Politics threads overgrowing again?

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Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby horizon » 15 Dec 2019, 8:15pm

I love our political threads but they are better when kept in well -defined order and not allowed to proliferate. May I suggest that mods take out the shears again and members be more self-disciplined in starting new threads in this politically charged time?
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 15 Dec 2019, 8:25pm

I started a poll to try and get some data, that is different, I do hope it is not pruned

There is some unnecessary stuff on here, plenty from me, but no-one is forced to read it. There is a lot of technical information that I do not need, but some find it very useful

I contributed to the b****t thread but I don't bother reading it often

One earnestly hopes the mods confine their attentions to obscenity, libel and the like
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby DNC123 » 15 Dec 2019, 8:51pm

And the [ another tedious repetition ] will never accept that they have lost.
That includes the pinko mods on here who delete comments critical of [ another tedious repetition ].

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Dec 2019, 9:25pm

Could you define a pinko, please?
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 15 Dec 2019, 9:29pm

Canuk, late of this parish, mentioned a useful French phrase, 'jusq'au boutisme', describes keeping going although one has already lost (or won)
(applicable to cycle races too!)

My side lost, but I am trying to avoid worrying about it, cos I cannae do nothing
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Spinners » 16 Dec 2019, 7:35am

Cyril Haearn wrote:
My side lost, but I am trying to avoid worrying about it, cos I cannae do nothing


Except start a pointless thread :?
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Mick F » 16 Dec 2019, 8:21am

Oldjohnw wrote:Could you define a pinko, please?

I think it refers to the colour of the usernames.

memberlist.php?mode=group&g=2082
Not all pink though.
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Tangled Metal » 16 Dec 2019, 8:24am

Why are some mods red but others green? Are they not equal under communism? :wink: :D :D

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Mick F » 16 Dec 2019, 8:29am

Note I'm not on that list. :wink:

There was a review of the colours a few months ago to define the different jobs and forum account privileges.

I have very few privileges, just doing housekeeping and ridding the spam, plus approving/disapproving of members' first posts.
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Tangled Metal » 16 Dec 2019, 8:35am

Less equal than others then mick!

Used to like Orwell as a kid but I grew up and moved on to aldous huxley and Joseph Heller. I don't know if they're more heavyweight commentators I just liked their writing styles more.

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Dec 2019, 9:50am

There are so many subjects on these fora, it should be hard to read them all

I love language and stories, but I cannae understand the three word game at all, for example, not at all. Maybe I should try again
No need to delete it though
Likewise jokes, there are some really silly ones, Plus One!

I do wish there were more railway enthusiasts on here :wink:
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Mick F » 16 Dec 2019, 10:01am

Tangled Metal wrote:Less equal than others then mick!
It's out of choice, not decree.

It means I can pop in and out - or not at all - and not having to keep an eye on all the posts and characters for trouble brewing. Though I can flag up stuff as I see it.

Also, I'm not that suitable for modding IMO.
I'm more than happy as I am.
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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby mattheus » 16 Dec 2019, 4:32pm

What is frustrating is that every political thread returns to the same well-worn roads.

They're just the same rehashed slagging matches; my guy is best, your lot are all idiots, here's the same reasons I trotted out 4 weeks ago, here are some smears on his/her character that we've all heard 20 times before, here is why YOUR smears are stupid ...

Whatever the topic, members just bring in their own agenda, and post the same stuff. Maybe just put it in one thread, they're all the same eventually!
(look at the "Lying in Politics" thread - I think post10 was the first to drag it back to the same old stuff. :roll: )

Maybe politics in social media is always like this??

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby admin » 16 Dec 2019, 4:35pm

mattheus wrote:Maybe politics in social media is always like this??


UK politics is like this, because we have a deliberately-confrontational parliament arrangement. We've built it on First Past The Post, Winner Takes All, where the winning party is expected to govern without much collaboration.

It would be nice to have a more European-style parliament, with proportional representation and coalition government as the normal state of affairs. Then politicians would be forced to work together productively instead of just shouting at each other.

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Re: Politics threads overgrowing again?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Dec 2019, 5:18pm

European style? Look at Germany, 16 regional parliaments with coalitions of two or three parties in various combinations, complicated, fascinating, almost three-dimensional :?
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