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Should the political forum be removed from LGB?

Yes, remove the political forum.
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No, keep the political forum.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby SixDemonBag » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:19 pm

Agree with a lot of other posters.

It'll just spill over into the OT board if you get rid of it.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby marco » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:18 pm

I voted 'Yes' to get rid of it only because I fundamentally do not agree that there is a place for politics on this forum that is about Blues Hockey. For instance, at work there are two things I/we do not talk about: (a) Sex, (b) Politics. I do not see a Sex Forum on here. I fully admit that from time to time I drop in there and give my two cents, but I wouldn't miss it.

If you want to talk politics there are unfathomable amount of places on the internet to go. One close place is the STLToday.com Current Affairs forum. Unfortunately for some posters, their discourse is too rash for such an environment, and banning and/or discipline would come too swiftly for their tastes. The Political Forum at LGB is a repository of toxic waste, insults and constant infighting that results in those topics bleeding into the OT and Blues forum (ie the TV Thread example). The level of tolerance there is pretty impressive compared to other forums.

The problem with getting rid of it is the amount of moderation that would have to go on to filter political topics and repeat offenders off the board, through thread deletion, comment deletion and poster suspension and potentially banning. The maintenance required could be potentially a daunting task considering the level of participation that forum gets.

But ultimately people only go there on their own accord. Maybe there should be a $5 / month subscription to have access to the political forum. :wink:
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby goon attack » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:43 pm

If people don't want to read it, they don't have to go on there. if you want a hard and fast rule that no political discussion should occur in other forums then make the rule and be done with it. Or you could just ban people who post jokes in other forums that happen to be about politics...with no warning. That's always fresh. :lol:

Why is this even a question? :?

Just ban everybody that has ever disagreed with me. That will wipe out 80% of this board and you can relax then. :okman:
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby cprice12 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:27 pm

goon attack wrote:if you want a hard and fast rule that no political discussion should occur in other forums then make the rule and be done with it.

:lol:
I'm not surprised you didn't know this, but that's always been a rule.
That's why we have different forums.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby goon attack » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:39 pm

cprice12 wrote:
goon attack wrote:if you want a hard and fast rule that no political discussion should occur in other forums then make the rule and be done with it.

:lol:
I'm not surprised you didn't know this, but that's always been a rule.
That's why we have different forums.


Is the rule posted somewhere?
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby cprice12 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:29 am

goon attack wrote:
cprice12 wrote:
goon attack wrote:if you want a hard and fast rule that no political discussion should occur in other forums then make the rule and be done with it.

:lol:
I'm not surprised you didn't know this, but that's always been a rule.
That's why we have different forums.


Is the rule posted somewhere?


In the Guidelines forum:
14. Any posts made that are deemed to vary too far from the thread topic or are deemed to be an attempt to hijack a thread, may be deleted without warning in an attempt to keep the thread on it's original topic.
Repeated violations of this policy may result in warnings, a suspension or a ban. For any forum to retain it's dignity, threads need to remain somewhat on topic...especially in the hockey forum.


Political talk doesn't belong in the hockey forum, and vice versa. That's considered off topic.
Again, that is why we have different forums.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby goon attack » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:52 am

Yeah, but does that just apply to politics? Things go off topic all the time.

Like I said, if there's an explicit rule about no politics anywhere else, fine. I have no problem following the rules.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby McClement9 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:23 pm

goon attack wrote:Yeah, but does that just apply to politics? Things go off topic all the time.

Like I said, if there's an explicit rule about no politics anywhere else, fine. I have no problem following the rules.


Isn't it implied? Blues disscussion doesn't sounds like politics to me..
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby cprice12 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:42 am

goon attack wrote:Yeah, but does that just apply to politics? Things go off topic all the time.

Like I said, if there's an explicit rule about no politics anywhere else, fine. I have no problem following the rules.


Well, I'm telling you...when there is forum reserved for specific things, like politics, those specific things need to stay in that specific forum.
Consider it an explicit rule if you want to.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby goon attack » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:03 am

McClement9 wrote:
goon attack wrote:Yeah, but does that just apply to politics? Things go off topic all the time.

Like I said, if there's an explicit rule about no politics anywhere else, fine. I have no problem following the rules.


Isn't it implied? Blues disscussion doesn't sounds like politics to me..


Have you seen how many forums there are here?

And is it implied? No. Message board are notorious for off topic stuff. some mods/admins don't care at all. others do. just trying to get a clarification because I mod other boards and it's anything goes and people like it that way.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:36 am

I say we remove this thread.. Banning certain discussion is lame. Don't like politics, stay outta the politics forum.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby the knob » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:08 am

If we remove the political forum, the terrorists will have won.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:13 am

the knob wrote:If we remove the political forum, the terrorists will have won.


Goon's a terrorist?
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby the knob » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:16 am

Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
the knob wrote:If we remove the political forum, the terrorists will have won.


Goon's a terrorist?


No, he's a freedom fighter, just like Patrick Swayze and the Wolverines.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby BF44 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:56 am

the knob wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
the knob wrote:If we remove the political forum, the terrorists will have won.


Goon's a terrorist?


No, he's a freedom fighter, just like Patrick Swayze and the Wolverines.


If firefighters fight fire, and crimefighters fight crime, what do Freedom Fighters fight?
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby the knob » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:04 pm

BF44 wrote:
the knob wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
the knob wrote:If we remove the political forum, the terrorists will have won.


Goon's a terrorist?


No, he's a freedom fighter, just like Patrick Swayze and the Wolverines.


If firefighters fight fire, and crimefighters fight crime, what do Freedom Fighters fight?


Russkies and Cubans, duh!
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby kodos » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:54 pm

I'm a political junkie, but I never go there. I don't care.
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Re: Should we remove the political forum?

Postby cprice12 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:02 pm

Well, it's about 50/50...so we'll keep the political forum.
But the political talk needs to stay in that forum...if people are bringing political talk outside of the Politics forum, those posts will either be removed or the thread will be locked. Repeat offenders may be suspended from the site for a few days as well.
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