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
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
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.
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".