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Old 08-25-2009, 11:54 AM   #301
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It would be a shame to have to shut them down, I like hearing the wide diversity of views we have. We can still discuss things because at the core we all share a love of the Skins. SS & JoeR's takes are right on IMO. Maybe you guys could make them a separate forum and remove access to that forum from those who can't "play nice".
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:01 PM   #302
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Look, I'll admit I can be as intransigent as the next guy. At the same time, I also enjoy better understanding opposing points of view if only to make me question and better understand my own.

I think a separate political forum would be great. I enjoy debating politics with other skins fans b/c, at the end of the day, we can find SOMETHING to agree upon. There was a time when you linked to a different forum for political discussion. I went there and that ended up with just basic name calling w/out so much as a "how-do-you-do". Here at least, there is some intelligent discussion before we get to the "poopy headed, bible thumping, cross-burner" portion of the thread.
I see...Matty we should nix the thought of revisiting the idea of linking to a separate forum (not the same one as JR mentions here)

But what you experienced I think is a testament to Matty and how he runs this site and the standards he has set and expects and what you found elsewhere
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I think this thread illustrates that it's very rare that any political issues can be discussed in a rational, calm, and thoughtful manner around here. I guess it's just a reflection of society in general. Anyone think we should just go back to our old policy of no politics allowed?
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I see...Matty we should nix the thought of revisiting the idea of linking to a separate forum (not the same one as JR mentions here)

But what you experienced I think is a testament to Matty and how he runs this site and the standards he has set and expects and what you found elsewhere
Absolutely. It is why I would hate for a few a-holes to cause the elimination of a place where at least some relatively respectful discussion can take place. In just about every other forum that discusses politics, it is either a name calling fest OR preaching to the choir. I realize the political threads probably cause more moderator issues than others but, to me, the generally fair resolution of those issues makes this a desirable place to hold such discussion.
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I think this thread illustrates that it's very rare that any political issues can be discussed in a rational, calm, and thoughtful manner around here. I guess it's just a reflection of society in general. Anyone think we should just go back to our old policy of no politics allowed?
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Nice try young grasshopper but freedom of speech only applies as the mods see fit.
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I have said this before but make just a poltic form, then those who want to go in there can.
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Nice try young grasshopper but freedom of speech only applies as the mods see fit.
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How about we just junk the off topic stuff completely?
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How about we just junk the off topic stuff completely?
Do we get a vote or have you already made up your mind?
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I have said this before but make just a poltic form, then those who want to go in there can.
That would get my vote. We have one for other sports, we have one for Madden, we can have one for politics.
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Do we get a vote or have you already made up your mind?
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How about we just junk the off topic stuff completely?

Seriously??? I think that is a bad idea, outside of the poltical threads there is very little fighting in the off topic section plus I usually get a good laugh, good advice, or learn something new in there.
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:55 PM   #314
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I don't see what the big deal is as it is the off topic section and without politics it will become about as busy as the other sports section. If you don't want to talk politics then don't click on the thread and the ones that do click on the threads reframe from personal attacks. I have found that after so many pages on a subject it becomes the same thing over and over again and that the same for any topic on this entire site. Just read any of the longer threads about our O line or JC.

I would disagree I think there is a lot of traffic here in off topic even without the political stuff.
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Nice try young grasshopper but freedom of speech only applies as the mods see fit.
Hay, I'm down with "warning->temp ban->ban" model but to get rid of the whole forum section because of few bad apples seems too tyrannical to me.
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