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Political Threads

These threads seem to be all what a couple of members post and from what I recall, I thought that the no political threads/discussions rule was going to be enforced. Many of them turn into nothing but a name calling thread. What is the point of having this rule when it is broken daily?

If it isn't then the Political Forum needs to be brought back.
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*crickets*

Interesting
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Maybe there's a compromise here.

What about a "Current Events" forum? It would cover a larger breadth than just politics and overtly political or flamebaiting (see: DearSummer) threads can be moderated.
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D-Roc wrote:
Apr 25th, 2012 7:43 am
These threads seem to be all what a couple of members post and from what I recall, I thought that the no political threads/discussions rule was going to be enforced. Many of them turn into nothing but a name calling thread. What is the point of having this rule when it is broken daily?

If it isn't then the Political Forum needs to be brought back.
In the rules

(Mods and admins are allowed to keep some current event topics open that may infringe on our no religious and/or political policy.)
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Kenny Blankenship wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 8:08 am
In the rules

(Mods and admins are allowed to keep some current event topics open that may infringe on our no religious and/or political policy.)

Some. It seems that there is a new political thread every day (or at least weekly) as there are a couple members who only start political charged threads. If the mods are going to allow them, then they really should consider opening back up the Political forum and put them in there.
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it would be good to have and poli&rel forum that is moderated with an iron fist.
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D-Roc wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 9:16 am
Some. It seems that there is a new political thread every day (or at least weekly) as there are a couple members who only start political charged threads. If the mods are going to allow them, then they really should consider opening back up the Political forum and put them in there.

Why not take what they give us rather than demanding all or nothing? Something is better than nothing.
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Shaner wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 12:30 pm
Why not take what they give us rather than demanding all or nothing? Something is better than nothing.

Agreed. We should be happy with what we have or else it gets ruined for everyone else
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Shaner wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 12:30 pm
Why not take what they give us rather than demanding all or nothing? Something is better than nothing.

I think the problem is that there are one or two users that post the same kind of political threads repeatedly. One every once in a while is one thing, one every day or so is another.
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D-Roc wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 9:16 am
then they really should consider opening back up the Political forum and put them in there.

That would be a really good idea and help free up OT
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Ojam wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 2:43 pm
I think the problem is that there are one or two users that post the same kind of political threads repeatedly. One every once in a while is one thing, one every day or so is another.

This is exactly my point. They got rid of the Political forum due to all the problems it caused. Then they said no Political threads at all. Then they slowly started allowing a couple of them. Due to elections going for example. Now it seems any political thread is allowed.
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Hitman21 wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 12:58 pm
Agreed. We should be happy with what we have or else it gets ruined for everyone else
These political on the brain posters are already ruining it.
Hitman21 wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 3:19 pm
That would be a really good idea and help free up OT
So which is it? We should be happy with what we have or should they open the Political forum?
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D-Roc wrote:
Apr 26th, 2012 5:17 pm
These political on the brain posters are already ruining it.



So which is it? We should be happy with what we have or should they open the Political forum?

A political/current events forum would be a very good idea and help free up OT and satisfy the users BUT I dont think this will happen which is why we should be happy that we still have the freedom to post
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However, these political threads that are popping up more and more (not the odd one here and there) are always littered with personal attacks, etc. The Mods are allowed the odd thread and monitor it closely. They gave an inch and some members have taken a mile. So kno, we should not be happy with what we have.
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I think if they add a Politics forum, OT would die a slow death. How many non-political threads are even started in OT each day, one? two?

If the mods want to eliminate the discussion of politics, they are going to have to ban chronic posters of political threads and probably some of the most avid users of those threads, myself included.
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