Should the mods/admins enforce Zone 2 Rules in the Politics Forum?

Discussion in 'Announcements and Feedback' started by Derideo_Te, Jul 20, 2014.

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Should the Political Forum not allow flaming/name calling?

Poll closed Aug 19, 2014.
  1. Leave the Political Forum As Is

    41.9%
  2. No Flaming Allowed in the Politics Forum

    25.6%
  3. Self Discipline is needed to clean up the Politics Forum

    14.0%
  4. Flaming belongs in the FZ Only

    23.3%
  5. Report all flame posts

    4.7%
  6. Just put Flamers on Ignore

    7.0%
  7. Who cares?

    7.0%
  8. Pineapple

    20.9%
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  1. Derideo_Te
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    There is this discussion in the Politics forum;

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/366180-does-any-real-discussion-happen-on-usmb-or-just-insults-namecalling-and-lies.html

    From what I can gather there is a bipartisan interest in cleaning it up by having the mods/admins enforce the Zone 2 Rules to eliminate the useless flaming and trolling.

    So the intent of this poll is to find out who is interested in having a Political forum where flaming is not allowed?

    The mods and admins can weigh in with their opinions since this impacts them too.

    Please note that if you vote for cleaning it up you will be expected to clean up your own act too.

    Thank you for your participation.
    DT
     
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    They already do enforce the rules, the problem is the idiots that don't know what the politics forum is all about.
     
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    The whole board would be Pink
     
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    I would disagree. But there would be a ton of pink here. There is a block of posters here who try to stay above the fray. Unfortunately, that's a minority.
     
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    Removed @mentions from this post. They were primarily aimed at those who had posted in the original thread.
     
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    I for one am not interested in more rules or more policing, there is more than enough of that already. Sometimes discussions get heated, sometimes folks lose their cool and cut loose with a flame. It happens. But we are all adults, allegedly, and there is no reason we can not police ourselves.


    That's just my opinion, but I could be wrong...
     
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    Drastic measures is what it will take, if they want change. Pink is what will have to happen. It will also take partisans to police there own.
     
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    In the end, I would say no personal insults outside of the flame zone! Allowing the flaming everywhere just takes it from thread to thread with no end.
     
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    Except that isn't happening in reality. The flamers/trolls have carte blanche to destroy any thread they like in the Politics forum which essentially derails it for everyone else.
     
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    Thanks for inviting me.

    It's hard to find a discussion in those sections that aren't filled with trolling, calling people names, "cunts," "faggots," etc. I go to the CDZ for good discussion, but that doesn't get much traffic.
     
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