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 Post subject: E&C - avoid religion and politics discussions. NO
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:59 am 
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For discussion of life's issues: current events, social trends and personal opinions - profound to mundane. NOTE: please review the DBB Policies re. appropriate topics


and under DBB policies is this:

DBB Policies:

5 - Avoid religion and politics discussions.

These \"sensitive\" conversations most always seem to end in a flame war. Topics of this nature won't be tolerated on the DBB. We realize that we all are protected by the 1st Admendment of the US Constitution, but let's remember:

This is a PRIVATE BB not PUBLIC this entiltitles the DBB and it's staff to decide what is acceptable.




This is not a policy, as hasn't been for a loooong time. If you can't change that - at least get rid of the link to DBB policies in the E&C description.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:02 am 
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I think we should be allowed. I personally learn a lot from these discussion we ahve on Religion and Politics.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:40 am 
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No-one is suggesting it shouldn't be allowed. No-one.

We're just too lazy or incompetent to change the policy on paper. It's so old, just fix it guys it's embarasing, this link is on the MAIN PAGE as part of the E&C description as if it's all important and you'll get your wrist slapped if you disobey.


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wasn't this brought up several months ago?


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yea we already went thru this.


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How long has it been since the DBB policy page was updated?


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Incidentally Roid, ... er.. how did you come upon this? Were you THAT broad that you needed the DBB policies? :lol:


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i noticed the link to the DBB policies in the E&C description on the DBB main page - was reminded of the discussion we had a few months back - and found myself suddenly appalled that the policies i previously laughed off as archaic were GIVEN A HIGHLY VISIBLE PROMINENT LINK RIGHT IN THE E&C FORUM'S DESCRIPTION ON THE MAIN PAGE.
It's no wonder Aggressor Prime thought religious talk was against the rules.

Read the main page as a newcommer - could you think any differently?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:37 pm 
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If I have understood the history of the DBB, it was Lothar who was primarily responsible for changing the way the E&C was moderated so as to allow more serious discussions.

And, since I have enjoyed and learned from them, I'd like to say THANK YOU!

Roid is right, it seems that the DBB policy should be corrected.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:59 pm 
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or at least take the link off the E&C description on the main page. that should be easy.


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I know I am in the minority on this, but I think if so many people want to discuss religion and politics they should take it to boards that are about those topics or at the least the DBB should could create forums for there use The E&C is just over used for those two subjects and those of us with little interest in them miss anything else that gets posted there among them.


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Perhaps this entire topic belongs in the E&C area.


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roid wrote:
GIVEN A HIGHLY VISIBLE PROMINENT LINK RIGHT IN THE E&C FORUM'S DESCRIPTION ON THE MAIN PAGE.


And you see how those prescriptions are followed, right? No harm, no foul. I think the rules are fine and they leave an "out" for moderation. If any political or religious discussion descends into a flame war, it has the right to be closed with implicit explanation.


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