Tag: spillover

Primarily these threads are set aside as a constructive space for tangential discussions which are off-topic on other threads, but which may still be of much interest to a subset of commentors. This is a space where those 101-level questions that are discouraged on our non-101 posts may be asked and answered. This is a space where highly contentious discussions can be diverted to minimise splash damage elsewhere. Every now and then a passing vexatious contrarian might be quarantined here briefly before passing the plonk-threshold. For an Outline/Guidelines for how #spillover works, see Spillover #1

Spillover #9

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

New #spillover thread, since the last one is up to 250 comments. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

The Moderator Team will enforce topicality where necessary, and off-topic commentors who ignore invitations from others to take their tangents to #spillover are one of the reasons commentors might consider sending the moderators a giraffe alert.

Spillover #8

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

New #spillover thread, since the last one is up over 200 comments. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic.
2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

The Moderator Team will enforce topicality where necessary, and off-topic commentors who ignore invitations from others to take their tangents to #spillover are one of the reasons commentors might consider sending the moderators a giraffe alert.

Spillover #7

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

New month = new #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic.
2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

The Moderator Team will enforce topicality where necessary, and off-topic commentors who ignore invitations from others to take their tangents to #spillover are one of the reasons commentors might consider sending the moderators a giraffe alert.

Spillover #6

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

New month = new #spillover thread. Some reminders:

1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic.
2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

The Moderator Team will enforce topicality where necessary, and off-topic commentors who ignore invitations from others to take their tangents to #spillover are one of the reasons commentors might consider sending the moderators a giraffe alert.

Spillover #4

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

[Thread now closed – Spillover #5 now open]
The third #spillover thread was a month ago, so it’s time to set aside a fourth #spillover as as part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic. Some reminders:

Spillover #2

A red "Keep Calm" poster with the caption KEEP CALM AND STAY ON TOPIC

[This thread is now closed. A new spillover thread is available]
It’s time to set aside a second #spillover thread as a constructive space for tangential discussions which are off-topic on other threads. This is part of our blog netiquette, which has the general goal of making it as simple as possible for commentors to find discussions focussed on topics of particular interest without entirely stifling substantive tangents of sorta-related or general interest. #spillover is also a space for those perennial disagreements on premises and standpoints.

Spillover #1

[This thread is now closed. A new spillover thread is available]
Welcome to our latest moderation innovation. This thread is set aside as a constructive space for tangential discussions which are off-topic on other threads, especially for those which are lengthily discursive, challenging or downright combative.