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12-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Now that the Politics and Religion forum is kaput, how about another forum that could only contain links? The links could be about anything political or religious within reason - no porno, for example. Posters could but a maximum of three words in the subject line and no other verbiage in the body except for the link(s). No cut & paste from an article in the link(s), no commentary, etc.

The main reason for such a forum is that we would still get the advantages of others that comb the internet for interesting political and religious articles, and videos without the drama. What do the moderators think?

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I think it's a really bad idea. This is, after all, a discussion forum. It would turn into a soapbox for people's own political and religious agenda (much as P&R did); and rather quickly at that. It would also be a spammer's delight.

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I basically agree with Parallax on this one. In addition, it would set up a "trolling" situation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
I think it's a really bad idea. This is, after all, a discussion forum. It would turn into a soapbox for people's own political and religious agenda (much as P&R did); and rather quickly at that. It would also be a spammer's delight.
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I basically agree with Parallax on this one. In addition, it would set up a "trolling" situation.
I can see your points. I guess that I was thinking that all of that would be much more controllable because no one would be able to comment. But if it couldn't control spamming, then definitely not a good idea. I suppose that trolling could get worse, too. Nevermind.

P.S. I can see that you are serious about the no political overtones. I'm good with that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lammie200 Quote
P.S. I can see that you are serious about the no political overtones. I'm good with that.
Thanks for understanding
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How about a cooking OT forum? Or a tropical fish one? My planted tank forum has a photography section after all.
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How about a cooking OT forum? Or a tropical fish one? My planted tank forum has a photography section after all.
We have one for all of those. It's called General Talk. We haven't had a cannoli or cheese sandwich thread in a while.

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