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Off Topic Forum

Postby Dubbin1 » Thu 2006-02-09, 22:23:37

Considering most of the traffic in the General forum is off topic for Geocaching maybe a Off Topic Forum should be started. Everytime I check the forum and see that there is a new post I get disappointed to see that it is almost always the MENSA Madness!, LAST POST STANDING II or the POST-A-JOKE threads. All of which have nothing to do with Geocaching.

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Re: Off Topic Forum

Postby McCombRef » Fri 2006-02-10, 16:56:51

Being that I am as guilty as anyone for posting in the Post a joke and Mensa threads, I would be OK with having an Off Topic forum.

I guess the only thing I see wrong with it is that the most recent list will still show the 10 most recent posts regardless of what forum they are located in.

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Re: Off Topic Forum

Postby GoodDog » Fri 2006-02-10, 21:35:44

You mean instead of General or Event etc. put up something like Off Topic.? I wouldn't care, but don't think it's really necessary. Lots of stuff in the forums aren't necessairly geocaching related. The forums are just getting to be fun and gain a wider audience.

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Re: Off Topic Forum

Postby Dubbin1 » Fri 2006-02-10, 23:19:23

GoodDog wrote:You mean instead of General or Event etc. put up something like Off Topic.? I wouldn't care, but don't think it's really necessary. Lots of stuff in the forums aren't necessairly geocaching related. The forums are just getting to be fun and gain a wider audience.


Most forums have some sort off off topic place to chat in. I come here looking for caching info and really don't care much for the off topic chat. That is the only reason that I suggested it. It just gets to be a pain when I see there are new posts and go into the forum only to find out that it is in one of the threads that I mentioned above. I just think it would help clean things up a little better is all.

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Re: Off Topic Forum

Postby Hydnckr » Sat 2006-02-11, 03:34:02

Dubbin1 wrote:Most forums have some sort off off topic place to chat in. I come here looking for caching info and really don't care much for the off topic chat. That is the only reason that I suggested it. It just gets to be a pain when I see there are new posts and go into the forum only to find out that it is in one of the threads that I mentioned above. I just think it would help clean things up a little better is all.


I agree with that. The off topic forum would be simple to set up too (I assume)

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Re: Off Topic Forum

Postby remark2000 » Sat 2006-02-11, 23:15:26

I can agree with an off topic forum, but to tell you the truth I actually enjoy the non geocaching topics. Anything that takes my mind off the non geocaching world, which is a big reason I got into geocaching to begin with. :lol:
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Re: Off Topic Forum

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2006-12-30, 05:10:13

For some reason it took a while for us to get around to setting up the "Off Topic Forum" category.

Of course most of the work was moving things around once the category was created.

Thanks for the idea!
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