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Politics Section

Discussion in 'Forum software help' started by RickOchet, Nov 22, 2018.

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  1. RickOchet

    RickOchet Busy Member

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    Calling @Andy or any of the mods.
    Is it possible to have a separate Politics section?
    I poke my nose in the Adult section as there are a few threads that amuse me but I don’t care for all the immigration or political stuff.
    Unfortunately as they are all lumped together I can’t choose to ignore them.
    Just wondered how difficult it would be to create an independent, password restricted section for the people that do want to chat about that stuff?

    Cheers
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    buffy vampire slayer Keyboard Hero

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    just don't read it.
    the thread title invariably gives the game away.
     
  3. Sky

    Sky Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I'd rather they just all sod off to a political forum. :mad:
     
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    terry1001 Donator

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    Unfortunately politics is all around us and affects our lives in many ways, not least regulation of this hobby.
     
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    number10 Busy Member

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    maybe we can have a "Not Like" button and when it gets 10 Not Likes, the post gets deleted ;)
    I bet that wouldn't get misused :rolleyes:
     
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    Wild Bill Resident Cowboy

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    Surely if it's an adult section where some members can almost type stuff bordering on racism, porn and other non airgun rubbish, politics is quite an harmless topic and as as been stated, you don't have to read or contribute to any political discussion. It's like asking for an air pistol section but then requesting that no chat should be about a certain type of air pistol.

    Politics is a part of everyday life and does concern almost everything we do. To stop people talking politics is almost akin to stopping them talking hobbies. In other words, it doesn't do any harm to anybody and especially those who don't need to read them.
     
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    Wild Bill Resident Cowboy

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    Great idea.........not.:cool:o_O
    Just imagine all those ugly Rapid pictures getting all those dislikes.

    No I think the most sensible idea is quite a radical one. If it's about politics and you really don't want to read it, then just ignore it and don't read it. ;)
     
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    It was said in jest.
    Maybe the OP of a thread could ask people not to hijack threads and turn them into a political discussion when the subject has nothing to do with politics
     
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    As this thread is about politics, shouldn't it be in the Adults Only section ? o_O

    :rules01:
     
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    Sky Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    It will certainly end up there if 'it' doesn't behave itself. ;)
     
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    Patrick Donator

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    There's a very simple answer for those that don't like or want to read political threads or threads on any other topic. Don't click on them!
    There are some threads on here that i have no interest in so i don't click on them,what's so difficult about that.
     
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    Sky Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Anyway, in answer to the OPs question; I'm afraid the answer is no - we just don't need it.

    The ̶C̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶'̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶a̶ Adult section is where all the unwanted junk goes - a few join it, look once then never bother again so for anyone that hasn't joined it yet you really haven't missed much.
     
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    Patrick Donator

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    What! and you're a Moderator surely if it's one section that needs moderating it's the 'Adult Section' the place where all the controversial and possibly smutty stuff is posted.;):D
     
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    I try to avoid the racist crap and politics gibberish but it comes up in the new post feed and soon takes over.
    Would have been nice to still have access to the adult smut/comedy stuff without the other spiteful crap constantly appearing.

    I guess the only way is to block adult.

    Read post one.
    I asked the admin team, not you, for a separate section so those that want too can carry on discussing politics and racism to their hearts content.
    I merely wanted to still see the stuff bordering on porn and non airgun rubbish without it taking over the new posts feed!

    It’s a forum question. People are trying to derail it as seems the norm these days.

    :facepalm:


    To those who actually contributed anything useful, that would be @Sky then, thanks anyway.

    Guess the thread should be locked now :up:
     
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