Any good places to discuss politics online?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Let It Fall, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Let It Fall

    Let It Fall Inactive

    Oct 15, 2009
    Baton Rouge
    Any good message boards out there? I have lately been enjoying hearing points from both sides, and as its not allowed here. We often get one or two liners that just pass under the mods politics radars, and I'd like to find out the reasoning behind their opinions. I could PM I suppose, regardless are their any good forums out there that are within unbiased websites?
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Any good places to discuss politics online?


    Talkbass seems like just the place! Oh, wait...
  3. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Not really. They see that I'm sure.
    I've noticed that at times, they're willing to let some stuff slide when it stays civil and friendly. It's when it starts to go goofy (and it inevitably does because someone always gets butthurt or offended) that they start shutting stuff down and swingin' the ban-hammer.
  4. Any good places to discuss politics online?

    Well, if by "good" you mean polite, civil, respectful, and intelligent, I don't know of any. They may exist, I just haven't seen them.
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars

    And this is the reason for the ban on politricks here. It ONLY serves to divide and cause strife in this community. The ban is in place for a good reason.
  6. Let It Fall

    Let It Fall Inactive

    Oct 15, 2009
    Baton Rouge
    Yeah that's what I'm hoping fir
  7. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    The Yahoo comments section is pure gold for this :ninja:
  8. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana

    It's sad but true. Divide et impera in action.
  9. Fretless1!


    Feb 19, 2007
  10. Let It Fall

    Let It Fall Inactive

    Oct 15, 2009
    Baton Rouge
    Checking it out now, hope your serious thanks
  11. Surround yourself with likeminded individuals. If they don't agree with you, start shooting, or hit them really hard if you don't believe in guns. If you don't believe in violence, blog or vlog. If you don't believe in technology, shun them Amish style!
  12. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    Maybe someone has a group that is on Xanax- that's about the only way i can think of it being civil.
  13. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I think politics should be discussed or debated face to face over a nice cup of coffee ( and maybe a donut ) with friends or neighbors, not over the internet. Bass playing and related matters is a different story.
  14. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    couldnt hurt
  15. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
  16. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    They dont exist. Trust me. ;)
  17. In order to have a civil, intelligent conversation about any controversial subject, I think you need to control with whom you have the conversation. I think a small majority of folks really can't act well under any type of stress or conflict, so you have to weed out the fools before you try to act like adults. I don't think you can do it in the anonymous, no accountability world of the internet.

    Absent a meeting between only persons of good character, I think those conversations need to be held in a face-to-face situation in order to avoid the foolishness. Identify intelligent, mature individuals who don't act like Billy Badass in the face of disagreement, and have those conversations locally and face-to-face.

    Most people act completely differently when they are within your lunging distance.
  18. You could try

    Comment is free | The Guardian

    There is a section for USA news. It's article-lead though, so the message boards follow the theme of the articles "Above the Line."

    There have been some, erm, lively discussions. Especially after the News International paywalls went up.
  19. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Facebook, although, I've lost (and gained) a few friends this way. :)
  20. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Well, there is the politics forum over at With an occasional out burst of name-calling, it's actually a relatively well behaved group of politicos. Better behaved than some gaming forums I've visited.