This is a perennial gripe for some of us, I know, where posters post in Aibu "for extra traffic". Imho, it's a rude type of queue-jumping.
Today I've seen threads about music playlists, weaning, breakdown cover, job interview technique, train tickets to name but a few in Aibu.
I sometimes go though a spate of reporting threads (but wonder if I'm being a bit petty). When you report a thread, there is the option to report as spam. Would it be possible to have another button saying "report as not Aibu" or "in wrong topic".
The problem is, who is to judge whether a thread should be in AIBU? If the poster wants it there, then surely there it should stay, unless it is likely to get more support elsewhere, if i don't want to read a thread, i just don't.
Hello. We're always happy to move a thread if it's obviously in the wrong place.
For example: AIBU where's the best place to buy a pram?
And in general, we are pretty much in favour of folks using as many of our topics as possible.
But we're not the thread police. If someone posts a thread in the wrong place "just for traffic" (and it was reported), we'd probably drop them a line and suggest they posted in the right topic, where they might get fewer replies (although a great number of topics are far more active than some folks think) but those replies would probably be more knowledgeable/helpful/etc
But what actual harm does it do? It's a bit head girlish imo. It's an internet forum, not the filing dept of the library. I'm not really how you would do it? Most AIBU questions have 2 or 3 topics technically in it
AIBU to think that my child's teacher should have put them in the choir? - education, parenting or music?
To me, it just seems a slippery slope towards moderation by fellow posters and that's not for me.
I don't really get the queue analogy, you don't have to answer AIBU in order and queues? I don't get the reverance