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Yes, Allow them. 80 59.26%
No, Do not allow them. 55 40.74%
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Allow them or stop allowing them?

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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Allow.....in the correct forum that is.

Old 08-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Alamo_Beer View Post
Allow.....in the correct forum that is.

I enjoy a good political discussion and feel that most people here can have one in a civil manner. Religion... well I tend to not enter those so....
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:02 PM   #4
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I wouldn't mind them if most of them didn't end poorly. I'd be interested to know our track record so far. That probably wouldn't be easy to compile though...

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Old 08-06-2008, 05:07 PM   #5
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That is kind of complicated. I personally dislike them, but I try to avoid them. I also think that people should be allowed to talk about what they please, else we start down the dangerous path of "beer only" and that seems to take away the "laid back fun" atmosphere.

But they get soo heated. Personally, I think that if you have to ask then you are having issues with it, and I think it's something that you should probably handle internally.

I vote allow them. Is that a confusing response or what?

Old 08-06-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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In the proper forum they should be allowed.

Too bad they usually turn into personal attacks. But one always has the option of walking away if they are offended or tired of arguing.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:11 PM   #7
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Allow - I never really contribute to them anyway and usually avoid them.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:14 PM   #8
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I dislike them- I'm here for the brewing info. I genuinely like everyone here, and would hate to see someone I like and admire fall into some namecalling. If I want to talk politics, I have places for that. I don't have anyplace else to talk brewing, though.

Guess which way I voted?
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:20 PM   #9
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If they are confined to their own separate forum (Political Discussion or the like, NOT General Chit Chat or Drunken Ramblings) I say allow them.

If they continue to pop up in various other forums, then no...they are detrimental to the purpose and spirit of this community. Almost without exception, they eventually spiral down into anger and hostility.

Old 08-06-2008, 05:25 PM   #10
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I'm leaning towards allow, but only because I feel the mods have been very good about, well, moderating: locking threads before they heat up much, banning those who get too rude. I've seen some great, constructive discussion in some political threads and I've never even seen any religious arguments, so they must being doing a good job.

That said, if monitoring/regulating politcal/religious threads has become too laborious and time consuming, I'm okay with getting rid of them.

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