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05-22-2020, 04:17 PM

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Well the Politicial Section should be bounced off Mike Howerton aka AZHousePro, he might just do it.

Another idea would be to start a THREAD, with a Poll. See how that goes. Politics alway come into thing when you start talk place of origin. USA v/s rest of World.

What ever you do some one in 2020 get offended, think the idea of thick skins are gone in the wind of change.

JMHO.
I have recently sent a PM to Mike regarding something else, depending on the outcome of that I will consider pushing a political forum.

I just think there is WAY too much political stuff that happens outside of NPR and I also think people shy away from this forum because of that. If there was a political forum you could easily have a zero tolerance rule on politics outside that forum while STILL having an NPR forum where others can talk about fishing without having to deal with the political stuff. It really does get tiring and honestly, I've been a member of MANY forums over the last 15 years and I seriously think this place is the worse (other than Pirate4x4 - maybe) when it comes to nastiness between the different political views. If there was a political forum you could simply lock it and only let members in if they agree to the terms of that forum. I truly think that would change the atmosphere around here.
  
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05-22-2020, 04:18 PM

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I think by reading most of the thread titles in NPR you can figure out which ones may be political, just like reading news online.

Don't click on the political threads.
There are political jabs all over this forum.


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You have a tough hide. I enjoy reading your thoughts here in the main room, but over in NPR, at times I feel you must be a masochist.
I appreciate that. Free country even if folks don't agree with one another.


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What we really need is a fishing thread but I think Id be the only one posting.
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There are political jabs all over this forum.


EDIT: if there were a political forum and zero tolerance, that goes away.
The NPR is for "non pool related", which includes politics.

Get over it.


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05-22-2020, 04:29 PM

Everyone here knows that NPR is the place that political discussion takes place. They know this by clicking on the NEW link and they see the titles.

I don't see any increase in people coming over from the rest of the site because they know that political discussion is allowed there.

I don't believe for one moment that making a political section is going to do more than just kill NPR.

What would help NPR is if people with positive things to post would join in with their thick skin and post about something wonderful in the world.

As far as the political stuff that happens outside of NPR what do you want management to do? Really spank every comment that falls outside of what the few think they should?

Practice a little forgiveness and realize we are country divided right now.

In closing I don't agree with your assessment unless you think creating a political forum would fix the division in the country.



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I have recently sent a PM to Mike regarding something else, depending on the outcome of that I will consider pushing a political forum.

I just think there is WAY too much political stuff that happens outside of NPR and I also think people shy away from this forum because of that. If there was a political forum you could easily have a zero tolerance rule on politics outside that forum while STILL having an NPR forum where others can talk about fishing without having to deal with the political stuff. It really does get tiring and honestly, I've been a member of MANY forums over the last 15 years and I seriously think this place is the worse (other than Pirate4x4 - maybe) when it comes to nastiness between the different political views. If there was a political forum you could simply lock it and only let members in if they agree to the terms of that forum. I truly think that would change the atmosphere around here.


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05-22-2020, 04:33 PM

I really dislike the political content in any of the threads I’m interested in. Never been to NPR, for that reason. I agree with Measureman and jsalazar. Get that crap in a hole, where it belongs. Has definitely detracted a great deal from the funny pic thread.

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05-22-2020, 04:40 PM

When I get on, I like to click on the "new posts" and see what is being talked about on here today. Depends on the day and what shows up, sometimes politics drowns out the rest of the sight, like in my screenshot below, ain't the end of the world, just end up browsing the subforums individually.

  
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Silly me, I recommended wearing medical grade masks to protect us pool players and got slammed because somebody somewhere decided to make it a political symbol. God forbid
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Personally I found it helpful to quickly identify who I wanted to associate with. Zero tolerance policy for Socialists and Communists.


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05-22-2020, 04:46 PM

There is plenty of rancor in the main forum without the discussion of politics. I try to stay away from politics on the main forum.

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almost every thread regardless of content has to have one of our political idiots spewing
their hatred for someone or something.

It's gotten to the point that i hesitate to read a thread and am spending less and less time on this forum.

Yes i know free speech and all but it's getting out of hand.

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Don't click on the political threads.
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