Growing number of political threads in off topic

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by spinnaker, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. spinnaker

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    I am concerned about the growing number of threads that I would consider political in nature that are occurring in Off Topic. If you read the rules, these topics are expressly forbidden.

    I come to AAC because of the light hearted nature of the forum. If I want to be depressed by politics then there are other forums where I can go. Please keep any politics out of AAC and Off Topic.
     
  2. BR-549

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    I just read the TOS page and the user agreement page. I couldn't find that. But my eyes aren't what they used to be.
    Can you show me where that is?
     
  3. spinnaker

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  4. BR-549

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    Oh, ok spinnaker. So there is a TOS page, a user agreement page, and a forum rules page.

    Thanks.
     
  5. #12

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    I don't like or post in the Threads about ISIL or the Mid-East because I am mostly incompetent in politics, but I like dancing with people who can beat me at Scrabble. Some of those dances come close to the line called, "politics". I trust the Moderators to control this site. They have shown both wisdom and integrity over the years.
     
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  6. Kermit2

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    Politics

    Poly: prefix meaning many.
    Ticks: a blood suckin parasite

    Pretty much states my understanding of all things political
     
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  7. spinnaker

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    I don't get it.
     
  8. #12

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    Translation, I'm kind of on the fence about this issue, maybe even guilty, but I trust the Moderators to keep me in line.
     
  9. Lestraveled

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    We are here because we like to talk about stuff. Lively conversation are great. Sometimes lively conversation go south and should be stopped, thanks to calmer minds, the moderators.
     
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  10. spinnaker

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    Then create a subforum for politics. I am really getting a bit tired of seeing the same couple of depressing threads popping up over and over again.
     
  11. Wendy

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    Nope, ain't gonna happen. Politics and religion almost always cause hard feelings, which linger and fester.
     
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  12. spinnaker

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    How is what is going on now not political?
     
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  13. Wendy

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    We try to walk a fine line as moderators.

    We have several members who contribute, but also seem to delight in trolling the moderators and each other. It has taken several years to get to this point, and it is not good.

    We could just crack down and eliminate everything besides tech here, but that would be worse IMO. So we grow the mod staff and deal with it as best we can.

    There is going to be an effort by all the staff to clean up the worst of it though.
     
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