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Threadjacking [edit: has been] a problem [and is being addressed in feature development]

Last posted Dec 31, 2009 at 12:52PM EST. Added Dec 30, 2009 at 02:34PM EST
88 posts from 16 users

Seriously everyone stop. It is getting old. If you want to have a post about magibon, fanart, trains, or whatever make a thread about it. Do not jack someone else’s.

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:34PM EST

So this problem is going to be fixed? Very good.

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:42PM EST

I really dont know how you can address threadjacking, I mean threads go off topic all the time….

An instant banhammer would be too harsh?

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:47PM EST

I believe in harshness to deal with trolls (and vandals).

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:48PM EST

uh, thats what happened to /b/. And then /b/ was never the same again.

Everyone left, went somewhere else.

The interwebs its supposed to be fun right? Too harsh of rules doesnt make funs.

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:52PM EST

But we must know our internet history. Its just as important.

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:53PM EST

That’s a good idea. (But maybe 6 hours would be better)

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:54PM EST

Threadjacking isn’t THAT bad, is it? When its occasional and not extreme…

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:57PM EST

That would mean you would be banned anytime you post, Watcher, for you are always showing your hatred of /b/ or “the dark side of Internet (baaaaaw)” whenever you can, even if the topic doesn’t in any way talk about it.

While I also believe that harshness and “fear inspired by those who got the power instead of being too much friendly” are the only way to deal with trolls, flooders and spammers, you should look into the mirror before judging others, next time.

Dec 30, 2009 at 02:58PM EST

Well excuuuuse me Princess. Just because I hate the giant shock image that is /b/ doesn’t mean that I am trolling.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:00PM EST

Well of course when the spams and trolls are unfunny and obvious then you do throw the banhammer but still… I like lax rules that keep order but still keep the fun environment in play.

Berry-kun is raging again. Maybe you should change your avatar.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:01PM EST

Occasional threadjacking is okay, but excessive should be -1 karma, or a 5 minute time out.
Better yet, just delete the posts and get back on topic.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:02PM EST

well when you overly express your feelings people get tired of it and just want you to keep your opinions to yourself
and that is sometimes mistaken for trolling

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:02PM EST

Awww, but I like thread jacking. Its fun, like Blah said. If you want the thread back, just keep it going like the hijack never happened.

If there is a banhammer, I will bawwwwwwww.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:03PM EST

Tonberrys in every FF games seem to grunt when they move. Does that count as raging ?
If so, my avatar remains ideal, I think.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:04PM EST

No, but the Instant kill chef’s knife counts as raging.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:05PM EST

There is a banhammer, but if you’re not a troll you probably won’t see it.

Personally, I don’t really see this as that big a deal. We’ve got bigger problems than threadjacking and I’d like those to be addressed first.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:06PM EST


Must be raging asian guy. no exceptions.

Or this one (only exception):

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:07PM EST

Okay, but only when I forgot to put it in between the < flash of anger > command…

Edit: There.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:08PM EST

We need to all get back to documenting the memes.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:10PM EST

I have motivation. And time. So I will improve my entries.

I am sorry for complaining so much about everything. I guess I kind of seem like an ass.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:13PM EST

Nah, it’s natural to get angry every now and then. But for something as minor as this, it does kinda seem like you’re overreacting.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:15PM EST

I am kind of in a bad mood today. Vandals on wikis.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:17PM EST

You are taking the webs too seriously… Maybe you should take a chill pill.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:18PM EST

Chill mode engaged.
I will attempt to calm down.

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:19PM EST

In my opinion, it’s ok to post somewhat irrelevant posts if everyone generally stays on topic.
Also, some threads deserve to be threadjacked, such as “Would you like to pet my duck?”

Dec 30, 2009 at 03:37PM EST

You’re not supposed to threadjack meme thursday with babies.

Dec 30, 2009 at 04:00PM EST

Now that was comedy! I loved the babies! And you don’t ever hate on the babies @Real Genius! EVAR!

Dec 30, 2009 at 04:09PM EST

Ok, here’s my two cents.

If a thread is absolutely FUNing retarded, I will jack it. Since you cannot sage threads on KYM, this seems to be the only way to get people to stop posting in threads.

I.e. Trolling threads, most of my own threads (actually, ALL of my own threads), etc.

If someone is intentionally trolling ban them. But don’t ban them for threadjacking. That’s retarded, period.

Dec 30, 2009 at 04:10PM EST

@Mr. F

I have to be honest. The baby threadjacking was actually kind of annoying. A cat threadjack is fine too, though.

Dec 30, 2009 at 04:11PM EST

BUT IT WAS CHRISTMAS!!! And it was all in good fun. I didn’t mean to be annoying. Sorry if that was.

Dec 30, 2009 at 04:13PM EST

Ahh, don’t worry. Me and the other two banditos (Frketson & Tombery) have had our share of threadjacking as well (Jack Black threads). It’s awwwwright!!

Dec 30, 2009 at 04:15PM EST

Black Jack? Who said anything about Black Jack? Don’t you mean Jack Black? lol

Anyways, that’s for me to know and you to find out.

Dec 30, 2009 at 04:19PM EST

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