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No religion or politics!

Post by benheck » Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:09 am

Yeah, when I saw that politics topic thing there I thought "Oh great" You know, I know lots of people (in real-life) from the left and right but it never usually gets in the way of friendship. (Well, unless people are WAY apart.)

But it seems online it can be vicious. Shielded by user names and avatars it can turn into a horrendous flame-war where there's no real victims, and at the same time, everyone's a victim.

Here's something to consider: No matter how many Clinton haters there were in the 90's, no matter how many Bush bashers there are now, still all-in-all this country is pretty much split down the middle. So any person, or site, that bashes on either side is alienating 50% of their audience automatically. I don't want to do this, and I especially don't think people in the forums should either as they are a representation of my site, which is paid for by my money, not yours.

So, let's make a new rule with the forums where we abide by the old adage "If you want to keep friends, don't discuss religion or politics." Any post or topic of that sort will be removed.

While we're on the subject, I would appreciate the language in the forums to remain at a PG level. I am actually pretty profane in real life but if you'll note I never use even mild profanity in my articles. Let's keep the forums the same way. An "ass" or "damn" maybe, but that's about it.

Alright, it's late and I'm tired. I could probably set up some more Moderators Wednesday if you get your requests to me by that afternoon. Thanks for your attention!

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Post by JackFrost22 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 5:55 am

Rgank your very much Ben.

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Post by The Zydeco King » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:14 am

But, to some people on this forum, portableizing is a Religion.

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Post by gannon » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:05 am

Thank You Ben!

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Post by JackFrost22 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:08 am

good point Ka-Bomber.

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Post by The Zydeco King » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:54 am

JackFrost22 wrote:good point Ka-Bomber.
Thanks, maybe Ben could build his portables tax free.
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Post by JackFrost22 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:58 am

Or maybe a tybe of cult living spaces no income tax and meals made of spam and apple pie mmmmmmmmmmm.

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