But that's not what happened. There was a discussion about the rear wing of the RB16B in the car thread, and all of a sudden a mod is coming in deleting posts left right and center and telling us the rear wing is nothing to do with the car and we should go talk about it in the dedicated thread, without even bothering to post a link to that thread. Maybe a post like you described triggered the initial moderation, but the reaction was way over the top.Sieper wrote: ↑Wed May 19, 2021 1:23 pmI am often (myself) also guilty of going off topic, I am not expecting full compliance there. I also have no problem with mods removing the offtopic parts even if I have contributed. We all do need to keep the topic in mind when posting but yes, that is easy to get wrong, and sometimes it is debatable what is wrong (like with the wing).
What I have the real problem with is people either deliberately, or perhaps in their grievance unawarely (is that a word?) come and post with messages just to antagonize. And maybe that in itself you are (like you say, perhaps) free to do, but then at the very least do that in a correct topic.
I don't need to read about "cold dished revenge by mercedes" in an RB16B topic. That has no relation whatsoever with the car itself.
The car is just a collection of components, if we can't discuss components of the car then we can't discuss the car. If that's the rule just delete the car threads, people can start new threads to discuss parts of the car.Sieper wrote: ↑Wed May 19, 2021 4:23 pmI reported that post, and it is gone now. But currently again the RB16B thread is being flooded by off topic.
Look in any other car specific topic and see stuff about that car. Except for the alpine A521 thread, that has the same discussion. Not for pages but still.
Why not discuss the car in the car thread and more generic topics in those specific topics. It is much better imho.
I agree.RZS10 wrote: ↑Wed May 19, 2021 5:50 pmThings that should be in the car thread:
- this is how the wing looks
- this is how much it flexes
- how could the flex be achieved on a technical level (even though this isn't specific to one car so already borderline)
All talk about the legality and possible performance losses (car performance is supposed to be discussed in the team or race thread anyways, right?) shouldn't be there.
Part of the discussion unnecessarily moved from the actual "Wing Flex Test 2021" subforum to the RB16B thread because someone decided to go on a mad rant regarding the topic of wing legality, which ironically still is up compared to some more on topic posts.
I think as a general rule, mods should be directing people to the threads they feel discussion should be happening i.e. share a link.Steven wrote: ↑Wed May 19, 2021 11:08 pmSo, by large majority, it's decided the rear wing flex is to be discussed in its dedicated topic.
Rear wing flex and FIA regulatory test 2021
Thanks to those who gave their input!
Meanwhile, some posts from RB16B topic were restored and moved to the flexiwing topic
That topic has been renamed (and I also saw some users requesting this)
Note that I was in favour to have separate topics for the test and the wings themselves, but it seems most of you didn't. Perhaps because the past has shown this sort of split is sometimes difficult to maintain.
We have previously had dedicated topics about technical developments, so this is essentially nothing new.
I hope we can all move forward now.
And as always, if there's any problem, send a PM to the mods, mail, or start a topic here in the support forum.