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Poll: Should We "Retire" the Political Threads?

Just curious what you all think. Is this constructive and informative?

Wed. Nov 8, 10:55am

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do yourself a favor and save your time trying to get certain topics "banned". i have suggested (politely, mind you) many times that we keep politics away from this arena, only to be blasted from other members. i agree that this is not the appropriate forum for such discussions.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 11:08 AM

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politics and religion are real "no win" topics- I agree that we ought to consider that. I'm not in favor of a ban on any topics at all, though.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 11:43 AM

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No. What we should retire though is you OP, trying to control something that is beyond your control. Maybe you should think about that.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 11:51 AM

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Maybe we could just insist on fitness/weightloss content i.e.- "voting dem/rep will make you fat" or "amazing new liberal/conservative diet plan!"

we could even do attack threads- "did you know that Nancy Pelosi/Bill Frist wants you to get diabetes?"

Yup. Gooooooood times.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 12:04 PM

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11:51-i was just asking a question. Attack my idea- not me. Seems like you have some anger issues?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 12:12 PM

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here's an idea - two community thread areas. one for on-topic discussions and the other for off-topic. stick to the area(s) where you are interested.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 12:21 PM

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Um, yeah, definitely with the OP on this one... I think that the political threads should be retired. And wow look, I managed to state this without making nasty comments about anyone in particular or about any of the political parties... amazing.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 1:23 PM

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i don't understand why people are so bothered by seeing threads on the main page about topics they don't like. Look, I don't really care or have any knowledge to add for the ones about certain TV shows, or how many WW points in somethig but that might be useful or interesting to someone else. i really wish people would stop trying to censor so much around here. so you don't like politics, so you don't want to read heated arguments-THEN DON'T! it's so simple it makes me laugh!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 2:54 PM

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Please don't censor. I read several of the political threads once, didn't like the tone of the discussions, and chose not to read them again. I prefer having the choice. Thanks.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 3:01 PM

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It's not about censoring. Elections are over. The threads are basically 'dead.'

My vote is yes to retiring the threads relating to yesterday's election. This will free up valuable server space for threads that continue to be constructive.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 3:59 PM

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