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chucky chuckaluck
March 24th, 2008, 12:27 AM
my 'cool pet names' thread was just moved to the backyard. there wasn't anything at all controversial in the thread, so i'm wondering if there is a trend to make the cafe about OT linux/computer stuff and the backyard more about 'other'?

LaRoza
March 24th, 2008, 12:30 AM
my 'cool pet names' thread was just moved to the backyard. there wasn't anything at all controversial in the thread, so i'm wondering if there is a trend to make the cafe about OT linux/computer stuff and the backyard more about 'other'?

It seems to be up to the mod doing the moving.

The Backyard isn't a bad place, just a place with less restrictions on content (but still follow the CoC!)

Some seem to move a lot of threads there.

jken146
March 24th, 2008, 03:09 AM
my 'cool pet names' thread was just moved to the backyard. there wasn't anything at all controversial in the thread, so i'm wondering if there is a trend to make the cafe about OT linux/computer stuff and the backyard more about 'other'?

That's how I see the distinction.

chucky chuckaluck
March 24th, 2008, 04:12 AM
That's how I see the distinction.

it makes sense, but laroza seems to be suggesting it's more of a whimsical action on the part of rogue moderators. it might be well to establish some clarity on the matter.

kko1
March 24th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Now I don't talk about pets, because I have none, but if I did, I would certainly more likely engage in such conversations in a café than in somebody's backyard, unless I was trespassing on their property and the "pet" in question was the owner's dog hanging on my leg. :-P

But seriously, a distinction exists in the subforum descriptions:

Community Chat area for general discussion.

The Backyard is for debates, politics etc. Please try to keep it clean and professional. Please read the rules posted in the forum.

The distinction doesn't state any reason to limit the Café to "computering" talk only, there's only a distinction between "general discussion" and "debates".

In my opinion, creating another limitation (by moving threads*) would not be necessary or preferable. A Café is a place for people to meet and discuss whatever they like.

*) Then, it's another matter if people just like to start their threads in the Backyard. Then it's their own choice, and by choosing the Backyard instead of the Café they indicate their own preferences for the "discussion venue". In parallel, however, I would like posters to have an equal option to choose the Café for starting their discussion, unless the topic itself "prohibits" this choice.

(I don't hang out on the Backyard, but browsing the Backyard list of topics, many of them would seem fine in the Café as well. I don't know if this is the cause of forum evolution where people just "like to hang out" on the Backyard, or whether a lot of threads get moved there.)

Just my 2pence.

kko1

LaRoza
March 24th, 2008, 01:09 PM
it makes sense, but laroza seems to be suggesting it's more of a whimsical action on the part of rogue moderators. it might be well to establish some clarity on the matter.

Well, the only reason I would move anything to the backyard, is if it is political or religious. Otherwise, I don't bother.

Some mods I have seen have certain things they focus on. I am slightly more likely to notice derogatory comments about women, some notice profanity more, and some may be more likely to see a topic as a backyard subject.

It really doesn't matter, and I like the backyard better than the Cafe, because the Cafe (no offense) has some really silly topics in it. The Backyard isn't crystal, and has some ugly threads, but I find its content to be more interesting.

I am more likely to make a thread in the Backyard than the Cafe because of this.

If you really don't like the thread being in the Backyard, you could request it moved back, but I would consider the Backyard a better place anyway.

chucky chuckaluck
March 24th, 2008, 02:20 PM
in light of your explaination, laroza, i would prefer the pet name thread be in the cafe. if we're not limiting the cafe to computer related off topic material, then that's where it belongs, as it's pretty fluffy (no pet intended).

LaRoza
March 24th, 2008, 02:23 PM
in light of your explaination, laroza, i would prefer the pet name thread be in the cafe. if we're not limiting the cafe to computer related off topic material, then that's where it belongs, as it's pretty fluffy (no pet intended).

I could move it back, but I would want to get the OK of the original mover. Do you know who it was?

RAV TUX
March 24th, 2008, 02:35 PM
I could move it back, but I would want to get the OK of the original mover. Do you know who it was?LaRoza using your Mod Thread tools should help you out in finding out who moved the thread but my memory on this could be fuzzy?

LaRoza
March 24th, 2008, 02:39 PM
LaRoza using your Mod Thread tools should help you out in finding out who moved the thread but my memory on this could be fuzzy?

Yes (I probably know who moved it without even looking), but I just want to make sure who it was, and I am too lazy to look.

To be honest, I just got up, and do not care enough about this issue to spend much energy on it. Not that I am minimizing fuscia's position, it is a trivial matter.

OrangeCrate
March 24th, 2008, 02:49 PM
^,

K.Mandla is the moderator that moved the thread.

LaRoza
March 24th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Thread moved and infractions given.

chucky chuckaluck
March 24th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Thread moved and infractions given.

thanks. it is indeed a trivial matter. wouldn't have brought it up were it not for my confusion over what the policy was.



^,

K.Mandla is the moderator that moved the thread.

to the gallows!

LaRoza
March 24th, 2008, 03:20 PM
thanks. it is indeed a trivial matter. wouldn't have brought it up were it not for my confusion over what the policy was.



It just must be that the mover thought it was suitable for the Backyard.

There are a lot of forums with overlapping content, so sometimes threads may be moved to a forum without a really compelling reason, but that doesn't mean the move was wrong.

It is a pain to move threads, so I don't like to do it except by request or to the jail.