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[Solved] Off-topic (nursing) thread quarantined

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:25 pm
by acknak
Here: viewtopic.php?p=255694#p255694

Hopefully you can see that; I forget what the restrictions are for reading the quarantine forum.

Discuss here, if you want. I think it's clear enough that it's not a thread that needs to be here, even if General Discussion is unrestricted.

Re: Off-topic (nursing) thread quarantined

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:34 pm
by RoryOF
I agree with Quarantine, acknak. I think we need to change the terms for General Discussion to "Computing related".

Re: Off-topic (nursing) thread quarantined

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:49 pm
by acknak
I'm not in favor of making restrictions.

First, they won't have any effect on the spammers.

Second, I think we have an excellent community here, with a broad range of interests, and could engage in useful discussion of topics completely unrelated to OOo or computers--if only to give pointers to better places to go for help.

I really don't have a problem if someone sincerely wants to come here and discuss nursing as a career, but this seems to be merely promotion, most likely for some commercial purpose.

Re: Off-topic (nursing) thread quarantined

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:04 pm
by Hagar Delest
Quarantine is for Volunteers only.

Clearly spam for me too. And anyway, there is too much spam to deal with nowadays. I'm for a zero tolerance, even with borderline messages where spam is suspected.
Of course, any non AOO or computer related topic has its place in the General Discussion forum.