Thread: [Question] Can we elect a new Moderator?
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Old 01-27-2020, 03:49 AM   #11
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We've tried that before. It started off pretty well, then devolved into a tire fire. And this was during the Bush years, right at the start of the 24 hour news cycle.

This was a really well thought out and implemented plan, too. It was done in reverse to your style, though. You earned your way in, and it was easy to get banned.

Unfortunately, almost everyone got banned. And the people who didn't barely used that part of the forum anyway. On top of that, people banned from the political forum didn't leave their anger at the door. It carried over into the regular forums and made a huge mess of things.

In the end, the consensus was that this forum doesn't need a political forum, nor should we be discussing politics in general. Hence the ban.

The internet is a wonderful tool. But the anonymity nullifies the social contract we typically observe in public. Thus, there's not a lot of friendly debate. It's mostly just wandering about calling people names or regurgitating facebook memes as though that's really going to help.

I have to disagree with you. Politics should not be allowed on these boards. Interesting as they are, the cons outweigh the pros.
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