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Offline Justin Kissel

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Jumping the Gun
« on: December 29, 2005, 02:10:51 PM »
I've noticed that, more than most other boards I've been on, moderators here are quick to shut down certain threads. Specifically, if something is said about American Politics, the entire thread gets shut down immediately. This can be annoying as you can be having a good discussion going (or trying to get one going), then someone takes it in a political direction, and *BAM* the whole thing gets shut down. Can't the moderators just ask people to stop making political posts when they cross the line, or delete the posts, or edit them, or even move the posts to some locked "Horrible Pit of Political Discussion" thread or something?  (I know of another forum which does the last one... they don't like idle chitchat, so if you're talking about your new boyfriend or something they move it to this huge thread that no one can respond to).
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Offline Robert

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Re: Jumping the Gun
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005, 02:32:20 PM »
After the New Year when mods/admins are all back from their respective vacations, we'll re-examine our policy and perhaps issue an addendum.  Can you provide any specific references in which this occurred? Thanks.


Offline Justin Kissel

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Re: Jumping the Gun
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005, 09:08:00 PM »
Robert,

I've been hoping I'd come back across one of the things I had vaguely remembered, but I haven't. The only one I know for sure about was one that was my fault (asking why people vote for politicians which supported abortion, which I realise was political though I didn't mean to make it a Republican vs. Democrat debate), so I don't want to use that as an example, since it'd just seem like I was whining because I got checked. :) Anyway, if I come across anything I'll post a link here... . .
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky