A request ... or at least something to think about

A request ... or at least something to think about

Postby Kasumi on Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:21 pm

I had mentioned this in one of the "new rules" threads in Open Court, but wanted to present an official request here.

Can a "Religion/Politics" forum please be created?

These two topics can inspire some very passionate responses. With the presidential election still 10 months away, the amount of political threads is bound to increase. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does have the potential of overtaking Open Court and driving away traffic. Myself included.

When I'm in Open Court, I want to chat with my fellow CLers. New movies, what kind of TV to buy, Britney Spears' latest idiocy, that kind of thing. Sorry, but I don't want to be bombarded with propaganda that America is a terrorist country, our soldiers are women / baby killers, our president is evil, my religion is a cult and I'm stupid because I'm a Christian.

Many other forums do this and have success with it. A separate Religion/Politics forum with a couple of brave mods would help allow those who want to participate in those discussions more freedom to do so and allow those who don't to stay out of it.
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Postby trodgers on Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:01 pm

I know no one who is brave enough to mod that forum. :man10:
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Postby John3:16 on Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:56 am

This baby killer thinks it's a great idea.
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Postby Sirron on Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:33 pm

John3:16 wrote:This baby killer thinks it's a great idea.


This former baby killer and current cult member thinks it also might be a great idea. Seperate it, and then possibly never visit it LOL. :man10:
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Postby strikemode14 on Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:47 pm

That is a disaster waiting to happen.

I guarantee 90% of the topic at least would be locked and a ridiclous amount of warnings.
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Postby Weezy on Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:53 pm

strikemode14 wrote:That is a disaster waiting to happen.

I guarantee 90% of the topic at least would be locked and a ridiclous amount of warnings.


It'd keep it out of Open Court though wouldn't it, that'd be great. :man10: Nah, I don't care either way really, if you don't wanna argue, don't post in a particular thread. Not a bad idea though.
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Postby nicehair911 on Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:23 pm

I think a "media" board is needed more. Check out my thread a while back.
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Postby 2Pacalypse on Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:28 pm

nicehair911 wrote:I think a "media" board is needed more. Check out my thread a while back.
Nope, we already have enough forums on CL. Keep open court like it is...
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Postby Satan on Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:43 pm

My, this seems to be a rather narrowly directed complaint. :mhihi:

I always thought the OC was a place for all non sports related topics. I like the wide variety.
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Postby Chicano on Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:30 am

My opinion doesn't matter much since I hardly participate in those threads since I'm not knowledgeable enough, but either way, I'm NOT for change when everything seems fine by most to begin with.
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Postby hype on Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:45 pm

I think Open Court is fine the way it is, there are some (or maybe just one) member(s) complaing about the more light hearted topics but you can't please everyone.
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Postby Kasumi on Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:18 pm

Just want to throw this out there as an example of why a Politics/Religion forum would be good:

http://www.clublakers.com/forums/it-is- ... 81301.html
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Postby BDG on Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:02 pm

I understand your concern 100%.

However, after discussing it with the staff, it's probably best to not create a separate forum ...

a) It would be a headache to moderate ... and I'd rather focus on LD right now.
b) The personal attacks / baiting that go on in these threads would just migrate to the other forum, resolving little to nothing.

However, we're still looking into creative ways to resolve this, as it seems personal attacks are far too common in these threads.

Last thing we want to do is ban all politics/religion discussions, but it's not out of the question.
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Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:24 pm

I personally think there should be a single topic, stickied, where people can discuss this stuff ALL they want WITHOUT the fear of it being lock, them being banned, and so forth.
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Postby strikemode14 on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:31 pm

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:I personally think there should be a single topic, stickied, where people can discuss this stuff ALL they want WITHOUT the fear of it being lock, them being banned, and so forth.



the probelm with that is no guarantee it won't get locked. If the bating and flaming goes on it's going into the graveyard.
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