09-08-2009, 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by schweb
Just to throw this out there, we could always change the name, but I guarantee it won't end threads being posted there that don't belong. It hasn't worked in any other forum, won't end it here.
Thanks for "jumping in" on the conversation Schweb!
I definitely agree that the "Anything Goes" topic area on internet forums can be a real "hornet's nest" of problems.
But I'm not sure I agree with:
"it won't end threads being posted there that don't belong"
The angle that I'm coming from is...don't be concerned about what's posted in the "Anything Goes" forum...whether it belongs or not! As long as the content doesn't violate the website's content rules such as porn, SPAM, etc.
If it's truly the "Anything Goes" forum...then anything goes!...even if "potentially" the posting would fit better in another forum.
It's really up to the individual member posting the message to "not choose" the "Anything Goes" forum...since (for example) a hardware question would most definitely get answered "better" or receive more responses if it were posted in the "Hardware Forums".
I hope this makes sense...and you see where I'm coming from.
You have got to admit that the statement:
"Not Anything Goes In Anything Goes"
...is sort of a contradiction of itself.
Just trying to share my thoughts...no offense intended,
p.s. Alternate titles for the "Anything Goes" forum could be something along the lines of "Non-Computer Related Topics" or "Non-Computer Topics". I know those aren't REALLY very "catchy" or "sexy" titles..but you get the idea.