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Thread hijacking is when a user is replying to a thread on the forums asking a different question to the original question or suggestion on the first post of that thread. This can be found a lot on the questions about scratch forum. Most of the Scratch community beleives that thread hijacking isn't a good thing to do, as it creates offtopic discussion, and has almost no chance to be seen by other users.
If one has a problem with Scratch and wants to ask about it on the forums, they should do so by making a new topic and explain their problem there. More users are likely to help if the problem has a topic of its own.
Where is this usually found?
Thread hijacking can be done in any forum but happens more in the Questions about Scratch and Bugs and Glitches forums. If one comes across a case of this, they should politely explain to the user that a new topic should be made and not become aggressive about it.