[ANNOUNCEMENT] Cleaning up the Politics Forum

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    Good morning USMessageBoard Members and guests. Some of you may notice a more enhanced approach and enforcement as it applies to the "Off Topic Posts" guideline which has been a long part of our Site Rules & Guidelines--

    --Any off-topic posts will be deleted or moved to an appropriate forum as per Administrator & Moderator discretion at any time within the Political Forum --

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/533336-post1.html

    We do ask that you please report the posts rather than quoting and responding. Quoting/Responding only continues to derail the thread even further. Thank you!
     
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    Hmmm... This could be counter-productive in terms of lost traffic. Personally speaking I hardly ever venture in there; mainly because I rarely have a clue as to what everyone's going on about, and to a lesser extent because of what you're intending to curb.

    But a lot of people like to blow off steam up there, and a more draconian policy towards off-topic invective and dummy-spitting might alienate posters altogether who are guilty of going off-topic in the Politics Forum, but, conversely, are known to regularly submit interesting content in a more measured tone elsewhere on USMB.

    Either way, I think you'd be better of just leaving it as it is, as frustrating as that may be for some. Not forgetting all the extra admin you're opening yourselves up for. Furthermore, this new policy will be open to abuse, seeing as a great deal of reporters/snitches will have their own posts removed or censored. In the end your efforts will resemble a dog chasing its tail.
     
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    perhaps, CK, if you don't want comments, the thread should be posted and locked?
     
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    If you're referring to this thread, why?
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.

     
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    and here i thought we all got sanitized out for drifting.......:badgrin:
     
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    Right :)
     
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    Technically speaking, notwithstanding the fact that I and many others fully understand what you are saying here, there exist at least two shortcomings in the above post.

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    The "Off Topic Posts" guideline has not been a long part of our Site Rules & Guidelines--It has long been a part of our Site Rules and Guidelines. Just sayin'....

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    --Any off-topic posts will be deleted or moved to an appropriate forum as per Administrator & Moderator discretion at any time within the Political Forum --

    "...within the Political Forum" as used in this statement precludes activities outside of the Political Forum, including the moving of a post to another forum. It wold be more correctly stated as:

    Any off-topic posts within the Political Forum will be deleted or moved to an appropriate forum at the discretion of Admin/Moderator...

    (It is inferred by this reader that moving to another forum will be done only for offending OPs while off-topic replies will be deleted.)

    It's not that I am deliberately trying to be an asshole here. I get paid to do this kind of shit...find errors and ambiguities within text.

    Cheers!
     
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    Sheesh .. could the Gun Control Threads have a forum of there own for a while?


    PLEASE !!!
     
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    ^Ninny.
     
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