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Veering off topic

Please don't let this thread devolve into a discussion of US policy. Can we keep that thread on the rails and you can discuss it here?
posted by desjardins on Nov 26, 2008 - 148 comments

It's a shame a derail can get a good post on cervixen deleted.

It's a shame a derail can get a good post on cervixen deleted. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Jun 4, 2008 - 118 comments

Don't Mess With "Don't Mess With Texas"

It's getting tedious seeing wfrgms bring out the same old "Don't Mess With Texas" derail one more time. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 3, 2008 - 237 comments

Take it offline, or at least off the front page

This is what email is for.
posted by salvia on Oct 25, 2006 - 64 comments

"take all copyright/theft discussions that are not on topic to METATALK, thanks"

"take all copyright/theft discussions that are not on topic to METATALK, thanks" Done.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 19, 2006 - 61 comments

Doesn't directly answer the question, but poster should know that...

When is it OK to point out something that may be very important even if it does not directly address an AskMe? This post is from a person who acknowledges "borrowing" a neighbor's open WiFi connection. I would like to know if MeTa thinks I was out of line in posting this and this. The resulting response bothers me. I tried to be both helpful and understanding that she may be unaware of potential legal issues with "borrowing" wifi, and gave protective advice to her about being safe when she gets her own WiFi, too. Am I guilty of a derail, or is this kind of discourse acceptable on AskMe?
posted by twiggy on May 23, 2006 - 92 comments

The studies you are citing are TOTALLY IRRELEVANT

Cleanup on aisle 33719. DirtyCreature is trashing the joint.
posted by loquacious on Mar 4, 2006 - 190 comments

Let's stop these ad hominem-themed derails, ok?

Let's stop these ad hominem-themed derails, ok?
posted by clockzero on Jan 25, 2006 - 72 comments

SOMEBODY has been busy derailing threads

When will dios have the decency to go to the next thread, or to MetaTalk, rather than derailing a thread with attacks on the poster? Plenty of people like y2karl's posts, plenty don't; we all know that already. So what, exactly, other than forestalling any real discussion of the issues raised in the post, does dios think he adds by his knee-jerk and immediate (2nd comment in the post) carping and cavilling?
posted by orthogonality on Jun 30, 2005 - 219 comments

Guns questions get derails, not answers

A particularly egregious example of commentators hijacking an AxeMe thread instead of answering the question.
posted by norm on Jan 19, 2005 - 140 comments

Can we please stick to the topic on Ask?

Can we please stick to the topic on Ask? Sorry jonmc and astruc but I don't think your opinions on the aesthetics of waxing pubes was on answergrape's mind when she asked the question.
posted by dobbs on Nov 13, 2004 - 149 comments

U.S. vs. rest-of-the-world grudge match

The ongoing U.S. vs. rest-of-the-world grudge match is unnecessary and annoying, especially when it's off topic.
posted by PrinceValium on Sep 10, 2003 - 54 comments

Author derails own thread

What do we do when the post's author is derailing his/her own thread? [more inside]
posted by qbert72 on Jan 21, 2003 - 15 comments

Obitfilters only for . . and .

I didn't want to derail the Kevin Smith obit thread from where ever it might be going so... [more inside]
posted by willnot on Feb 15, 2002 - 21 comments

Staying on topic

Okay here goes nothing. This one's about topic drift, and what is the proper way of handling it, if there is such a thing.
posted by ZachsMind on Jul 8, 2000 - 8 comments

A rambling comment about off topic comments

The death of MetaFilter - A rambling comment about off topic comments.
posted by y6y6y6 on Jun 14, 2000 - 73 comments

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