Author Topic: Proliferation of off topic threads  (Read 1315 times)

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Proliferation of off topic threads
« on: July 03, 2017, 08:13:37 AM »
I’m becoming very frustrated with the number of “off-topic” threads that are proliferating in the “General Discussion” subforum.  Some examples:
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/inequality-the-long-view/ (clearly political thread, should have been in “off-topic”)
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/tolerance-of-racism-and-homophobia-on-this-site/ (thread about moderation, should have been in forum info and FAQs)
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/poll-government-expenses/ (clearly political thread, should have been in “off-topic”)
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/would-the-earth-be-a-better-place-if-mankind-no-longer-existed/ (another thread that should be in “off-topic”)
Arguably the “Robots and their impact on the future” thread is off-topic too.
Having so many off topic threads is really taking away from what I feel the purpose of the forum is: to discuss ways to improve your finances and live a cheaper and better lifestyle.

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Re: Proliferation of off topic threads
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 09:06:30 AM »
The description of "Welcome and General Discussion" includes:
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This is also an area to have general discussions about random topics that don't fit elsewhere.

Some are taking that differently than others.  I'm sorry that it is inconvenient for you to wade through what you see as incorrectly categorized threads.  You can try flagging them to be moved and/or volunteering to be a mod.  From the outside, it looks like the mods have been pretty busy lately stamping out abusive speech and company shills.

Maybe you could suggest that the description of the category be changed to specify "...about random financial/frugality topics..."
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Re: Proliferation of off topic threads
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 11:20:20 AM »
MODERATOR NOTE:
Every post has a button in the bottom right that says "Report to moderator."

Feel free to click that button on the first post in a thread and write a short note that the thread needs to be moved to X category.

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