Again, I'm making one of these. There has been this huge increase in users, and I feel it necessary to address this problem. There's been one about "search before you post" which really payed off, but there have been sooooo many off topic posts and I think we should come up with a way to help out the newer users. Here are a few common things that happen:
•User replies, saying that they are sorry
•User seems hurt
•User lashes at you
•User denies being off topic in the first place
Those are super common, and I think it's time to come up with a solution. Here is what I think you should do.
•For the first one, maybe link them to the community guidelines and tell the, it's ok.
•For the second one, tell them you didn't mean to sound harsh and link them to the guidelines and sincerely apologize to them.
•For the third one, my first instinct would be going back at them, but it's the wrong thing to do. If you politely said it, give them the guidelines. If it keeps going on, say that they may have a flagged post. If they keep doing it, flag and contact a mod or leader.
•For the final one, explain to them to rules and link them to the guidelines.
Does anybody have any good ideas about preventing this?