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    Thoughts On Moving The "Political Babble Forum"

    In the past twenty four hours, one could witness two threads dealing with a non-overt political subtext go wildly off the rails, leading to the closure of one and the (soon to be) shut down of another.

    Might I suggest moving the little used "Political Babble Forum" out of the "Premiere Member" Section, and into the "Non Van Halen" area? Rather than the needless sidetracking of threads through tangents that spiral increasingly away from the initial thrust, this forum could be used to foment discussion and debate, rather than languishing away, largely untouched.

    Whereas "Non Music" is now largely a "catchall" for topical news (deaths, births, news of the weird, ect) it is further burdened by the odd politicised thread, or worse, a non-political thread soon becoming one. In the case of the latter, rather than closing a heated (and possibly enlightening) debate, it merely could be moved into the "Political Babble Forum", or even better yet could actually originate from there.

    Yes, I'm aware the current situation does not call for moderation, that is true. The opening of the section would require a moderator where non exists currently, so of course the idea has it's drawbacks. I'm merely offering the thought, it would be up to you folk to figure out how the ins and outs, as per usual.

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    There's plusses and minuses to it, IMO. Once it goes to non, or any other non-premium forum, it opens the door to all kinds of crazy input from every whack job that registers here. I think that $5 is a small price for someone to pay to participate.
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    I'm fine with it. I think it's probably not a bad idea as it'll give people who like that kind of debate somewhere to go with it.

    Given the nature of such a forum though, I think we probably would need to moderate it on the basis that we step in on personal stuff, but so far as content goes, people can go with pretty much whatever they want. Soon as it gets personal though, out come the padlocks.

    And in addition, seeing there will be an appropriate forum for it, then political material filtering into OTHER forums should be moderated... harsher than previously.

    Probably worth a try. I think nearly everyones sick of the agendas that infiltrate random threads. And it's not just FORD, theres plenty that do it, although maybe not as obviously.

    Be a good experiment to see if we can reign it in a bit.
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    I think it's a great idea. I will include here my apologies to all for derailing the marijuana thread. Not normally my style but could not seem to help myself.

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    Might as well try it in the regular forums. If it doesn't work then it can always be moved back. I think it will be a popular forum since the elections are coming up etc.

    As far as moderator...don't worry....OLO is a super duper Mod dooder.

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    I don't want a political forum. We have enough of those threads as it is. Political forums encourage problems, and we have enough of those, too.

    It's not as though Non is swamped with threads about politics.

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    You could always tell "certain moderators" not to close topics just because they don't agree with political views expressed in the threads.

    You could also suggest that certain fans of a football team that reminds one of a condom ad might back off and not try to stir shit up in any thread where other posters might say, for instance "God spoke to Moses through a burning BUSH" and he makes a goddamned federal case out of it.

    Er, hypothetically speaking, of course.
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    What if when things disrail into political babble they get moved into that forum, and anybody who wants to keep posting in them can cough up the $5?

    The number of completely unrelated threads getting pulled that direction detracts from this place.

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    I'm tired of seeing unrelated political babble wreck perfectly good threads, like the interesting facts thread today. I'm all for moving the political forum out of premium and into non premium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    You could always tell "certain moderators" not to close topics just because they don't agree with political views expressed in the threads.

    You could also suggest that certain fans of a football team that reminds one of a condom ad might back off and not try to stir shit up in any thread where other posters might say, for instance "God spoke to Moses through a burning BUSH" and he makes a goddamned federal case out of it.

    Er, hypothetically speaking, of course.


    Whatever dude, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. You are the king of derailing threads. Only you could ruin a thread about donuts by turning it political.
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    Everyone else was laughing at Chimpy in his flight suit. YOU are the only one who made it an issue, and then the shit rolled downhill from there.

    How the Hell does a humorless Busheep like yourself survive in the Bay Area?

    For that matter, since there can only be one Republican in the Bay Area, is your name Sammy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Everyone else was laughing at Chimpy in his flight suit. YOU are the only one who made it an issue, and then the shit rolled downhill from there.

    How the Hell does a humorless Busheep like yourself survive in the Bay Area?

    For that matter, since there can only be one Republican in the Bay Area, is your name Sammy?
    You're right, I was the one who derailed that thread.


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    Please...both of you guys: END THIS DOG-SHIT, NOW !

    Show some dignity, and do not respond. Both of your opinions have been noted. Thank you for the contribution.

    Now, back to the initial thrust, if you don't mind...
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