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    Politics Poll

    Should political threads stay or be immediately binned and the OP get a vacation?

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    Depends on the thread. The Shutdown thread managed to allow a lot of divergent views to be aired without turning into a flame war. The powers that be did well to let it run.

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    Ban 'em all! Burn the witches!!!
    It's all Here. Now.

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    I actually sent a PM to CHUM on this exact matter. Waiting for the response.... CHUM, paging CHUM....

    Look, we an official "bike thread" in OC, right? If the members can behave themselves, maybe there should be an official "politics thread" where anything political is kept/said/preached/discussed there and there only. If members can't behave themselves, then axe 'em. Isn't that the general rule already? Why not just do this, since politics are clearly going to pop up here again and again here like they always have.

    I can say that I wouldn't be involved much with it because I hate the subject myself but I would probably lurk to get in some good laughs and chuckles from the silliness that would undoubtedly go on in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I actually sent a PM to CHUM on this exact matter. Waiting for the response.... CHUM, paging CHUM....
    CHUM explained why in the thread...

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    OOPS!!!!

    I closed this thread due to the political gobbledyguck and just discovered a 'high ranking official' says it's cool to be open...

    so...ummm...my bad.

    carry on.
    Shutdown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Should political threads stay or be immediately binned and the OP get a vacation?
    Add a third option to the poll:

    *Have one official politics thread only
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuffink View Post
    CHUM explained why in the thread...


    Shutdown



    I'll offer the now locked thread as a counterweight:

    What would you like to see in USA government

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    As long as it has female Indian Escorts and cheap kitchens I'm all for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    As long as it has female Indian Escorts and cheap kitchens I'm all for it.
    Are we talking American Indian Escorts or India Indian Escorts? Because, it does matter...
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    As long as as it is well behaved and confined to one thread then let it stay.
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    ^Thanks deke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I actually sent a PM to CHUM on this exact matter. Waiting for the response.... CHUM, paging CHUM....

    Look, we an official "bike thread" in OC, right? If the members can behave themselves, maybe there should be an official "politics thread" where anything political is kept/said/preached/discussed there and there only. If members can't behave themselves, then axe 'em. Isn't that the general rule already? Why not just do this, since politics are clearly going to pop up here again and again here like they always have.

    I can say that I wouldn't be involved much with it because I hate the subject myself but I would probably lurk to get in some good laughs and chuckles from the silliness that would undoubtedly go on in there.
    I could not have said it better myself, well said Hawg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Are we talking American Indian Escorts or India Indian Escorts? Because, it does matter...
    I didn't say Native Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    I didn't say Native Americans.
    Technically, there are "Native Indians" on every continent except for Antarctica.

    So, which one is it???

    I'm trying to get a straight answer here so that I can "Yay" or "Nay" your idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Technically, there are "Native Indians" on every continent except for Antarctica.

    So, which one is it???

    I'm trying to get a straight answer here so that I can "Yay" or "Nay" your idea.
    Does the Indian Subcontinent narrow it down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    Does the Indian Subcontinent narrow it down?
    No, can you be a little more specific please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Ban 'em all! Burn the witches!!!
    But how can we tell if it's a witch?
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    But how can we tell if it's a witch?



    Drown them. If they live their a witch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I actually sent a PM to CHUM on this exact matter. Waiting for the response.... CHUM, paging CHUM....

    Look, we an official "bike thread" in OC, right? If the members can behave themselves, maybe there should be an official "politics thread" where anything political is kept/said/preached/discussed there and there only. If members can't behave themselves, then axe 'em. Isn't that the general rule already? Why not just do this, since politics are clearly going to pop up here again and again here like they always have.

    I can say that I wouldn't be involved much with it because I hate the subject myself but I would probably lurk to get in some good laughs and chuckles from the silliness that would undoubtedly go on in there.
    Everything that Hawg said here I completely agree on. All the way up to I would probably just lurk there because I hate the ssubject.
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    Politics Poll

    I hate them too.
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    I spent a lot of time in that "Shutdown" thread, and I say bin them. For a time, I tried my best to steer all threads off politics, but they just keep/kept showing up. No amount of OC member policing will stop them. It's rare that a political thread pops up and remains civil, but even when one does, I'd just as soon folks take political talk to political websites. Myself included.

    My only argument for them would be certain topics like the "Shutdown" thread are basically water-cooler topics that are being talked about across the country. But I don't think the mods should pick and choose, so bin.
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    I remember back when eMpTyBeeR banned the politics before........that's when I got re-cycled!
    The only problem that I have with 'political' type discussions here is that it has a tendency to bring out the glaring degree of semi-literate dum-dum talking points that I see already on the bumpers of El Caminos all over town.
    The Ad-Hominem stuff doesn't bother me in the least.

    In other words, your'e either truly 'off-camber', or yer a 'Poser'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I hate them too.
    they gave you mods a clear line "Off topic general discussion (no politics or religion)" then started in with hit and miss exceptions.

    good luck with that
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    Politics Poll

    Send them all to the bin. The same thing should happen regardless of the forum they popup --whether it be the OC, general discussion, or Washington.

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    Seriously. BIN BIN BIN!

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