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On the topic of off topic.

travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

This is just me and my opinion. I realize that it only counts as one vote so no one get your panties in a wad.

 

I, along with a few others, like this forum due to it's on topic nature. There is very little drama and most folks keep it pretty civil.

 

Some stuff like cocktails, fit in with the egg experiance. Other stuff has nothing to do with cooking, eggs, or meal time.

 

My vote is that for the most of the time, we keep it on topic. (soap box dismounted and back to work.)

Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.

Comments

  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    The proper thing to do would be to put this thread in the 'off topic' category, don't ya think? ;)
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    I think people are tempted to post in the main Egghead forum because the traffic is so much higher, and you are more likely to get a response.  

    I posted a question about staining my table in the table forum a while back and it's received no replies.  I'm guessing had I posted it here there would have already been many.

    I agree that it could get out of hand, but I don't see a very high percentage of totally non related topics, since I consider this main Egghead forum to  cover equipment and cooking techniques.  

    I do see where you are coming from though.
    Frank
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    OT doesn't bother me too much. Do you mean stay on topic unless we are talking about guns or fishing? In the OT posts it says OT. Just don't look for those not interested. And no, panties not in a wad. Just an opinion in this of topic thread.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    I'm with Travis, but it's hard to know where to draw the line.

    If you look at the other forum, it's more than half off topic threads, many just between two people.  I'm not knocking it because that is what they want, but I sure like this forum for keeping on topic.  Lately, it seems we're creeping away from it though.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    OT doesn't bother me too much. Do you mean stay on topic unless we are talking about guns or fishing? In the OT posts it says OT. Just don't look for those not interested. And no, panties not in a wad. Just an opinion in this of topic thread.


    Exactly my point. I like guns and fishing and its fun for me to talk about them. Some folks like music or ball room dancing. I would rather gouge my eyes out than talk about a tuba or dance in a ball room. We do however, all like the egg and cooking.

    I realize that I am just as guilty as the next guy. I am not pointing fingers, just bringing up the dialogue.

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,599

    Travis I think you  need a hug.

    Not that I am interested in giving it, but I will buy lunch. Then we can see how it all works out.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    To piggyback on Travis, there are plenty of social networking groups around.  Facebook has fishing, hunting, firearms, etc. groups and like minded people post there.  I'm on a "Houston History" group besides the ones for family and friends.  And Travis, they even have a Ballroom Dancing Group.  Just because I post as an Off Topic, I don't think you all want to hear about Sam Houston's Monument in Hermann Park.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,617

    I want to hear about the monument. I love Texas History. ;)

    I guess it could be annoying if you let it, Travis, or just do what I do and don't open the threads you aren't interested in....like that coin trick thread that just opened a minute ago.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Yes, after being on here a while it seems as though you get to know each other. Makes it hard for people not to share other facets of their lives.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Maybe it's me, but I would rather read most of the OT stuff instead of the dozens of 1st time brisket or butt threads that get started every other day.
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Hey, I'm going to cook chicken breasts on the egg - what time and temp?

    I've cooked chicken breasts 100's of times in my oven but for some reason how to cook them on the egg escapes me.  ACK! my fire just went out! Is the meat safe!? LAWD HAVE MERCY!!! - ha ha :D
    I just love to hear a seal clubbing syrup sucker try to sound like a Southerner.

    Tweeve, it's "Lawd, hab moicy "
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Oh my!
  • butwhymalemodelsbutwhymalemodels Posts: 267
    edited May 2012

    RAB-DAR-GAB

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited May 2012

    I don't know, Travis, I guess I'm with Mighty_Quinn. I like reading about Juneteenth, people sending notes to Apple, the Texas Rangers, the Vegetarian Myth, Memorial Day, Sacred days in Texas, Reloading for Glocks, Weather forecasts in Houston, and new bumper stickers on people's Mini Coopers.

    All topics, by the way, that...  ???

    You went to a lot of trouble, didn't you, BWMM ?  I think you'll find I didn't start any of those threads and it was before the forums broke up.  I'm sure with your extensive research, you also learned that I haven't been back to that forum since they did.  Again, not that it's inferior or bad, it's just not to my liking.

    I'm sure if you like chatting so much, you might want to give them a try.  Forgive me if I don't go back and look at your posts to see if you actually own a BGE or not.  I will tell you this, though.  I won't be reading any of your threads in the future.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Ha, nice one. I realized I'd originally put your name in that slot - but you didn't start theis particular thread. Then tried to change it to Travis with updates on random threads he'd started, then got bored so I changed the post altogether.

    My point, though, was, and still is, "Let he who is perfect be the first to live in a glass house"

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

  • butwhymalemodelsbutwhymalemodels Posts: 267
    edited May 2012

     I will tell you this, though.  I won't be reading any of your threads in the future.


    And I can guarantee you that's not true. Guarantee it. Unless you're using a mobile device 100% of the time, there's no way of knowing who started a thread.

    I'd believe you if you would have said, "I won't be posting to any of your threads in the future."

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I think I'll start posting about the graphic violence I've witnessed and pics of dead children. I expect everyone who doesn't like it to "just don't click on the thread". And don't anyone dare protest unless you yourself are infallible and perfect.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Travis (may I call you Travis?), according to the forum rules, that would get both your thread deleted and you banned permanently. But I get your point.

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

  • gtk10583gtk10583 Posts: 77
    Well, I just waisted 15 min reading this thread, oh, and LMFAO over it all.  Thanks, Really!
  • I agree. Even though I do like to help out  when I can (I also think it's makes me better to hear about other people's issues even though I've seen most- but not all) I can only handle so many airflow issues or brisket 911 calls in a day. I don't mind the weird stuff and I don't have to read it if I'm not in the mood. I'm OK with it.


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    I just want a place where we can all get along talking about big green eggs, graphic violence, ball room dancing, and Houston monuments. :)>- what was the thread topic?
  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 271

    Hey BUTWHY

    Can anyone tell me how to block all of your posts-- and your thoughts

    How can I get you a VIP invite to another forum

  • dan, perhaps suggest to the moderators that they grant the ability to block certain people. As for blocking my thoughts, I'm sorry but I can't help you there. That's pretty cool you can read minds, though. Some characters in my comic books can do that!

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    I'm with Travis. In fact I want to invite Travis to go striper fishing with me. That Is on topic since I cook all my stripers on the BGE. I'm going in the morning, report to follow. trying out a new technique.
  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 271

    Hey BUYWHY--

    I didn't want to suggest that you be blocked---just treated as SPAM on my computer

  • brentseebrentsee Posts: 99

    I'm new to talking on a forum, don't have facebook, twitter msn or any of the other ones.  I find alot of the post's interesting - some ramble on but I don't loose sleep over it.  After all, this seems pretty much the same as if you were sitting in a coffee shop or in a bar.  I just let it go. 

     

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,617
    I'm with Travis. In fact I want to invite Travis to go striper fishing with me. That Is on topic since I cook all my stripers on the BGE. I'm going in the morning, report to follow. trying out a new technique.
    You cook strippers? Wouldn't that be illegal?  I usually just slip them a coupla ones. =))

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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