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Political threads and the treatment thereof...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by moley, Jun 30, 2003.


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  1. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    ...Wouldn't it be better to move them to the lounge than just to close them? E.g. Cass's thread about his letter to Mr Bush.

    I hope this doesn't count as "questioning moderator decisions in public". Just making a suggestion, really.
     
  2. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I thought publicly questioning mods was my job.. hrm...
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    How many times do I have to tell you MM, you're not a troll, get over it.


    Moley, This is exactly what I was thinking too when a couple recent threads were locked.
     
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I didn't claim to be a troll.

    I just thought openly questioning mods was one of my responsibilities.
     
  6. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    Well it's not.
     
  7. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    The the thread about the letter to Bush contains posts by non supporting members - they can't post in the lounge. I don't think it would work, or else all non supporting members' posts would have to be removed from said thread so that it could be moved to the lounge...sounds like too much work and it still wouldn't be completely fair. Closing the threads is the right thing to do. If you want to post something that could become political, post it in the lounge to begin with or be ready for it to get closed.(IMO)
     
  8. I do not see the problem with political threads anyway. I think it's a few members whinging on that they're offended (too easily offended, apparently) ruining it for the majority.

    So what if people argue? That's life!! Most of us are adults, just grow up and get on with it. They're only words after all. In any case, the few disagreements I've had have ended with mutual apologies for frayed tempers and an agreement to disagree.


    Give it a chance guys. Go on - you know you want to.
     
  9. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    So what's with the change of name, Yotts?
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    uh, no. in fact, i don't.
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    He's hiding from people he offended in political threads :p
     
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    :D hee hee. ;)
     
  13. It's the name I use on all other forums, so I changed it here for consistency.

    FWIW, Komakino is female :) or at least she is whenever I'm playing Unreal Tournament! It means (so I've been told) "Small grassy pasture" in Japanese.
     
  14. My opinion is that the talkbass off topic forum has gone down hill a lot since we stopped having any form of political thread. chat just doesnt seem as good.

    (I'm just wondering how many people are now gonna tell me to leave or start some more interesting threads.)
     
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    He's going for "most pretentious username" on TB!! ;)
     
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    No - pay up and become a supporting member, then you can join in all the political threads in the Lounge!! ;)
     
  17. I agree completely.

    Bruce - Pretentious, Moi?
    :)
     
  18. You know i probably should... I've been here a good while now and never paid a penny. I feel so... Scottish
     
  19. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Yeah, I'm fed up with political threads, I'm glad that they aren't allowed in general OT.

    every other forum I visit that allow political threads, it's just chaos, practically every thread, someone spits on someone elses political leanings, and if it's not that, it's their religon, or their beliefs of any sort, or their taste.

    TB is like a sanctuary, and a darn good one at that.
     
  20. But surely the point is, if you don't like them don't join in! There's no one forcing you to click the link to a political discussion! Let those you want to join in, and you keep your distance!
     



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