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post #21 of 35 Old 01-18-2018, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a member of a car forum and it has a "politics & religion" forum and is quite separate from the "off topics" forum. It's generally a dumping ground for the Mods when a thread is unseemly and is usually not worth looking at. The good news is that it is only view able if you are logged in. It's blocked to guests. You can also block it from your login ID. That site is also a vBulletin hosted site like this one.
The forums I work with keep it separate, guests can't see it, and members have an option to have it blocked.

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The forums I work with keep it separate, guests can't see it, and members have an option to have it blocked.
If you create this sub-forum my first action will be to block it. I already know I don’t share the same political views as others here and visa versa.
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Even if it is hidden from guests, the amount of regularly posting members we have is quite small. I've never seen over a hundred registered users online at a time. Most of those being users who still have never posted. As of such we do have to interact with each other quite often. I still don't think it's worth it to jeopardize the relationships we all have with each other here.

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post #24 of 35 Old 01-18-2018, 07:29 PM
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NO...

Adds nothing to this forum woodworking wise...
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If there is a controversial section I will avoid that part. I agree with shoot summ. No

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There is enough controversy and mayhem in the world without inviting it into the forum. Discussions of a controversial nature almost always end up in conflict, no matter how civil the people are who are contributing to it. We are saturated daily with negativity and disaster from the internet and the media and I really see no reason to invite that negativity here into the forum. There are plenty of places on the web to participate in controversial conversations and Woodworking Talk isn't one of them and that's what I like about this forum. Don't invite the wolf into our rabbit hole. My vote is a resounding "NO".

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This is amazing! Nearly everybody agrees!
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What KENBO says!!!! and as Sanchez says...looks like the VOTE is overwhelming....NO !!!!
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I'll add my No vote as well.

I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country. ~ William McKinley
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Thank you for adding your input in a respectful manner.

After reviewing all of the comments, we will not be adding a controversial section at this time.

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Not in favor of it in any way. My reasoning is this: this is a woodworking forum, if you want to discuss current events involving politics, religion, etc, then go to a forum for that.

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OK, I'm a bit late to add my 32 cents.

I am grateful to see that common sense prevailed.

And to the moderators:

Do you really have the time to moderate that type of discussion group? From what I've seen elsewhere, the effort would be ten fold greater than moderating a thread on how to sharpen a chisel. Don't believe me? Start a thread, "The Only Correct Method To Sharpen A Chisel".

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Definitely not, for all the reasons that have already been put forth.
I'm here for the shared knowledge and experience about woodworking. Nothing else!

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Definitely not

I have seen on here what political discussions can do. They become personal and the fights get dragged out of that thread and into the 'normal' threads.

This is a woodworking forum and stay a woodworking forum. If someone wants to vent their anger, let them get on facebook or twitter which i do not participate in.

It's like my home - leave your politics at the door.

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I have had a few drinks and I believe everyone should believe as I do. I guess you can figure out where this is going.

My vote is no.

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