From: CynralKynathel | Posted: 11/23/2012 9:12:40 PM | #068 But if I said something like, "That explosion in china was horrible," how could you tell if it was on topic? Can you tell right now? Do you have set schedules to be on, or do you get on whenever?
Depends largely on context. If you made a topic saying 'that explosion in china was horrible' and nothing else, it would get deleted as off topic because everyone couldnt tell if you were talking about the game or not. If you say the same thing and elaborate so people know what you mean, then it would be fine.
If you posted that in a topic and it went with the normal flow of conversation, it would be fine because posts inside a topic cannot be off topic. If you were trying to intentionally derail the topic, then it would get deleted as disruptive. Context is everything, which is why we have a dispute system in case a moderator misunderstands.
And we dont have any sort of schedule, but we are expected to be active on some level.