When To Say "GBOT", When To Flag, etc

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#1

A lot of off topic-ness happens.

That means a lot of people get off topic at times.
EDIT: that means the same thing. O_o

Something better to do instead of flagging is giving them a friendly reminder to stay on topic. :D

When do I say "GBOT"?

You should probably say GBOT when several posts are off topic. (E.g. A chain of posts related to "I LOVE CHAKINZ" or "I LOVE DUCKS" but the topic is for asparaguses, etc.)
If there is one or two, just post something on topic and it might start a chain of on topic-ness. :D

If it's a new user, try using "Get back on topic" or something. GBOT may be a little confusing. :D
Credit to @SmileyAlyssa. :D

When do I flag?

You should only flag if there is a non-stopping huge chain of off-topic-ness or if they are ignoring multiple GBOT messages.

There is other reasons to flag but, this is a topic about on-topic-ness. :D

If a topic is off the topic of hopscotch, give a reminder before you flag! It could change the whole topic around, and a flag wouldn't be needed.
If you have given multiple reminders and the topic owner has not responded to them, or hasn't made the topic hopscotch related, then you should flag.

Once again, reminders are better than a flag. :D

What to do if I'm flagged?

Flags aren't too bad.
They are reminders to get back on topic or be a bit nicer or more on topic. :D
Learn from it!


Here are some ways to say get back on topic!

Let's get back on topic! :D
How about we get back on topic? :D
Maybe we should get back on topic? :D
Can we please get back on topic? :D
Please, get back on topic! :D
We should get back on topic!
Back on topic, please! XD
Let's get back on topic, please. :D
Get back on topic! :D
Get back on topic, peeps! :D
Back on topic! :D
Super cool, but let's try to stay on topic! :D
Remember to stay on topic! :D
On topic, please! :D


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#2

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#3

Thank you! :D


#4

I LOVE CHAKINS!

Jk, This topic will be helpful for people who are new to the forum. Some of the really new people just flag everything!

"Much helpful" -Doge


#5

Thank you! :D


#6

Well said! :D

Just because we have the ability to flag posts for off-topicness doesn't mean we always have to do it, and we don't always have to say "GBOT" either. I think this topic is a great reminder of this! :D

I think this will be helpful to a lot of people. :D


#7

Thanks! :D :D


#8

Thanks guys for all the positive feedback! :D

I have just noticed a lot of leaders posted here lol. XD


#9

Aggressively pokes topic

Lel. :D


#10

INTENSELY POKES TOPIC

REPLIES. XD :D


#11

Great topic! Good reminders. :D


#12

Awesome topic, @Pingu!

GBOT may be a little confusing to newer users, so if you are telling some newbies to GBOT try posting something like: "Please get back on topic!" :smiley:


#13

Thanks for telling me!
I'll add that with credit. :D

@Gilbert189 thank you!


#14

INSANELY POKES TOPIC

Lel
:D :D :D


#15

Kewl topic!

I agree. 11/10

:DD


#16

THANK YOU, SENPAI! :D


#17

1 LIK TILL 25 LIK. :D


#18

I WILL GIVE YOU A POTATO AS A LIKE BECAUSE I ALREADY LIKED IT XD
And also I just ran out of likes. XD

Great topic @Pingu! This is super helpful, especially for new forumers! :D Nice job! :D


#19

THABKS YOU SENPAI!1!!11! :D


#20

NO PROBLEM SENPAI CHAKIN POTATO DRAWING ASPARAGUSES LORD!!!!!!!!!!! :00000

Here's a like! XD <3