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  1. Liadan

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    I was wondering exactly what constituted spamming. :confused: Does talking with someone on a thread who also happens to be online count as spamming?

    I'd prefer it if one of the mods/admins could answer my question, mostly because I don't want to misunderstand. Thanks! :)
     
  2. Nienor

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    If it is excessive, yes. One or two random personal posts wouldn't raise a red flag with any moderators. But several in a row would. We prefer that the threads for serious discussion be kept open for those discussions. There is plenty of room in General Chat and spam to talk.

    In general I wouldn't consider this a big issue. Most members here have the sense to stop and continue the discussion in general talk or PM's. If a moderator does notice too much personal conversation in a thread he/she would send a PM first to the offending member as a reminder. The only time there would be serious repercussions is if a member refuses to listen to a moderator over the issue.
     
  3. Liadan

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    All right, thanks. :) So if it's in the general talk or spam section, it doesn't count, but in sections specifically designated for subjects such as "General books," "General Music," etc. the threads are supposed to remain on topic, right? (Sorry for being a bother, but I just wanted to get this straight so that I don't accidentally spam.)
     
  4. Nienor

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    That pretty much sums it up. :)
     
  5. Liadan

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    Got it. And thank you for taking the time to clear this up for me. :)
     
  6. Meteorain

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    Nienor...could you not have just said:

    Any posts deivating from the topic itself constitutes spamming?
     
  7. Nienor

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    I could have, but I like to hear myself talk. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ah I see....my mistake...should have known that =]