What's up with the Marans thread?

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Darth Egger, Nov 17, 2010.

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  1. Darth Egger

    Darth Egger New Egg

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    It's under the "Breeds, Genetics & Showing" forum, but it's more "Random Rambling Lonely Housewives' Club" than anything.

    The reason I ask is that I'd like to start one where we can actually discuss Marans with some semblance of science and logic and spare the crochet chat, but that would apparently be against the rules?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Ah, the "dreaded" question. [​IMG]

    I think that after a lot of people with a common interest get comfortable together, the conversation expands into personal lives. It's called making friends. I'm fairly sure that most BYC members are here not just for the chickens but also for socializing with like minded people.

    It seems a thread made only for a small group, excluding most of the members of BYC, would be inappropriate if others were actively discouraged from participating. Judging by your comments above, it would be a very lonely thread.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Ah, the "dreaded" question. [​IMG]

    I think that after a lot of people with a common interest get comfortable together, the conversation expands into personal lives. It's called making friends. I'm fairly sure that most BYC members are here not just for the chickens but also for socializing with like minded people.

    It seems a thread made only for a small group, excluding most of the members of BYC, would be inappropriate if others were actively discouraged from participating. Judging by your comments above, it would be a very lonely thread.

    hahaha...good one ranchhand. I think some "return" members think we're all idiots and don't know them when we see them.
     
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  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Sorry to say this but I am seriously offended by this and I for one do not mind a little off topic conversation for the sake of keeping it a little more peaceful for all if it takes attention away from the nastiness that occurs from time to time.

    Just my opinion.
     
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  5. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    You know I've posted many times on threads that seem to be "buddy" threads and most times are welcomed, but it is true, when you come across some incredible people with similar interests it can be hard to keep the personal stuff out of the thread.

    Maybe we can develop a similar thing like instant messaging on byc..wow I'd never get any work done!
     
  6. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you don't care for the way a thread is going, tactfully steer it back on topic and if that doesn't work, either report it or bow out. Seems simple enough, really. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We definitely know it is a tricky balance and appreciate the different points of view.

    In general we want the topics outside of Random Ramblings to more-or-less stay on topic... especially the discussions in the forums found under the category "Raising BackYard Chickens".

    A little off topic discussion isn't usually a problem, but if a non random ramblings thread goes way off topic and turns into a chat thread the moderators may step in and ask that another thread be started for chatting. Hopefully the members will "self-moderate" in these situations and will say, "Hey, let's start a new thread to talk about xxxyyy so we don't take this one off course."
     
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