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21. Posted:

I think I only got into one argument after that I've done what I can to avoid arguments I either don't reply anymore or I just say that I don't want to argue, anyways I'm sorry if I caused any problems here but I'll try to do my best to keep myself (and if I can others) out of trouble. I'm also scared of "the one" coming after me XD

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Is passive agressive sarcasm and ad hominem attacks still cool though?

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@edhe: it depends on the situaion — that kind of thing is very borderline. if you find it questionable, report it, but under most circumstances as long as no one's being directly attacked, we may merely step in to ask people to chill and focus on the topic at hand, not one another.

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theblackdragon wrote:

When replying to a topic, don't; unless you have something meaningful to say or something that will contribute to the discussion.

I just wanted to ask what is the extent of this.

Some view that (best example possible) threads going into iOS discussion is deviating far away from the topic that is at the top of the page. If the topic has flowed that way do you just let the discussion carry on or does someone step in?

obviously if i just posted gaga in a thread randomly (as awesome as that would be) it would be deemed off-topic.

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Aviator wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

When replying to a topic, don't; unless you have something meaningful to say or something that will contribute to the discussion.

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I just wanted to ask what is the extent of this.

Some view that (best example possible) threads going into iOS discussion is deviating far away from the topic that is at the top of the page. If the topic has flowed that way do you just let the discussion carry on or does someone step in?

obviously if i just posted gaga in a thread randomly (as awesome as that would be) it would be deemed off-topic.

I'm guessing it would depend on how the topic "flowed." If someone just randomly posted something about iOS only to get an emotional reaction from another, then yeah, that is off-topic IMO. However, if iOS comparisons are made logically (Ex: comparing an iOS game to a relevant touchscreen game with similar controls) then I suppose it is all well and good just so long as it doesn't blow up into an "I'm right, you're a troll" kind of argument.

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27. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

When replying to a topic, don't; unless you have something meaningful to say or something that will contribute to the discussion.

I just wanted to ask what is the extent of this.

Some view that (best example possible) threads going into iOS discussion is deviating far away from the topic that is at the top of the page. If the topic has flowed that way do you just let the discussion carry on or does someone step in

sorry, i didn't see this when you posted it, apparently — it depends on the situation. did someone bust into the 3DS Friend Codes thread with a rant about their day at school and how their teacher assigned too much homework, or did that same person decide to share their PSN/XBLA user information as well as their 3DS FC and a few other users joined in to share their other-console info? or in another case, has a topic derailed into yet another tail-chasing argument between rabid fans from both sides of the tangent, or is it a mature discussion between individuals who are honestly listening to each other and countering one another's points like rational human beings?

in short, each situation is different, and that particular rule gives us just enough leeway to cover not only users with nothing better to rebut an argument with 'go away troll', but also useless 'first comment' replies, users flooding articles with silly statements for the lulz (it happens, especially now with the live-comment system), people with nothing better to do but advertise other websites or products in our article and forum threads, and other useless BS.. To be honest, until a thread is reported (thus letting me know that someone's having a problem), I'm more likely to let tangents slide as long as they've had something to do with the natural flow of the discussion.

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29. Posted:

Out of curiosity, what does tl;dr stand for? :O

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30. Posted:

LztheBlehBird wrote:

Out of curiosity, what does tl;dr stand for? :O

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31. Posted:

turtlelink wrote:

LztheBlehBird wrote:

Out of curiosity, what does tl;dr stand for? :O

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32. Posted:

Wait turtle link don't read? Don't you mean turtle link don't roast?

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turtlelink wrote:

LztheBlehBird wrote:

Out of curiosity, what does tl;dr stand for? :O

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Nice :D

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34. Posted:

Why is this thread derailing ?
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35. Posted:

Yeah guys let's get back on topic and talk about why talking about Nintendo badly is being talked about so much.

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36. Posted:

LordOtakWiiU wrote:

Yeah guys let's get back on topic and talk about why talking about Nintendo badly is being talked about so much.

Probably because Nintendo is bad in a lot of people's eyes :)

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37. Posted:

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just because

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38. Posted:

the_shpydar wrote:

42.
just because

what, no rabbits?

and can you guys be serious for once? :(

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turtlelink wrote:

LztheBlehBird wrote:

Out of curiosity, what does tl;dr stand for? :O

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Why So Serious?
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