Canuk wrote:To get serious for a moment, I can't believe some people believe there's nothing wrong with the political threads on the forum.
I've wanted to contribute in the past, but because of the racist and xenophobic minority who seem to dominate them, and because of my ethnicity and background (mixed race, non British) I've been afraid to do so. I've had enough prejudice thrown my way over the years.
If it is indeed Vorpal's desire to keep the forum 'family friendly' then xenophobic and racist posts should be removed immediately. Such is the number. I'm afraid that might be a full time job for someone.
I am genuinely affronted and affected by the posts of late (especially the Blacking Up thread, and the numerous anti EU frankly xenophobic posts).
Something is different in the UK since I visited ten years ago, it's ugly and I do not wish to see it here. It's almost as if 'No blacks or Irish' (substitute any Eastern European /north African nation) is an acceptable, unchallenged ideology again.
Perhaps instead of culling threads, like 700c suggests you should be culling offensive members who regularly air far right and intolerant views. Or do away with Politics altogther. There are literally 1000's of sites in the UK where people can vent their particular ideologies, unmoderated. Why dont you use them?
I'd like to contribute, also I'd like to have voted but as with others Tapatalk won't let me.
This is a Cycling forum, and hopefully an inclusive one, where I would prefer extremists and extreme views aren't tolerated. I had hopes it would be a cycling forum, free from politics, and more importantly free from the far right garbage which seems to pervade almost every media outlet in the UK, to some extent.
I don't want that here. Others have expressed a similar opinion.
I'll comment no more upon it. Thanks for your attention.
It sounds like certain people are having problems tolerating the views of others.
Do we want intolerant people on our forum, telling the rest of us what we can and can't discuss?
Surely they should be banned, not pandered to.
In my view it is extremist for a person to advocate the removal of topics from a forum just because they don't like what they read, especially as they don't need to read them.
We should not tolerate extremism on here.
The Tea Shop is not a cycling forum. Read the menu page. It is for non-cycling discussion.