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A new Serious Single Issue topic

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Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:17:20

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Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:18:49

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Hullygully Mon 30-Sep-13 11:19:04

That is a fantastic idea. I would definitely leave people to it if it was clear they wanted to stay serious and single-issue.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 30-Sep-13 11:21:04

Thirded.

Does that make it carried?

TantrumsAndBalloons Mon 30-Sep-13 11:21:24

It is a very good idea

HorryIsUpduffed Mon 30-Sep-13 11:22:21

I think I some people default to _Chat because the topics are so complicated that unless it's a very obviously Becoming Parents: Pregnancy or Education: Primary Education (etc) thread one simply can't decide or even find where to put it.

But you mean a "Talk About Anything, But Stay The Fuck On Topic" place?

Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:23:08

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Posting most places the thread just gets lost I think.

Trills Mon 30-Sep-13 11:27:53

"Stay the fuck on topic" sounds like a nice idea, but will people actually do it? smile

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 30-Sep-13 11:28:48

I think a serious chat topic would solve a lot of arguments in fairness.

Not sure what it could be called though. 'Serious chat' sounds rubbish.

'Topical discussions' maybe?

Hullygully Mon 30-Sep-13 11:29:22

I think so Trills, if they were keen enough to start one in that section in the first place.

The more flittery of us could just stay away and not piss them off unintentionally.

ArrowToTheKnee Mon 30-Sep-13 11:30:32

Some of the best threads come from unintentional derailments...

Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:31:22

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Hullygully Mon 30-Sep-13 11:31:33

They do. But we wouldn't lose those, because not everyone minds derailments or indeed sees them as such.

This would be for people who don't like it and see it as the B word.

Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:32:32

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Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:34:15

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ArrowToTheKnee Mon 30-Sep-13 11:36:20

Fair enough. But really shouldn't they just avoid chat? If they get arsey because people are chatting in chat, then surely they're in the wrong place!

Just tell them to bugger off and use the topics properly.

Pagwatch Mon 30-Sep-13 11:41:12

I think it's a very good idea.
What about 'single issue debate'

If people do post in chat then they can get it moved if the more casual level of responses starts to feel like derailment....to them....

Or 'my thread, my rules' might suit some <innocent face>

Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:41:37

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Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:42:29

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Pagwatch Mon 30-Sep-13 11:47:06

'My thread my rules' would be great.
I would post 'and don't take that tone with me young lady' and send people to their rooms to think about their behaviour.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 30-Sep-13 11:49:07

"My thread my rules" would rock very hard. I'm all over that one.

'Single issue debate' is a good topic name. I think MPlural is right though. I think there's a danger that posters more prone to taking offence might see it as labelling them 'humourless'.

It's a tricky one and no mistake.

Hullygully Mon 30-Sep-13 11:59:55

but but but

the complaint is about derailment.

if the complaint is sincere, then a dedicated single issue topic would address that complaint

and we could all talk bollocks about something else...

Maryz Mon 30-Sep-13 12:04:05

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RandallPinkFloyd Mon 30-Sep-13 12:04:41

Well yes, that's idea, but I can envisage there being a certain type of poster seeing it as them being banished for being dull.

I hope I'm wrong but going on my experience of that personality type it would be my prediction sadly.

It would be good to see some people who don't like derailments on here actually. I'd genuinely like to hear what they think about the idea.

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