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    a seperate politics subforum??Can we?

    First off I ave one key broken on my keyboard....its tat one lol.


    Lately it seems like a lot of politics on ski/snowboard. I do not login in to be enlightened on political beliefs....its super lame, you've got your ideas...I got mine. No one is going to give anyone a cookie and no one is going to switc beliefs. In proper context I can see it some....but its always te same people trying derail it all into a political circlejerk.



    I propose we make a place for discussions of politics/religion/govt and keep ski and snowboard strictly about ski and snowboard. Again in context articles linked ect....

    Anyone else wit me?

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    I could see politics seeping into the regular forum.

    "I'm against cannon being state owned"

    "You would think that you libtard" or something along those lines

    I know what you're saying though. I stopped checking those 2 other political discussions a day or two ago because of how asinine they were getting
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    Political discussion has little or no place here.

    We don't allow it. not sure which thread you are referring to, but we should have caught that.

    Political discussions get irrationally heated and sooner or later someone gets offended. Then the complaints get directed to the mods. Please don't do it.

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    paging benedictgomez......I'll call it out ere and now. dudes like rainman for politics.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Political discussion has little or no place here.

    We don't allow it. not sure which thread you are referring to, but we should have caught that.

    Political discussions get irrationally heated and sooner or later someone gets offended. Then the complaints get directed to the mods. Please don't do it.
    Actually, I've seen some political discussions in several threads and personally I have let them go to see if folks could handle it. So far so good. I'd be open for allowing it, but I do understand the history as to why we have discouraged such discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Actually, I've seen some political discussions in several threads and personally I have let them go to see if folks could handle it. So far so good. I'd be open for allowing it, but I do understand the history as to why we have discouraged such discussion.

    But its not even an interesting discussion, just a circular debate.

    It creates traffic, sure...create its own place and keep it tere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    But its not even an interesting discussion, just a circular debate.

    It creates traffic, sure...create its own place and keep it tere.
    True.

    I do recall that one of our primary concerns was keeping this focused on skiing and outdoors sports. I support that idea but confess that we've had some political discussions in the context of those threads.
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    I'll be the first to admit I've often sucked at policing myself from not participating in political debates. I'm against the idea of having politics discussed here. Plenty of other places on the internet to have such discussions. It's clearly the agenda of some members here to crow bar in politics whenever they can.

    Cannonball called that out today and he's right.

    I don't think such discussions add anything to the forums.

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    We're not gonna have a forum completely without politics. I'd like to see it in its own subforum instead of creeping its way into the main threads. As others have said, its boring and unfair for us non-political members to have fun skiing threads hijacked by internet politicians.

    I'm all for a political subforum. Maybe make it an invite-only, police yourself, no outside involvement type of thing.
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