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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2007, 12:49 AM »
No Sir, I don't like it.

It will only serve to increase the bad blood between "opposing" members, and that will bleed over into other areas of the forum.  It'll just be a rehash of the W&P threads from RS and GH, three and four years ago, and nothing positive or beneficial ever came out of those.  Everybody's still on the same sides that they were back in those days. 

There are plenty of other forums out there already for people to talk politics, and as much as it might be nice for JD to be one of the "big" SW forums that allows political discussion, I think the negatives would soon outweigh the positives.

And, "unmoderated forum" or no, that's still not gonna change the fact that George Bush sucks donkey balls.

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2007, 12:51 AM »

It will only serve to increase the bad blood between "opposing" members, and that will bleed over into other areas of the forum.  It'll just be a rehash of the W&P threads from RS and GH, three and four years ago, and nothing positive or beneficial ever came out of those. 


I don't remember seeing you there.



 Everybody's still on the same sides that they were back in those days. 


Definitely not the case.
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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2007, 12:55 AM »
I don't remember seeing you there.

Faulty memory, on your part.  I was there from time to time--just didn't post as often as everybody else did. 

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Definitely not the case.

How so?  You're still a loyal Bushie, no matter how rotten a "president" he's been since then, aren't you? 

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2007, 12:58 AM »

How so?  You're still a loyal Bushie, no matter how rotten a "president" he's been since then, aren't you? 


I guess until we have the new forum, I don't have a place to discuss this topic, now do I?

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2007, 01:01 AM »
I guess until we have the new forum, I don't have a place to discuss this topic, now do I?

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I take it you're not a loyal Bushie anymore, then?

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2007, 01:06 AM »
Yes, but Dean, where would we lowly non-partisan few venture?

Maybe in the trunk of your parents car?   :-X

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2007, 01:24 AM »
This thread's already making my head hurt.
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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2007, 02:13 AM »
Yes, but Dean, where would we lowly non-partisan few venture?

Maybe in the trunk of your parents car?   :-X

Tyranny of the majorities! Tyranny of the majorities! Why won't you Leftists allow us nonaligned social progressives to play in the park?  :'(

It's because of the whole "foward-school" foreign policy, isn't it?

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2007, 03:15 AM »
Thanks for the input so far everyone. Keep it coming.

Also, as a side note- anyone who brings up politics in any other context but to debate the ability to discuss it will be suspended.

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2007, 11:49 AM »
Why not keep the oil and vinegar apart?  Let's have a right (wrong) and left (right) forum.  I think instead of a drag out bitch fest lacking in constructive criticism, we could use a place to go and discuss issues of the day without the opposing side sniping at each post.  Especially with 08 already here in so many ways.

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2007, 02:12 PM »
It does seem like the negatives outweigh the positives. I see this site as a place for like-minded people (regarding liking Star wars) to be a community. A thread that allows people to sling mud (well deserved or not) will hurt the spirit of the site. Frankly, I think we have a hard enough time getting along even in the semi-controlled environment in which we currently operate.

The anonymity of typing at a screen seems to disinhibit some tongues as it is. I'm all for progressive politics where people actually discuss and debate ideas rather than accepting whatever spin is currently on television, but I want my Star Wars sites to stick to Star Wars. Just an opinion.

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2007, 02:23 PM »
As much as I do enjoy talking politics and religion, if you guys start this section I am going to do my best to avoid it.  I commend you Chris for looking into this and asking for feedback from the group.  But I'm afraid it will do more harm than good; as it runs a big risk of causing bad blood between forum members like Matt pointed out. 

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2007, 05:42 PM »
No, it's because you don't know how to use the US mail system.

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2007, 07:46 PM »
Its an interesting discussion but i can only see it starting off well and escalating into problems. You said anything goes, so does that mean true racist and sexist comments are allowed. People can make good arguments that are blatantly wrong. Good debates can turn into verbal bashing especially when it comes to religion and politics. I would probbaly stay away from it if it did happen.

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Re: Considering Unmoderated Forum
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2007, 09:23 PM »
I think it's a bad idea, mainly because Dressel is such a goddamned *******.  :-*

But seriously, what would be the point?  RocketFett doesn't post here.
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