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Changes coming for the politics boards
« on: February 01, 2017, 07:10:25 PM »
We're going to try an experiment, to fix a problem with our politics boards.

("What politics boards?", you ask.  Ah, you must be new around here, or you haven't made many posts yet.  When you reach a certain top-secret postcount, you'll get access to our politics boards.)

Anyway, the problem is:
  • Some of you love political arguments.
  • Many of you HATE political arguments, but you still want to keep up on political news that might affect you.

So, we're going to try this:
  • There will be one board called Political Discussion.  It will contain all the topics that are currently in Patriotism and the New Revolution and Day to Day Political News.  Moderation will be fairly light, so you can argue about each other's ideas all you want.  However, we will still require adherence to the basic forum rules: no personal attacks, no bigotry, no advocation of illegal acts, etc.
  • There will also be a new board called Political News.  This is for news reoprts only -- no discussions, no opinions, no editorials, no tinfoil.  It will be stringently moderated.

We hope this will make it easier for all our members to get what they want and need out of The Survival Podcast Forum.

I plan to set this up on Thursday or Friday.  Also, expect a short downtime: I'll be locking the forum for about 5 minutes while I backup the database and merge the two existing politics boards.  I'll post another announcement an hour or two before I do this.

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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 07:46:10 PM »
I think you have covered my feelings exactly Mr. Bill.  Thank you
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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 09:17:57 PM »
I love the post I just read from Jack on the TSP Facebook page.  He definitely doesn't protect the snowflakes there. 

"Note if you bitch about the posts in this group, we will ban you from it and solve your problems, that is all.  There are no fucking safe spaces in this group, suck it up buttercup or we will fix your issue for you..  Mods you have your marching orders."
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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 08:52:49 AM »
Yup, that's a Facebook Group, which is fundamentally different from a forum.

Please read what Jack had to say about this forum: Getting Along in the Forum

The fact is, there are only about a dozen people who are still regularly participating in our political discussion boards.  We're making these changes so that the forum will be more useful to more members.

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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 10:04:50 AM »
Sounds good!

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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 10:10:23 AM »
Thanks. That should be perfect.
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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 10:23:37 AM »
I think it will help. I like the ability to separate news from opinion.

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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 02:41:20 PM »
I like the idea of it.

I think it will help. I like the ability to separate news from opinion.
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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 02:51:23 PM »
  We still have to sort the real news from then fake news...but it is a good start.
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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 03:09:50 PM »
  We still have to sort the real news from then fake news...but it is a good start.

And that is the real issue...  It is often the "fake news" and/or the "opinion editorial" that starts the controversial remarks.

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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 03:24:38 PM »
Looking forward to it. I've had all the political boards hidden for a long time for the exact reasons you mentioned. Though I want to stay informed, it's too much work to filter through all of it in its current state.

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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 03:34:07 PM »
  Isn't is sad that we can't trust our news services to not opinionate a story or simply make it up like the "sending troops into Mexico" story put out by the associated press (I think they were first) and copied by all the other news services that were too lazy to fact check
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Re: Changes coming for the politics boards
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2017, 04:03:34 PM »
Done!

Political News
  This is the brand-new board for news only.  Minimum postcount required for access.

Political Discussion
  Contains all the topics that were previously in Patriotism and the New Revolution and Day to Day Political News.  If you previously had Day to Day Political News on your "ignore" list, you will currently be ignoring this board.  Minimum postcount required for access.

Please check the "About..." posts in each board.  They explain what the board is for, and what the rules are.