What do you say for irrelevant posts in a thread?

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twinklestar

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What do you say for irrelevant posts in a thread?

For example, if I started a thread of discussion a movie-XXXX, and some responsed appropriately to the topic-movies, but two guys chichated about weather, or travel, even flirted with each other...

Can I call those irrevelant posts spam? Or what will you call those posts and posters, I mean the two guys?
 
  • Smauler

    Senior Member
    British English
    They're not spam. Spam is specifically commercial, in my opinion, and is usually machine written and posted, not posted by actual people. That's why replying to spam is always a bad idea.

    The irrelevant posts in a topic are usually just called "off-topic".

    If posters actually start deliberately going off topic to aggravate other users, then that's trolling.
     
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