I'm suddenly seeing an increase in topics being closed, being moved to OTC etc. The forums this occurred in did wander sometimes. As do almost ALL threads that have more than 5 postings. Is this going to expand across all of TA? Who determines when a response has wandered off topic? Here is a copy of what was posted in an active forum yesterday. The posters were keeping their comments germane to the location and the topic about 70% of the time.
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Removed on: 7:28 am, today