Thread derailment and off topic banter

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by 459b, 24 Jan 2013.

  1. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    There's been a recent trend of a lot of threads going way off topic. We do like bit of banter and fun, but please remember that this is still a forum about marine aquariums. New members do not always appreciate the sometimes personal comments and don't want to have to sift through pages of nonesense to get an answer. One reason I come here is for the personal replies that can only be gaind from a forum, but a few threads have gone way too far lately. We have a Sump section for random chat, so please use it.
    And I'm not going to be tolerating personal attacks anymore. If you can't make an informative, grown up reply, then don't respond. This is a family forum so please make posts that you'd be happy to have your own children read.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, i agree 100%
     
  4. RiaanP

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    hopefully will also stop personal attacks, normally happening on off topic bantering.

    Thanks
     
  5. carlosdeandrade

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    Thanks and please can sponsors take direct questions and answer them instead of moaning and taking things personally. A proper answer prevents things escalating.
     
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  7. mandarinman

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    Oh and sponsors are big enough to defend their own ptoducts so please can self appointed martyrs back off.
     
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    What do you need explained
     
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  10. Sidney

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    Hi Guys

    Sorry for posting a video from YouTube and causing a fight on the forum.:imsorry::imsorry::imsorry::imsorry::imsorry::imsorry::imsorry::imsorry:
    It is my next piece of hardware that I must buy and just wanted some input from the guys.
    A fight on the forum wasn't my intention. :blush:( I didn't even get a chance to ask some questions.):blush::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Na You bunch of guys on the forum are okay. I Still like you ALL.:blue:
     
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    I think it's us that need to apologise to you. You will see, as you spend more time on here, many feel very strongly about products they buy, WHY, because they feel they chose the correct product. They will always protect their choices and how they do things, NO ONE likes to be wrong, and many will never say that they made bad choices, it's just the way us humans are programmed.
    Don't be disheartened by all the banter.
    Keep reefing and reading, keep them questions coming!:)
     
  13. Sidney

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    Na. Not a problem , Still addicted to the hobby and loving it. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  14. irie ivan

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    Finding it really hard to not comment....... Mods please stop me least I derail this one too....
     
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    Bout time someone said tht
     
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    Lmao
     
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