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WW is becoming boring or getting better?

We can't discuss political issues......which means many of substance!

     
8:07 am on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So all we are left with is Mangos and how to make a good pizza? I liked both of those threads, but, it is not exactley challenging!

Great Webmaster's need intellectual stimulation....not floss!

Yet, any attempt to post a contreversial subject gets edited by the mods? Glad to see we still in a democracy?

8:16 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Great Webmaster's need intellectual stimulation...

Politics is not intellectual.

Political discussions are divisive.

Some of the people on WebmasterWorld I respect and have high regard for hold political views opposite from mine, but we agree on most everything else. I prefer to not talk politics when we're together because I enjoy their friendship too much to let politics get in the way.

I can't see how discussing politics on WebmasterWorld would help build community. I can see how it could easily create enmity.

[edited by: martinibuster at 8:28 am (utc) on June 23, 2006]

8:18 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Some WebmasterWorld members do not live in a democracy.
8:21 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How about THIS [webmasterworld.com] thread?

>>Some WebmasterWorld members do not live in a democracy.

Haha, WW isn't a democracy either.

8:33 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Be careful what you wish for!

I know a professional forum that the members occasionally flout the no-politics rule. The group is pretty smart and professional most of the time, but before long in these threads, the gloves come off, rules and decorum start getting broken left and right, caps lock buttons get pushed, feelings hurt, the whole nine yards.

So while the lack of politics can make it dry sometimes, it is also an advantage. Occasionally I wish I didn't have to hold my tongue here, but on the other hand the rare decorum keeps me coming back, even though I'm not much of a webmaster outside my pipedreams.

-Automan

8:43 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In virtually all political (or religious) threads, the TOS [webmasterworld.com] usually start to get violated by the third or fourth post and go downhill rapidly from there. No moderator has the time to devote to a thread like that.

Why emotions rather than rational thought rule in political threads, I don't know. That's just the way it is - and the reason such threads are not allowed.

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Great Webmaster's need intellectual stimulation....not floss!

Intellectual stimulation? There's a world wide web and a whole wide world out there...

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9:16 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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WW is becoming boring

When's the next pub con? :)

9:16 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Intellectual stimulation? It's good, it can keep us out of all kinds of trouble.

How about go crack some algos or analyze some white papers or search patents and discuss them here?

[webmasterworld.com...]

This is a democracy [blogger.com].
This is a benevolent monarchy [webmasterworld.com].

9:23 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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To clarify my previous post, politics is less intellectual, imo, than it is cultural. Where you were born and the experiences you had have have a good deal in shaping your political opinion.
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I find it more interesting now, than it ever has been; positively buzzing with SEO knowledge and new ideas.

I think there's a few political forums out there, for those that don't get it at home ;) - much more efficient use of time to keep them separate!

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Why emotions rather than rational thought rule in political threads, I don't know.

In that case, can we ban any thread that mentions MySpace?

9:38 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Past few days ive noticed a small decrease in moral and the tone of the place has dropped a little bit - maybe its just because im always happy and i notice these things...
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I think there's a few political forums out there, for those that don't get it at home ;) - much more efficient use of time to keep them separate!

Well said, Quadrille.

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>>In that case, can we ban any thread that mentions MySpace?

You mean like THIS [webmasterworld.com] one? ;)

9:47 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Lolling out loud
9:50 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>>In that case, can we ban any thread that mentions MySpace?

We can ignore it - not been there, not worn the t-shirt, never read one single thread about it. And the sky hasn't fallen in.

Yet :)

If it has "My" in the title, it's for kidz (Quadrille's 15th Law)

9:56 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Whats the first 14 laws? hehe
10:00 am on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That will keep Quadrille quiet for the next hour while he invents 14 new and pithy sayings. What shall we talk about until he gets back?

Dare I even mention that an MP called Boris is visiting my place of work today?

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ha, I look forward to reading the first 14... hehe
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Great Webmaster's need intellectual stimulation....not floss!

[webmasterworld.com...]

:)

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...an MP called Boris is visiting my place of work today?

Sorry, I know it relates to politics but I have to ask... Is he there as a Spectator? :-)

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Yes, and can you tell I don't work in Liverpool
12:08 pm on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't find WebmasterWorld boring.

As previously stated there are political forums out there, tons of them that you could become involved in IF politics is what you wish to discuss.

I have found in many forums on web design that I participate in, feelings get hurt, members leave, and friends become enemies over political discussions.

Also as I stated in another thread, when you sign up for a forum, you read and agree to the tos before you join. IF you have a problem, then don't join. Easy as that.

Don't mean to sound harsh, but just ran into this in another forum I am in, and people got hurt from it.

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I think I must be the most edited member in WebmasterWorld history. <snip>

[edited by: trillianjedi at 1:20 pm (utc) on June 23, 2006]
[edit reason] ;) [/edit]

12:21 pm on June 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is well established in Britain that one should not discuss religion or politics in polite society.

That being said, I predict that if there was a dedicated forum for religion and politics it would be one of the fastest forums to die from lack of use.

Those of you who delight in 'discussing' religion or politics - have you ever persuaded your opposition to see it your way in a heated argument? Has a flame war ever reached a consensus? Would you consider changing your view 180 degrees if the opposition had a good argument?

There would be a few posts of crazy religious theories, some about atheism, maybe one or two professing their faith, and a bundle of threads throwing mud at politicans, regimes and countries.

How do I know it will die? If it was something you'd actually use then you would be there now, not talking on WebmasterWorld about it - there are many many such forums!

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a google search on political forums brought back 55,500,000 search results.

Plenty of choices for political discussion.

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It is well established in Britain that one should not discuss religion or politics in polite society.

You forgot (or deliberately avoided mentioning ;) ) the third subject Brits aren't supposed to discuss in public.

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malachite, some things go without saying
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Is it just me or is foo on a more personal level and less of a "im a business only webmaster that doesnt have feelings or say anything out of place" type of place?

Am I talking Barry White?

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