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05-22-2020, 06:27 PM

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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.
Ummmm, that's a political statement.

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05-22-2020, 06:41 PM

I have not seen alot of Political post here , Maybe I am not clicking on the rights threads . I learned very early on in life that you cannot have political or religious discussion's as you will offend somebody, I will if ask my opinion and give it like it is. But I try to keep my views to myself , I found out that those people have their minds already made and I am not gonna change it. So let be what will be. If it is not bothering me then more power to them as Mr Darling on Andy said.
  
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05-22-2020, 06:59 PM

A car guy forum I post on has an "off topic" section.
There, guys post about all sorts of topics. Movies to music, etc. Many of the posts
covering home do it yourself projects. It turns out this forum has experts in many professions who are willing to give advice and problem solving hints. Hell, one guy
was a genuine Rocket Scientist. Paving & home building contractors, electricians, stock brokers, MD's, you name it. The brain trust willing to share here is amazing.

The same forum also has a "politics and religion" section. There the tinfoil hat brigade can argue to their heart's content about sleepy creepy joe or orange man bad. Lots of back & forth going on. I doubt like hell anybody's vote or position has been changed, but it does allow the political types to vent.

So, I think a separation would work...with some stiff monitoring to keep people in the proper forum.
  
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05-22-2020, 07:48 PM

I never made a political comment one way or another until '08. And I haven't needed to make another in several years! lol
  
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05-22-2020, 07:59 PM

I'm very heavily into politics. I look for political discussions (in places intended for politics), because I want to present facts the other side hasn't heard (or ignores). I spend a lot of time with it. Political discussions can be maddening at times, and other times, it leads to research (busy work).

Such discussions very often lead to anger. "You idiot! Don't you know..." or YEAH!! You're right!! Why, those %$#&U%$s should suffer a terrible …"

A pool forum is a place to rest and relax, to talk with friendly people, to learn and share pool-related info... A place to get away from the worries and frustrations of the real world.

My opinion?
Either keep your politics in NPR, or create a politics forum. I don't like seeing political comments here! This just isn't the place for it. It spoils the mood.

Thank you for bringing this up, measureman.

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05-22-2020, 08:33 PM

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A car guy forum I post on has an "off topic" section.
There, guys post about all sorts of topics. Movies to music, etc. Many of the posts
covering home do it yourself projects. It turns out this forum has experts in many professions who are willing to give advice and problem solving hints. Hell, one guy
was a genuine Rocket Scientist. Paving & home building contractors, electricians, stock brokers, MD's, you name it. The brain trust willing to share here is amazing.

The same forum also has a "politics and religion" section. There the tinfoil hat brigade can argue to their heart's content about sleepy creepy joe or orange man bad. Lots of back & forth going on. I doubt like hell anybody's vote or position has been changed, but it does allow the political types to vent.

So, I think a separation would work...with some stiff monitoring to keep people in the proper forum.
On a high traffic tech forum I own, there's an off-topic section for just random & casual chit-chat. Then there's what's called 'the vip room', a section for politics and other sordid topics. This section isn't visible to guests (members only with 100+ posts); IE its not indexed by google and other search engines. This has worked well.....the political banter isn't seen by new members, even in the 'view new posts' link. I run VB 3.8.11, same family as this site....that'd be my suggestion if its really an issue.


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05-22-2020, 10:59 PM

The problem with political discussions is the enormous disagreement on the issue of facts, statistics or other empirical data.
So one side accuses the other of falsifying the information & then feelings get hurt & it decays quickly into ad hominem attacks.
You need a referee to supervise the vitriolic exchanges that inevitably take place and so nothing meaningful seems to come of it.


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05-23-2020, 01:11 AM

I don't think a billiards site should have a "Politics" section anymore than a political site should have a "Billiards" section.

But if we can make requests, can we get a "Zoo Keeper" section?
  
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05-23-2020, 02:13 AM

You should have kept your displeasure between you and Mike and not made a public spectacle out of it in my opinion. After reading some of the
replies its become evident to me that you were out to turn the rest of the site against those of us who've enjoyed NPR for what it is. After all you didn't post
any examples of what you found that you can't stand anymore so you took no stand except whining. Now this is hater central. What was best left alone, addressed
in NPR or handled between you and Admin is now front pages news and every hater that didn't come to NPR in the first place now has an opinion on how to mess
it up and its all because you posted it in the wrong forum or failed to make your point clear. Why didn't you go directly to Mike? You can't stand up on your own? Maybe
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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.

I may quit coming here.


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You should have kept your displeasure between you and Mike and not made a public spectacle out of it in my opinion. After reading some of the
replies its become evident to me that you were out to turn the rest of the site against those of us who've enjoyed NPR for what it is. After all you didn't post
any examples of what you found that you can't stand anymore so you took no stand except whining. Now this is hater central. What was best left alone, addressed
in NPR or handled between you and Admin is now front pages news and every hater that didn't come to NPR in the first place now has an opinion on how to mess
it up and its all because you posted it in the wrong forum or failed to make your point clear. Why didn't you go directly to Mike? You can't stand up on your own? Maybe
you wanted to mess things up for everyone else? Is that what you need to make you happy? Are you happy now?
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...you posted it in the wrong forum...
This is the forum that the complaint stems from, therefore, this is the right forum in which it should be addressed, and from which general concession be obtained.
  
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This is the forum that the complaint stems from, therefore, this is the right forum in which it should be addressed, and from which general concession be obtained.
"you posted it in the wrong forum or failed to make your point clear."

Because you think it is doesn't mean it is,the rest of the sentence matters and comprehension is a terrible thing to waste. I'm one of the ones in NPR who he's been conversing with for years and his not making himself clear points the stick in NPR's direction.

That is evidenced by the NPR concern in this thread. Why do people that don't go there need to be concerned?

I don't believe he was referring to NPR but please let him clear that up.

NPR is fine like it is. A place where David fights Goliath everyday and just to make my point when the progressives took flight it was a very dull place to be and none of you guys came to save it.


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