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lol politics

Bokracroc

Bokra, come out to pla-ay
No, seriously. Can we have a Politics sub-forum?
I'm sick of all the stuff filling and flooding the General/Rant sections.
 

Wolf-Bone

Banned
Banned
Actually, I think there's a few topics we should ban outright, and politics is one of them. The majority of users here appear to be either under aged or lacking the knowledge and maturity to really discuss political issues effectively. That might sound like it goes against my Libertarian principles, but FurAffinity is anything but Libertarian in its own principles, and my principles say FurAffinity should do what's best for itself as an organization, and anyone who has a big enough issue with it should fuck off to somewhere else.

And this isn't just because of all the God damned Ron Paul dick riding by certain users either. I've been wanting to say this for a while.
 

TehSean

weasyl.com/profile/naoki
I often believe in the Fuck Hope, Give me Money political party. It's a very capitalist view and I think everyone immediately got off-topic.

If I'm not mistaken, he's requesting a new forums section called "Politics" or something clearly defined for political debates that will serve no purpose for most people but to entrench them even more firmly in backward philosophies that they often just support emotionally, not thinking about the cost of healthcare, the state of the industry, and how difficult it might be to change things when they're often dictated by different sectors in the economy.

ANYWAY.

I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A POLITICAL SECTION ASIDE FROM RANTS EVEN THOUGH I DON'T REALLY CARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

Not all political posts are going to be rants right away.

It'd be nice to have the bullshit you want to spout be clearly defined instead of having to wade through posts like "Gee golly, don't you hate it when your underwear rides up the crack of your ass? :3" and other non-rants and polls about who would win if two video game franchises fought one another.

And no, we shouldn't ban speech. It sounds un-Libertarian because it isn't Libertarian. Like "I know it looks like I have red paint on my hands but. I don't. Even though I just dipped them in this can. And you all saw. Let me explain."
The only reason politics sucks is because we want to *dictate*, but we don't want to be *responsible* for it. Or something.
 

Wolf-Bone

Banned
Banned
TehSean said:
And no, we shouldn't ban speech. It sounds un-Libertarian because it isn't Libertarian.

Libertarianism isn't the same thing as Liberalism. Hardcore Libertarianism would let privately owned businesses and organizations ban whatever speech they wanted. Hell, it'd let them fuckin' ban minorities from the premises if they wanted. And anyone who takes issue with that is supposed to band together, boycott them, discourage others from patronizing them, and either they'll change their policies and survive or they'll sink because of their intolerance, if enough people actually give a shit. Libertarianism, in its most ridiculous extreme, preaches not tolerance and free speech, but simply a lack of government intervention in what people do with their privately owned property, and society where business has almost completely replaced government in all its functions.

Now, I myself am not quite that extreme in my views of what Libertarianism should mean. However, the reality is this forum is privately owned, has an on-again off-again ban on talking about drugs for reasons similar to my stance on political discussions here, and I feel I'm well within my rights to make the suggestion. It doesn't mean a whole lot to me whether the admins agree with it or not. But I'd like to point out that if political discussions were banned here, a certain user here would have nothing to talk about, and I myself would have little to talk about, and both of those things would make a lot of people here very, very happy.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
I like how a simple request for a politics forum now became a debate about politics.... -.-;;;
 

Rilvor

Formal when angry
lol, politics http://www.furaffinity.net/view/954358/

I dunno about a sub-forum..I don't really think it is necessary, despite how much of an eyesore politics are to read about ( I avoid if I can)

Banning discussions on politics...I think is a bad idea.
 

Lobar

The hell am I reading, here?
Rilvor said:
lol, politics http://www.furaffinity.net/view/954358/

I dunno about a sub-forum..I don't really think it is necessary, despite how much of an eyesore politics are to read about ( I avoid if I can)

Banning discussions on politics...I think is a bad idea.

Banning discussion on any topic is a bad idea I feel.


...Can we put a ban on trolling for donations to grassroots political campaigns though?
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Seriously, he's already doing the abusing the youtube posts. If we were getting in trouble for 4chan style image threads, why is it acceptable to youtubewang?
 

Bokracroc

Bokra, come out to pla-ay
The Whining and Bitching would be less concentrated and less toxic.
There's enough drama and bitching without Political 'debates'.
 
T

TakeWalker

Guest
Bokracroc said:
The Whining and Bitching would be less concentrated and less toxic.
There's enough drama and bitching without Political 'debates'.

Actually, it would be more concentrated, but it would also be removed from the "general" talk forums and off to rot in its own little corner.

Granted, I don't think I've seen a post yet that didn't scream "THIS IS ABOUT POLITICS" from the title alone. Reader beware and all that, it's hard not to know what you're getting into with these.
 
politics or current events section would be cool ...
 

imnohbody

Member
+1 for a separate politics forum, from one who's been in political discussions here and there.

Well, that, or hack the forum software to allow us to ignore entire threads (or, heck, an "ignore" feature for users that actually works :p ), take your pick. :)
 

Bokracroc

Bokra, come out to pla-ay
TakeWalker said:
Bokracroc said:
The Whining and Bitching would be less concentrated and less toxic.
There's enough drama and bitching without Political 'debates'.

Actually, it would be more concentrated, but it would also be removed from the "general" talk forums and off to rot in its own little corner.
Exactly, it would pollute up somewhere else where you'll only notice it if you go into the clearly mark Hazard area.
 

imnohbody

Member
Wouldn't "lolitics" be the politics surrounding child pornography?




[size=xx-small](C'mon, someone had to say it.)[/size]
 

suzuki

psychonaut
Make a Debate and Discussion forum and get rid of the rant forum. Or better yet, just turn the rant forum into D&D. That's basically what it is, anyway.
 
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