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Author Topic: This is a politics free zone!  (Read 26627 times)

rocky_warrior

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This is a politics free zone!
« on: May 17, 2016, 07:57:58 AM »
You know the drill - take the politics elsewhere.

Anything political posted here will be swiftly removed, and if you violate the rule too frequently, you'll find yourself without a place to post.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 08:16:41 AM »
So is the Politics board a permanent deletion? 
« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 08:18:23 AM by The Sultan of Sunshine »

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 08:22:18 AM »
So is the Politics board a permanent deletion?  If so I think that was a good idea.

Considering what has happened to politics in our society I tend to agree.

Lots of mean spirited attack mode comments lately.  Considering that it has devolved into pretty much talking points and personal attacks, I'll get along fine without it distracting me from more useful endeavors.

If it returns, I'll try and maintain my civility.  I think I got my ignore category up to 5 members anyway.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 08:54:20 AM »
Thanks rock. I largely stayed away for a reason even though I'm open about sharing my general political stripes.  I hope the few times I contributed my friends on the other side stayed my friends.  Good riddance.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2016, 09:31:51 AM »
So is the Politics board a permanent deletion?

Yes

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 09:52:04 AM »
I think I got my ignore category up to 5 members anyway.

Is there a way to see ignore stats like there used to be?

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 10:10:19 AM »
Did the deletion of the Politics Board have more to do with the content within, or the tendency for the vitriol from there to seep into the other portions of the site?

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 10:36:20 AM »
The inevitable end.   It was banished once before.    In the reboot, the same people did the same things leading to the same result.   Thanks for trying mods. 
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 01:09:53 PM »
What's topper gonna do now, what with him moderating gig gone and stuff?
Unless Sultan says differently that is, then we’d obviously have to go with that....

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016, 01:37:15 PM »
Maybe Dodds can hire me on part time?

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2016, 01:44:19 PM »
Maybe Dodds can hire me on part time?

Murff Monitor.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 04:57:08 PM »
Who posted last and what was it?
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 05:05:35 PM »
Who posted last and what was it?

Jimmy Hendrix.

Star Spangled Banner.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2016, 10:59:48 PM »
Who posted last and what was it?

Keefe and Eng finally exchanged photos of their junk.
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2016, 11:00:58 PM »
I believe we should have one single thread dedicated to politics. Trying to weed through the madness would be amazing.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2016, 08:11:22 PM »
Does this mean Topper takes a pay cut?


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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2016, 08:23:30 PM »
Rocky, 

Can we replace the politics board with the Food Board?  i could see countless threads such as:

Inject or rub

The wonders of pork belly

Duroc or Hampshire

Heise could start a poll on Wojo's favorite Sonoran Salsa

Butts or brisket for the in-laws

A''aianaa???????



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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2016, 09:14:03 AM »
"Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon
Going to the candidates debate
Laugh about it shout about when you got to choose
Every way you look at it you lose"


Paul Simon - "Mrs. Robinson" 1968
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2016, 09:48:26 AM »
Does this mean Topper takes a pay cut?

Yes, effective immediately he's taking a 33% pay cut. 

Food board...hmmm.  I think the superbar will do :)

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2016, 10:08:32 AM »
Coming to a stoplight near you.  Be kind, my brothers.


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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2016, 02:12:29 PM »
Maybe Dodds can hire me on part time?

Not gonna happen.  Way short on experience with the ban hammer.
You actually have a degree from Marquette?

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No...and after reading many many psosts from people on this board that do...I have to say I'm MUCH better off, if this is the type of "intelligence" a degree from MU gets you. It sure is on full display I will say that.

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2016, 06:56:53 AM »
what brought about the want for a politics board?   and then led to its removal?

Seemed pretty random. 

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2016, 11:50:35 AM »
what brought about the want for a politics board?

People's desire to discuss political issues.


and then led to its removal?

People's refusal to stop discussing political issues.
Go Marquette!

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2016, 12:27:03 PM »
what brought about the want for a politics board?   and then led to its removal?

Seemed pretty random.

Despite there being a "No Politics Rule", posters would occasionally bring political comments and topics into the Superbar and discussions would just start to get heated and then locked by mods before they could blow-up.  In an attempt to de-police the Superbar the mods gave Marquette fans an outlet to vent by creating the Politics Board. 

Despite several heated discussions over several months things kept relatively level headed until a couple weeks ago when a few posters went way way way overboard leading to blow-ups that resulted in a 2-minute warning that the board was being shut down permanently. 

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Re: This is a politics free zone!
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2016, 09:01:39 AM »
Despite there being a "No Politics Rule", posters would occasionally bring political comments and topics into the Superbar and discussions would just start to get heated and then locked by mods before they could blow-up.  In an attempt to de-police the Superbar the mods gave Marquette fans an outlet to vent by creating the Politics Board. 

Despite several heated discussions over several months things kept relatively level headed until a couple weeks ago when a few posters went way way way overboard leading to blow-ups that resulted in a 2-minute warning that the board was being shut down permanently. 

The first part is kinda true.

The second part .. is not particularly close.

Honestly, I just got tired of it.  I wanted a political board for reasoned debate amongst the MU educated. 

Some of that happened, but a tiny handful of guys were insufferable and it was impossible to separate the baby from the bathwater.  We returned to our roots as a MUBB forum and we can rest easy that everyone can find a new political home, whether that be Breitbart or Daily Kos.