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#1 Post by Hobie » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:19 pm

Since anything is worthy of discussion here, in the appropriate forum, and since it seems that people have to be "cute" with the "OT" (meaning Off Topic), "Not OT" (never needed by the way), "OT" (as ON topic), and so forth and so on... I'm currently eliminating the preface from every post that comes up. NEW posts should not include it. If it is political it goes in the Politics Forum and IS on topic. If it is anything else it goes into the General Discussion Forum and IS on topic. If it is to sell, trade, buy, alert to sales elsewhere (auction or listings by other than the poster) it goes into the Classifieds Forum and IS on topic. IN OTHER WORDS, nothing is OFF topic.

What I would like to see is a topic title that actually describes the subject or at least leads into the subject.

The standards of the forum have never changed. This minor adjustment will simply save us from recent confusions and extra typing.

Ok, back to the regularly scheduled programming...
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#2 Post by Old Ironsights » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:37 pm

What If I want to post in Binary?

OnOffOffOffOnOffOnOnOnOnOffOffOnOffOnOffOnOnOffOffOffOff... :twisted: :wink:
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#3 Post by Hobie » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:45 pm

Old Ironsights wrote:What If I want to post in Binary?

OnOffOffOffOnOffOnOnOnOnOffOffOnOffOnOffOnOnOffOffOffOff... :twisted: :wink:
:lol: I suppose I'll leave it up, just as I'm doing now. :lol:
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#4 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:22 pm

Thanks for the clarification.

One other thing posters can do to help is avoid really vague titles like "I need..." - I suppose they can draw a bigger 'audience' that way, but sometimes it is a bit annoying.
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#5 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:58 pm

AJMD429 wrote:Thanks for the clarification.

One other thing posters can do to help is avoid really vague titles like "I need..." - I suppose they can draw a bigger 'audience' that way, but sometimes it is a bit annoying.
I concur with my fellow "Posting Leader". As I normally do! :wink:
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#6 Post by pwl44m » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:10 pm

Thx for clearing that up. I was going by the old saying "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" and assuming anything other than a Levergun was OT whoops. Now just getting used to not doing that. How many chances do We get before We get the ruler on the back of the hand ? I can C right off that OI is going to be the Class trouble maker. :lol:
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#7 Post by Hobie » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:42 am

Apparently some haven't gotten the word so BTT!
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#8 Post by Hobie » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:28 pm

You STILL haven't read this topic, have you? I know because there are people out there still posting with the OT - preface.
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#9 Post by AJMD429 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:32 pm

This reminds me, isn't it about time for the quarterly "Too many 'OT' posts" post*...?

If so, what will the poor guy use for a title...? :lol:

(Actually, I just posted this to help Hobie by bumping this to the top...

...well, and to be a wise-guy, too... :oops: )


*(you know, the one where someone scolds us for too many posts about handguns, knife-making, soldering [except on leverguns], etc...)
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#10 Post by Hobie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:51 am

:lol: That's funny Doc! Actually, I think we need to bump it up for those open in the new posts link because they aren't reading this and still posting "OT" and "On Topic" titles. Cut it out fellas, just put enough to identify the subject in the title. Thank you.
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#11 Post by awp101 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:52 am

Hobie wrote:You STILL haven't read this topic, have you? I know because there are people out there still posting with the OT - preface.
Just saw this...whooops! :oops:

How ironic, this is post 4570 for me. Does that make it on topic? :lol:
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#12 Post by Old Savage » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:01 pm

Like Elvis - I am pleading innocent of all charges. Don't think I ever used OT. :D Just did this to get in on the act. And, I bet these are not real cowgirls. But,

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#13 Post by J Miller » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:21 pm

This is the first time I seen this thread. Maybe I should quit ignoring the notices. :oops:

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#14 Post by Hobie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:04 pm

Joe, I believe it was you who pointed out that there was a confusing mess of OT meaning "off topic" AND "on topic" in the topic titles. Whoever it was, they were correct. There was no longer a need for differentiating since we started the other forums, limited as they are, because we don't limit our conversational topics.
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#15 Post by mikld » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:07 am

Gotcha! I'll abide with yer requests, Hobie. What I'd like to see is more descriptive subject lines (more than one or two words) but I'm just a newcomer...
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#16 Post by Hobie » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:25 am

mikld wrote:Gotcha! I'll abide with yer requests, Hobie. What I'd like to see is more descriptive subject lines (more than one or two words) but I'm just a newcomer...
I agree with that! However, and I'm the same way, sometimes one thinks one has been very clear as to the meaning when one hasn't. This applies to topic titles as well. For myself, I try to think of how I'd read it if I was visiting the forum for the first time. I don't always succeed. :roll: :lol:
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#17 Post by Griff » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:09 pm

Well, as one who did mention the use of OT for both on & off topic posts I'll say "thanks Hobie." I HAD missed this thread as I usually "pg dn" from the top of a page, seldom looking at the stickies. Which added to my general state of confusion as I looked for responses to my query and the comment in one response that I didn't need it.
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#18 Post by Hobie » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:46 am

Griff, it seems that some still haven't read this. :wink: If it was your suggestion, I thank you. Obvious and reasonable.

