First: It’s not about off-topic category.
Let’s say that there’s a topic about certain gamemode. This gamemode is about survival in space and some of the things that are different in it is that you have to collect fuel to maintain the flight and also that you need to click mouse button every time you want to move somewhere. Now this can make a situation where:
- topic is about fuel survival mode
- person B gets idea how to improve one of the aspects of it, but just that. Nothing about the general idea.
- person C gets inspired by the reply that person B made, also nothing about the general idea,
- person D gets inspired with whole idea to make a kind of related idea.
So now the questions. What is considered off-topic? I’m talking about just replying in the same topic. Is it person C because he wasn’t writing on the topic of main post or is it person D since he also didn’t write about the idea in main post?
It may seem stupid, but I’m just asking it since there’s written in the FAQ: “Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.” and I just learned where this “reply as linked topic” is located, but I think no one ever used it here and I would like to hear your opinion on if it should be used at all. I mean it does create a new topic so it could get spammy if people start using it everywhere.
Here it is if anyone’s interested: