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Politics threads?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jr/shotglass, Sep 14, 2011.

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  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I see six of the 22 threads on the front page are totally political.

    Thought they got rid of the "Politics" room for that exact reason ...
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If you're counting the Glen Rice thread as political, stop it.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member


    (Yeah. I was.)
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    If you don't like politics threads, why not just avoid clicking on them and devote your time to posting about topics that are more to your liking?

    Why start a thread like this, other than to create controversy, and what place does it have on the Sports & News board?

    We got rid of the politics board because of it was a pain in the ass to moderate, not for any other reason. Too many people couldn't handle themselves on those threads and acted like asses and it was dragging the board down.

    We would LOVE to have a respectful, open message board in which all kinds of threads thrive, including ones devoted to politics. We'd love it if people could disagree like adults and post intelligently on serious threads.

    For that reason, we often give leeway on here and try to allow people to show they CAN handle it. The moderators discuss it all the time, and stay on top of it.

    If politics threads bother you, there is a simple solution. Don't click on the threads you don't like.

    But from a moderating standpoint, what is just as frustrating as the posters who act like asses on politics threads are the posters who have to weigh in with "no politics" all the time or the variation of this thread that gets started every couple of weeks. It's old.
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