If our members could make a gentle reminder to those who continue to post "OT" for either subject, I'd appreciate it.
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#19 Post by pwl44m » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:13 am

Hobie, maybe U should insert the text in all threads that r labeled OT or OT. "Nobody Told ME" :o :lol: :oops: Surely Thay will read Their Own posts. As far as OS is concerned - just His Handle says it all.
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#20 Post by BlaineG » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:46 pm

:oops: :oops: It's not "Only Taurus"?
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#21 Post by Rusty » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:27 pm

Thanks Hobie.

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#22 Post by Sixgun » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:16 pm

OK Hobie, As you are quite aware, I am half Italian and its sometimes takes a while for me to catch on, but..........I'll do my best from here on in. :D -----------Sixgun
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#23 Post by CEMENTHEAD » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:30 pm

I apologize! I didn't read this....and I am an offender ! :lol: Thanks Hobie!

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#24 Post by Modoc ED » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:11 pm

AJMD429 wrote:Thanks for the clarification.

One other thing posters can do to help is avoid really vague titles like "I need..." - It's called a "lead in" just referenced as appropriate in Hobie's thread above. I suppose they can draw a bigger 'audience' that way, but sometimes it is a bit annoying.
What's annoying is when people make things up -- like posting things that are against the law in states where they have no clue about that state's laws just because they thought it'd be cool.

EDIT: There's a great example of what I'm talking about in this link -- 4th post down.

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... =1&t=38878
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#25 Post by Old Ironsights » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:26 pm

Modoc ED wrote:
AJMD429 wrote:Thanks for the clarification.

One other thing posters can do to help is avoid really vague titles like "I need..." - I suppose they can draw a bigger 'audience' that way, but sometimes it is a bit annoying.
One thing people can do is not make things up -- like posting things that are against the law in states where they have no clue about that state's laws just because they thought it'd be cool.
I'm sure I can find a law saying it is illegal to say that... :twisted:
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#26 Post by Modoc ED » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:33 pm

Old Ironsights wrote:
Modoc ED wrote:
AJMD429 wrote:Thanks for the clarification.

One other thing posters can do to help is avoid really vague titles like "I need..." - I suppose they can draw a bigger 'audience' that way, but sometimes it is a bit annoying.
One thing people can do is not make things up -- like posting things that are against the law in states where they have no clue about that state's laws just because they thought it'd be cool.
I'm sure I can find a law saying it is illegal to say that... :twisted:
I edited my post since you posted. Check out the link I posted and you'll see what I mean.
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#27 Post by Teek » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:39 am

Hobie! Thank you for wishing me a happy birthday or Merry Christmas or Happy New Year or whatever it was. That's the reason I'm back tonight/this morning! Now, is that OT (off topic) or OT (on topic)? :D :? :oops:

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#28 Post by Hobie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:14 am

This bears repeating as some are ignoring the "rule". Seriously folks, there are so few rules here those should be easy to follow.
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#29 Post by Old Ironsights » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:48 am

Hobie wrote:This bears repeating as some are ignoring the "rule". Seriously folks, there are so few rules here those should be easy to follow.
It's an election season. the "DhuR, DuhR, DuhR..." mentality infects almost everyone except those of us who are Independently Obnoxious ... :twisted: :wink:

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#30 Post by Hobie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:17 pm

No "OT" in posts means just that. Again, this isn't difficult. Write a topic title that makes sense to others and write your post.
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#31 Post by JohndeFresno » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Hobie wrote:Apparently some haven't gotten the word so BTT!
...WHAT word??

By the way - your Subject line is confusing. Is this On Topic or Off Topic?
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#32 Post by Old Ironsights » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:08 pm

JohndeFresno wrote:
Hobie wrote:Apparently some haven't gotten the word so BTT!
...WHAT word??

By the way - your Subject line is confusing. Is this On Topic or Off Topic?
It's On Topic about Off Topic...

OT vs OT...

I think...

Maybe we should use Binary.


010010100101011000101000100101001010001010001111001010010110100010001010010010000100101000100011100101010100010100010100101110010101001010001010100100001010100010010001010100010100100010101001010001010100010100010100101010001110101010110101010100101010010100100101000101001010101001010101010100101010000100101010101001010001010101001010100101010100101001

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