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Old 02-01-04   #1
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Suggestions for the Serious Discussions/Politics board

Since we've just had a merger of 2 boards, it might be time to re-evaluate the posting guidelines and also pay more attention to the existing forum guidelines.

Firstly, there are a lot of politics topics being posted in the Serious Discussions board rather than the Politics board. I'm as guilty of this as anyone else - it comes from when it used to be the World Events board. Would it be sensible to now be more careful about posting political posts in the Politics board, and keeping the Serious Discussions board for more general stuff?

Secondly, the exisiting posting guidelines are now being ignored. To quote from the guidelines (http://www.darkforum.com/showthread.php?t=26944):

"1) Please only post one such article per day. Sometimes, people are posting threads back to back. This gets especially annoying when they all have similar subjects. [a very pertinent guideline at the moment!].

2) Don't just post an article or link to a website and leave it at that. Post some commentary about it in order to start some sort of discussion. Even if you just state your view on it in a few sentences, then people can agree/disagree about it."

Both of these guidelines have been ignored a lot recently. I won't even mention the "No Flaming" rule.
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With reference to your comments on rule number one - it's only an election year in the USA. This board is global, not national.

Regardless of that, I think such posts would have been absolutely fine when this was the "World Events" board since the US presidency does indeed have international repercussions. However, it's changed, and it's now the "Serious Discussions" board, which previously was just a moderated chat room, for want of a better analogy. We need to rethink our placement of posts.

The multiple posted articles guideline can perhaps be given a certain amount of lee-way, but JLB, you posted two near-identical articles (Hitler/Fascism and the left) which I thought would perhaps better be posted within the same thread.
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They covered very very similar ground.

And yes, they were bloody long articles.
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I had to spend 5 minutes scrolling down to find the reply box.
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Why don't we just UNMERGE THE FUCKING BOARDS SINCE THERE WAS NO REASON TO FUCKING MERGE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE??!??!?!?!?!
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I'd go along with that
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Originally Posted by lazaruscorporat

topics being posted in the Serious Discussions board rather than the Politics board. I'm as guilty of this as anyone else - it comes from when it used to be the World Events board. Would it be sensible to now be more careful about posting political posts in the Politics board, and keeping the Serious Discussions board for more general stuff?

Maybe the mods could move the political threads to the Politics forum?
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Why don't we just UNMERGE THE FUCKING BOARDS SINCE THERE WAS NO REASON TO FUCKING MERGE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE??!??!?!?!?!
She does have a good point.
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Sixgun, we agree again - that's twice in 24 hours.
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The political threads have been, and are being moved to the political sub-forum of this board.
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