguishing reality from the illusions people make for us, or the ones we make for ourselves.
I don't know. Maybe that's part of the plan, to make me think I'm crazy....... it's working.

and before you know it, crazy becomes normal..
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oranr wrote:
May 29th, 2012 12:07 pm
I will transfer back good threads from the old Off Topic. If you would like to see a thread returned, please let me know and a decision will be made on it.
You Laugh You Lose!

Always a good one. It can come back with images monitored more closely if NSFW was an issue.

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