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 Post subject: Ban political talk
PostPosted: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 2:18pm 
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It does no good on a gear forum.

Proven time and time again to be toxic.

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 Post subject: Re: Ban political talk
PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 12:18pm 
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Agreed. Never seen political discussion allowed on a forum that wasn't a political forum.

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 12:43pm 
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Maybe we could even start with the outright racist dude that was posting in OT the other day...

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 12:45pm 
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I agree it is the worst part of this forum. Or at least make a sub forum for it that does not pop up everywhere you look.

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Maybe we could even start with the outright racist dude that was posting in OT the other day...

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 Post subject: Re: Ban political talk
PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 1:23pm 
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Ban political talk? -

Nah, because people who involve themselves in that from a derogatory morally superior hyperpartisan point of view usually end up getting so butthurt by the blowback they get usually end up banning themselves anyway.

and nobody is forcing anybody to click on political threads.


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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 8:04pm 
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I have no political affiliations, but starting a political thread on a guitar forum is sort of like talking about guitars & amps on a political forum, isn't it? I mean, what's the end result?

Oh, right, we all just saw that play out to it's logical conclusion. There are just better places/forums to do that than on a guitar/amp gear forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Ban political talk
PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 8:14pm 
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Yup. They get ugly. REALLY FAST. People start getting defensive in their own beliefs (rightfully so)...
Then the personal attacks begin. Seen it time after time after time.
I don't like politics. Or talking bout religion.
I don't make or take away these sub forums.
But you can damn near bet nothing good comes from these threads.

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 8:16pm 
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It's an "Off Topic" section. That means anything not music related. If politics are banned in the OT section, what would happen if Marshall posts were banned in other sections? (Although I personally have no love for Marshall products I do not object to the discussion of said products!) Instead of banning politics, how about just not reading the posts or responding to them? Especially responding to troll posts! They should go away quickly.

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 8:31pm 
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Yup. Firm believer in freedom of speach.
If it's in a off main road section.
Go ahead and discuss. :thumbsup:
But discuss usually ends in 'disgust'
People bitched about me not 'taking care of this!!'
But I really do like to read the posts. Watch it as it unfolds.
Sorry folks. I am still just a member here like you guys and have my opinions.
Mod or not. Just a normal guy. Not everyone thinks the same. My opinions thoughts are going to be different the the next joe shit the rag man. :yes:

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PostPosted: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 8:27am 
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From a freedom of speech standpoint, I know why it's important. From a personal standpoint, its annoying AF. Go to another forum. I'm here to talk about how much money I'm gonna waste on not becoming a better guitar player :lol: :LOL:

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 6:23pm 
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o.t. is o.t.-what's the problem? if we modded the fuck out of this place people would bitch. if someone is a dick 99% of the time-YOU guys handle it yourselves.


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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 7:20pm 
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I don't care if you want to talk about lighting candles out of Mickey Mouses ass at Disney world.
I am sure people will reply.
But if you "think"... have a "instinct" ... or just a 'hint" ....
you wanna respond.... go for it. Its your belief and freedom of speech! :thumbsup:
When you stir up a bees hive.... and the bees come out ...
might be too late to say "Stop.... I was messing around..."
Time to stand ground and back it up.
Just saying....

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 8:09pm 
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Here ye here ye! Ban posts that promote banning threads!

...crap I may have inadvertently just banned myself

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 8:13pm 
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crankyrayhanky wrote:
Here ye here ye! Ban posts that promote banning threads!

...crap I may have inadvertently just banned myself

Not banned..... but being monitored heavily.
VERY HEAVILY... :gethim:

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 8:22pm 
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Mailman1971 wrote:
crankyrayhanky wrote:
Here ye here ye! Ban posts that promote banning threads!

...crap I may have inadvertently just banned myself

Not banned..... but being sedated heavily.
VERY HEAVILY... :gethim:


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crankyrayhanky wrote:
Mailman1971 wrote:
crankyrayhanky wrote:
Here ye here ye! Ban posts that promote banning threads!

...crap I may have inadvertently just banned myself

Not banned..... but being sedated heavily.
VERY HEAVILY... :gethim:


^spell check


I am on my phone. And half blind.
Cut me some slack!! :lol: :LOL:

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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 8:31pm 
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I'm not a fan of banning things in general. It's already in off topic. If someone gets nasty, then it's on them and the moderators to handle it. An easy solution is to just stay out of those conversations if it bothers you too much. I do. I might read through some from time to time, but I'm fully aware that no one, no matter what side they're on, is ever going to change someone's mind about a political stance on a forum.


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