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    With the new year, we’ve decided to take a hard look at the Political Underground board, including whether or not it still serves a worthwhile function at VHLinks.com. The short of it is we have agreed there remains a need for this forum to exist here, as more than enough political discourse occurs within our community to warrant it. And, to be sure, VHLinks has certainly never only been about Van Halen.

    That said, after much discussion among the moderators, we have agreed the culture of the Political Underground forum must change for us to be comfortable allowing it to still exist. The last few years have brought about innumerable occurrences of hate-filled diatribes and disrespect for your fellow human beings in this very forum. Political topics bring out the worst in people and, we know, we shouldn’t be surprised this forum isn’t excluded from that fact. However, our toleration of that behavior stops now.

    The crux of the matter is this: We do not care on which side of the political fence you reside. There’s a place for every point of view on this board, and that includes discussions of a political nature. Rest assured, political opinions are quite varied even inside the mod room. However, this forum will now operate under strict rules of engagement. They are as follows:

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    To bottom-line it for you: Debate with intelligence, have respect for those with whom you share opposite views and, when constructing replies, consider deploying compassion first and foremost. Our members hail from places all around the world and have individual life experiences that inform how we feel and what we think. You don’t have to agree on something – no matter how divisive – to treat others with respect. It is your choice to do so.

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    Maybe this will help increase traffic in Main.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Maybe this will help increase traffic in Main.
    Why? You been with a braintrust positing lists?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    Why? You been with a braintrust positing lists?


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    Maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Maybe.
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    I'm sure #4 will be debated.

    What about YT clips from basement-dwelling, beanie-wearing wannabes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I'm sure #4 will be debated.

    What about YT clips from basement-dwelling, beanie-wearing wannabes?
    Nope. No debate. It’s in black and white to reference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I'm sure #4 will be debated.
    Source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    You're quick, Coulda...

    You, you're good, you!
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    Noted, thank you.


    I have a killer Newsmax article in the que though, so are these rules effective immediately or like at Midnight tonight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Noted.


    I have a killer Newsmax article in the que though, so are these rules effective immediately or like at Midnight tonight?
    Shouldn't be any different than using a CNN or MSNBC article...post away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I'm not a man who relishes the phrase "I told ya so"....but I told ya so.
    I like some mustard with my relish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    You're quick, Coulda...

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    He’s got a fuckin gift.


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