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Please do not change topics within a thread. If you want to change, start a new thread. There isn't a hard and fast rule on this but it is just doing the right thing. Granted the forum is Meaningless Drivel but try to stick to the original threads topic. Just because it is Meaningless Drivel doesn't mean that we have to throw all manners out.
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So what do you think of the new Harry Potter movie?
 
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"Forum decorum" has a nice rhythm to it. I'm trying to think of some other inadvertent rhymes that describe common breaches of etiquette or other light miseries a BB is subject to. For example:
Myopic Topic: Any topic starting with an asinine rhetorical question, e.g., Is Java dead?
Hijack Stack: A series of posts, beginning with a hijack response and immediately followed by two or more posts scolding the hijacker, or contesting the allegation or better yet invoking the First Amendment.
Canned reprimand: A moderator warning that is cut-and-pasted so often that you've memorized, usually the naming policy spiel.
Hyperlink kink: An URL to a post that gets deleted.
Any others?

[This message has been edited by Michael Ernest (edited November 21, 2001).]
 
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Ah i see where Paul is coming from : http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum32/HTML/001437.html
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
"Forum decorum" has a nice rhythm to it.


The first incarnation of this phrase belongs to Shailesh Sonavadekar, who used to finish his posts about JavaRanch naming policy with an appeal to keep "decorum of the forum", or something like this... Nice rhythm also.

 
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Oops... Just realized. I did not mean to hijack this thread
 
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Repeated deleted - Removal of dupe posts.
Forum Quorum - Voting threads.
Thread dead.
 
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I think I'll take my daughter to see Harry Potter on Friday. I wonder if I can get a baby sitter for my son...
 
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Um, Thomas, it's really quite rude to interrupt one hijack with another. Try to stay off-topic with the rest of the group, please.
 
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Thomas the Bearded Ceramic Teacher junk is in the Lord of the Rings thread. Get it right.
 
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I have a ceramic cat that I keep catnip in.
 
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I had my cat nipped
 
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Message massage - Editing a message after somebody has replied to it, often to either make the original poster look better or the respondant look bad.
 
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