Repeal the rules against making a point in Politics.

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  1. JakeStarkey
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    Oh, I thought he was talking about God and Satan.

    Too much angst already for this thread. Just, when notified, mods, toss with good cause points in politics that are really more than points into the badlands and or the conspiracy forums. Toss 100, and the goonies will eventually slow down.
     
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    I'm not sure what Swim's angst is about exactly. A lot of threads end up in Badlands because they are baiting/inflammatory - ie - troll bait. There is nothing wrong with Badlands. I wish more would simply start threads there. A lot more freedom.

    If, by "making a point" you mean spamming threads or forums, that's not a good point to make, including spamming us with reports because your nose is out joint.
     
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    I'll admit I'm a slow learner, but it seems like most any thread ends up being inflammatory/troll bait to someone. Make the carefullest OP in the world about gun control or Muslim refugees and all sh*t breaks loose, even if you didn't mean to attract the flies. I'm not trying to be argumentative, but it can be confusing. I didn't know about the rule of not calling out members in an OP, either. I thought I'd read all the rules.
     
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    Oh. Found the thread. Guess I do get what was inflammatory about that one.
     
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    Call outs aren't against the rules - we just move call out threads to Badlands or FZ.

    I know trollilng/baiting threads aren't clearly defined - I don't quite know how to define it except by the definition we use for porn - I don't know how to define it, but I know it when I see it. :dunno:
     
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    That's still $20 correct?

    There are no points made in politics, just an exchange of money or power.
     
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    Actually the latest one that provoked this little meeting was trashed. I would gladly UNtrash it if Swim wants that evidence "for making points".. But there are plenty of other examples of him trying to outdo the normal madness of this election out there -- that moderation has had to move or close. For example -- great satire thread here --- but NOT a Zone2 politics thread..

    Error | US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum
     
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    This is exactly why moderation asks the members to bring up their gripes in PM -- Because we don't like to correct the facts and the record IN PUBLIC or humiliate anybody with an open audience. But sometimes, maybe airing this publicly is healthy transparency and disclosure. We're not hiding anything from the members, unless there's no NEED to know all the dirt and sordid details.

    PLEASE contain this grievances to private messaging. Bring along a friend if you want to. Include a COUPLE moderators. But let's not air this drama on the open boards.
     
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    Airing out grievances...
     
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    If I mention Lincoln will that make it more political?
     
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