Couldn't agree more.
" The pain of discipline weighs ounces, the pain of neglect weighs tons "
" The best training in the world can't overcome a lousy diet "
TRAIN HARD !!!!
Jun 2nd, 2012 6:59 am
Jun 2nd, 2012 8:18 pm
Jun 2nd, 2012 8:50 pm
DearSummer wrote: ↑Jun 2nd, 2012 8:18 pmHow is this thread not considered political: stop-borrowing-private-banks-12-year-ol ... t-1184160/
If you are going to enforce a rule, enforce it CONSISTENTLY.
Jun 2nd, 2012 9:14 pm
Jun 2nd, 2012 9:18 pm
Jun 2nd, 2012 9:43 pm
NG wrote: ↑Jun 2nd, 2012 8:50 pmI scrolled through the thread and didn't see any references to things like the Liberals, NDP, Conservatives or people like Harper, McGuinty, Hudak, Ford etc.
Therefore I can understand how that thread could be viewed as not political.
I understand and agree that it'll be a process for all users to understand exactly where the new line is (myself included) but the end goal seems to be a better and more efficient OT thanks to these new rules so far.
As a result thanks clicked to every post by a mod in this thread.
Jun 2nd, 2012 9:46 pm
Yep - and sometimes they can be important issues that affect many Canadians. Hushing this type of discussion is essentially RFD taking a political stance.
Jun 2nd, 2012 9:51 pm
ssbtech wrote: ↑Jun 2nd, 2012 9:46 pmYep - and sometimes they can be important issues that affect many Canadians. Hushing this type of discussion is essentially RFD taking a political stance.
The problem is, many other websites with large diverse groups of users also ban political discussions.
Why not implement the groups feature where users who wish to opt-in to political discussions can go into their User-CP, click "groups" and join a political group? That way it isolates it from users who don't wish to see political discussions.
Jun 2nd, 2012 11:59 pm
Jun 3rd, 2012 2:11 am
Jun 3rd, 2012 8:45 am
ssbtech wrote: ↑Jun 3rd, 2012 2:11 amThat's why you stick the political discussions in a group that requires the user to join, knowing full well that things might get heated.
Rude/harassing members can simply be banned from the group without being banned from the rest of the site.
Stiffling political discussion doesn't help anyone.
Jun 3rd, 2012 8:57 am
Which " successful sites " are you alluding to exactly ?
And in terms of your " dissent for the banning on profanity " ...what is the ' downside ' of banning profanity on this site in your view ?
Jun 3rd, 2012 11:52 am
Jun 3rd, 2012 12:25 pm
Jun 3rd, 2012 12:28 pm
poedua wrote: ↑Jun 3rd, 2012 8:45 amI dunno, I think you could make a pretty strong case that stifling political discussion - on this site at least - doesn't really harm anyone.
Those folks who yearn for daily political discussion in their lives still have countless venues available to them elsewhere on the internet - RFD doesn't have to be everything to everybody.
Very few people are going to abandon RFD simply because they can't engage in political discussion on the site IMO - and of those very few that might, I suspect the site would only benefit by their departure and I seriously doubt they'd be missed.