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Please ban the topic of POLITICS
Dec 22nd, 2013 at 8:41pm
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This site is for SINGLE SHOT RIFLERY.  The discussions of politics in particular has brought out many vicious and bigoted comments and strings.  They are clearly not within the scope nor the nature of the ASSRA.  Placing such a limitation on the forum would not detract from ANY of the discussions of Single Shot Riflery and would better present us to the public.
  

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Re: Please ban the topic of POLITICS
Reply #1 - Dec 23rd, 2013 at 12:10am
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I couldn't agree more.  When I read some of the comments, I'm ashamed to have some of those opinions representing to the world what we, the ASSRA, are about. 

Reading the political threads, you can see where the term "gun nuts" came into use in the media!

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Reply #2 - Dec 23rd, 2013 at 9:23am
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Totally Agree!
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 23rd, 2013 at 9:59am
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Might I make a suggestion? If a poll was posted in the general discussion area asking forum members if the off topic area should be limited to ONLY firearm related topics we could see what the forum members want. I would also suggest putting in that initial post to post no comments, just vote. I would not want to monitor the replies  as it is a chance for some to post more negative remarks. Based on the results we could present it to the BoD for a decision.

For me, 90% of my moderator time is spent policing this area

Just my unsolicited opinion

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Reply #4 - Dec 24th, 2013 at 5:23pm
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A poll is a good idea.

I think the off-topic area SHOULD include some non-firearm related topics; like humor, but NOT politics.

Is it not just the politics that has gone rogue?
  

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Reply #5 - Dec 25th, 2013 at 11:02am
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You got it Keith, pure and simple!

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Re: Please ban the topic of POLITICS
Reply #6 - Dec 25th, 2013 at 11:02am
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KAF wrote on Dec 25th, 2013 at 7:41am:
Discussion of politics is a normal thing, different thoughts make the world go around.  The only problem is one forum member does not KNOW how to correctly talk about topics of differing opinions.

The one person seems to be a condescending, smart ass, lout.



I agree. People should be able to engage in a debate of hot topics without resorting to name calling or unsolicited condescension. I do admit it is sometimes difficult to resist getting pulled into issues I feel passionate about. Guilty as charged. As long as we try to be respectful of one another I don't see a problem. Just my humble opinion.

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Reply #7 - Dec 25th, 2013 at 10:06pm
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I think the off topic is fine as is....

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Reply #8 - Dec 28th, 2013 at 1:17pm
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Could someone please explain to me how it promotes our sport as this site was originally designed to accomplish?
  
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Reply #9 - Dec 28th, 2013 at 7:52pm
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KAF wrote on Dec 25th, 2013 at 7:41am:
Discussion of politics is a normal thing, different thoughts make the world go around.  The only problem is one forum member does not KNOW how to correctly talk about topics of differing opinions.

The one person seems to be a condescending, smart ass, lout.



There are a number of us that would gladly volunteer to be moderators if needed.
  

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Re: Please ban the topic of POLITICS
Reply #10 - Dec 31st, 2013 at 10:37pm
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Believe I have been in the Off Topic Chatter forum only a couple of times.  Doesn't matter to me if political threads are verboten or not.
  

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Re: Please ban the topic of POLITICS
Reply #11 - Jan 2nd, 2014 at 10:28am
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I rarely go into the "off-topic" stuff, but...
The problem is that whatever is going on in there is trickling out into the other sections of the forum.
The bickering and the cat-fighting is not going to help this site in the least.
I have seen firearm related sites come and go because of this kind of thing.
I would hate to see this wealth of information disappear because of some childish schoolyard crap tearing it apart.
Once you start down that road, it's a fast one-way trip.
Just my 2 cents,
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Reply #12 - Jan 2nd, 2014 at 3:23pm
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I feel the way most liberals do , you can ban everybody's political comments but mine. As Ray Day used to say, now that's fair deal.
  
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Re: Please ban the topic of POLITICS
Reply #13 - Feb 16th, 2014 at 9:36pm
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I think banning political topics is unwise, but if it is done, then it should be vigorously enforced.

I am on some professional web boards that do that, and they are better for it.

This is a social web site.

If you like your political discussion, you can keep it. Period.

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Reply #14 - Oct 22nd, 2014 at 4:19pm
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Unfortunately a good deal of politics are gun related, as whether we get to keep them!!!!
  

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