Want to talk about something, but not sure where to start? Start here!
The Lobby is our off-topic space here on Which? Conversation. It’s perfectly natural for a conversation to go off-topic, particularly if you want to add some colour to a point you’re trying to make. When the conversation well and truly departs from the topic at hand, or if you can’t find a space to talk about what you’d like to discuss – the Lobby is a good place to start.
One key difference about this space compared to others is that the latest comments will appear on this page, but won’t appear in the Latest Comments or Latest Activity feeds. As we noted in our relaunch earlier this year, contributors to Which? Conversation told us that people wanted it to be a place to learn and grow their knowledge of consumer issues. So we’re keen to better help people locate that knowledge and those discussions on the consumer topics they’re looking for.
We know having a space where people are free to go-off topic is important, however the comments posted in the Lobby don’t always help people to find the topics they’re looking for. You can see the latest off-topic comments in this discussion in the Latest Discussion widget on the right side of this page. Where comments are on topic as well, we’ll be actively moving them into matching discussions. Hopefully this should make peoples’ contributions easier to find, with less chance of comments being lost in the pages.
Here you’re free to go as off-topic as you’d like – that is, in fact, why we’re here! As with every discussion here on Which? Conversation, the Community Guidelines apply, so please do keep your comments in line with these, and aim to keep this space friendly, open, and welcoming to all.
Here’s a few tips on making the threads below more navigable:
Start with a topic sentence
Starting a comment with a clear topic line helps people scrolling through to find what you’re talking about more easily.
You may want to use HTML tags to make it stand out more, for example by bolding it using <b>. See our Frequently Asked Questions for further guidance on what HTML is allowed.
If you’d like to respond to a topic someone else has started, reply to the original parent comment using the Reply button
This helps keep conversation on a single topic together, as we currently do not support comment threads. If you’d like to change or start a new topic, use the comment box at the bottom of the page.
Feel free to move the conversation elsewhere
If you’re starting a discussion on a topic where we have an existing conversation, we’ll suggest shifting the conversation to that space. Should your comment fit into a topical conversation elsewhere, our team of moderators may move your comment automatically into that discussion (and will leave a note when we do so).
Feel free to link to others’ comments
You can copy the link to a specific comment from the date stamp on each comment. In Windows, right click the date stamp and select Copy Link Location.
Where to go next?
- First time here? Say hello in the Welcome Lounge.
- Something seem like it’s not working on this website? Check the Website Feedback page for a list of latest site issues, and use the form to report a new one if need be.
- See and discuss the latest consumer news and topics on in the latest What’s new discussion.
So, over to you – what would you like to talk about?