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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by WEEGEE, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim One Too Many

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    I support MK's position. One of the main reasons is that I have yet to see anyone's political stance shifted by exchange of postings on a forum. Instead, the threads tend to become endless attempts to explain ones' position and to shift the position of others, but in most cases this results in simply talking past each other.

    I have taken part in such debates and tried to present factual, reasoned positions - but as I noted above, to no effect.

    Better to allow us to enjoy each others' virtual company without engaging in debates that serve only to emphasize our differences rather than our common interests. After all, common interests - not differences - are why we are here.
     
  2. Yes, but it's a bit like finding out that the new neighbors you've been hanging around with for the past week are swingers. Ummm...no thank you very much please. Now you can stay on your side of the fence.

    Regards,

    Senator Jack
     
  3. MK

    MK Founder Staff Member Bartender

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    Well I certainly hope so. I wouldn't want to think we were a bunch of wishy-washy, milk-toast air-heads.;)

    I wouldn't worry if I were you. Can you name a board this size that is more civil? Considering how many members we have, I think we do quite well.
     
  4. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Add my name to the list of those to offer kudos and incense!!!

    JD
     
  5. melankomas

    melankomas One of the Regulars

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    i imagine that part of examining the lifestyle of another era is comparing elements of that era to our own. that would include religion, culture, and society, would not it? or should that be would it not? either way, i think comparing and contrasting trends and conventions in these areas must be as valid and entertaining as the same in the areas of the length of men's ties, the migration of women's hemlines, and the air-speed velocities of swallows.

    i was not present before politics were banned outright, but i can see the motivation. well done.
     
  6. Mindraker

    Mindraker Familiar Face

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    I have to commend the members of this board for the quality of their posts. Nowhere else have I seen the proper use of adverbs, complete sentences, proper spelling, the lack of 1337, etc. The civility here is also admirable. -If- political discussions were to be allowed, then perhaps a separate section should be created for it -- a "political subforum" so to speak -- to isolate it. Otherwise, I support the ban.
     
  7. I'm biting my tongue so hard that it's bleeding. --:whistling[Chanting as a mantra] "See no evil; hear no evil; speak no evil."


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  8. Daisy Buchanan

    Daisy Buchanan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It is quite amazing, as MK stated, that a board of this size can remain so civil. I think the ban on politics was good. The discussions, as they were, weren't discussions that were actually changing anyone's mind. They were just very long rants or arguments. If it were possible to have civilized political discussions, I'm sure they would have been welcome here. But, they just ended up getting out of control, and for a while, the tone of some area's of the lounge was turning negative. We are a group of civilized and respectful individuals. The political banter was infringing on that civility.
    I'm glad to see that overall the ban was taken so well, just another example of the civility of the members of the board.
     
  9. Daisy Buchanan

    Daisy Buchanan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Your neighbors name wouldn't happen to be Tammy, would it???? I knew you knew her from somewhere!
     
  10. Lincsong

    Lincsong I'll Lock Up

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    HMMMM, seems that a curve was thrown into this thread.:D
     
  11. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I agree with this diagreement...

    People are, by nature, multi-dimensional. Some people are passionate about hats - some like collecting thimbles. Some others collect thimbles, hats and political wisdom. I for one love a good political debate and thrive on the differences of opinion and wisdom that surfaces. I miss having a forum for discussions of political philosophy and economy and the passion that ensues.

    But, gosh darn it, the tan of my Borsalino is tanner than the tan of your Stratoliner and I dare anybody to say different or you'll get a good piece of my mind! So put that in your pipe and smoke it, you, you - you!

    -dixon cannon
     
  12. lavendar lady

    lavendar lady New in Town

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    Thank You

    Thank you for your wisdom and insight.We need it in todays ways of thinking.Thanks for your hard work to keep this place clean,fresh,enjoyable.:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap


    L.L.
     
  13. Zemke Fan

    Zemke Fan Call Me a Cab

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    Jack, I think you misspoke...

    Your friend, Col. Z. :p
     
  14. DocBob345

    DocBob345 Familiar Face

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    I realize that I'm posting late in the thread here, but I also support whole-heartedly the ban on political debate in the Lounge. Well done, MK, I'm very glad that there is no bending on this issue.

    Politics invades our lives day in and day out, through radio spots, TV news, the newspapers, bumper stickers and most any website one were to visit. Don't we all enjoy coming here for respite, to learn, share, discuss and laugh with each other as we enjoy our COMMON interests?

    After all, it is our one common interest that brings us all here. Outside this wonderful virtual lounge we can be divided by many different fronts. But here we can be together, comfortable and enjoy something we all cherish - the grandeur of the Golden Era.

    Best,
    Robert
     
  15. Katt in Hat

    Katt in Hat A-List Customer

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    I've been off line for last 2 months.

    So Who Won ???
     

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