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Postby pwhodges » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:24 pm

As the staff here have decided that they are unable to look after the Serious Discussion forum in the manner that they feel it should be handled, they have closed it.

There are, of course, many other forums on the Internet where such discussions take place, and anyone is free to join them for their politics kick.

However, in case people here feel that they would like to continue discussing serious matters, including politics, with their acquaintances in this forum, I have made a place where you can continue:



http://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org




This is my forum, on my server, in my house, and I shall moderate it myself (those of you who have visited http://forums.questionablecontent.net will have some idea of my style). It has no other purpose than this.

If enough people come, it could almost be a straight continuation from the forum just closed here; if no one comes I shall shrug and leave it to die.
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Postby Chuckman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:32 pm

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Postby Gob Hobblin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:13 pm

Already there.
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Postby Bagheera » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:53 pm

Same. Should be interesting to see who makes the migration . . .
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Postby Ray » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:02 pm

Not me I've already alienated too many people with my opinions on political topics.
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Postby Squigsquasher » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:36 pm

Well this can't possibly go horrendously wrong.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:42 pm

If people misuse it, I shall deal with the matter. And no one is forced to join (any more than they were forced to post in SD here).
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Postby Squigsquasher » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:47 pm

Personally I think that this community just isn't up to the task of serious debates and that any project to try and accomplish that is doomed to fail miserably. But by all means, go ahead if you think it can work.
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Postby Reichu » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:10 pm

The phrase "self-fulfilling prophecy" is one to ruminate upon, methinks.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:33 pm

Signed, sealed, and committed. (So far, anyway.) Posted a lovely quote from a lawyer friend of mine explaining the 9th Circuit's decision in simple detail. (I'd post it on EvaGeeks, but I don't want to spark something here that the mods are trying to diffuse. If you really want to read it, it's available here on pwhodge's forum. If the mods want to allow me to post it somewhere in the off-topic section here at EvaGeeks, I'll be more than happy to do so.)
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:57 am

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Signed, sealed, and committed. (So far, anyway.) Posted a lovely quote from a lawyer friend of mine explaining the 9th Circuit's decision in simple detail. (I'd post it on EvaGeeks, but I don't want to spark something here that the mods are trying to diffuse. If you really want to read it, it's available here on pwhodge's forum. If the mods want to allow me to post it somewhere in the off-topic section here at EvaGeeks, I'll be more than happy to do so.)


Just a small note, but posts on pwhodge's forum can't be read if you don't have an account there (probably a good way of keeping trolls at bay).
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Postby Squigsquasher » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:05 pm

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Yeah, fuck that forum. It's already filled with the usual suspects, and the chances of anyone who hasn't drank the socialist kool-aid joining are basically nil. Fuck it, I'm out. Enjoy your leftist circlejerk.
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Postby TehDonutKing » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:21 pm

I like the idea of this, but i think a moderation team that consists of people with more diverse views would be desirable. I'd volunteer, but i'm barely on any forums anymore.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:17 pm

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:
How Not To Behave ~Staff  SPOILER: Show
Yeah, fuck that forum. It's already filled with the usual suspects, and the chances of anyone who hasn't drank the socialist kool-aid joining are basically nil. Fuck it, I'm out. Enjoy your leftist circlejerk.

I've been know to disagree with both parties, so.....
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Postby pwhodges » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:48 pm

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:
How Not To Behave ~Staff  SPOILER: Show
Yeah, fuck that forum. It's already filled with the usual suspects, and the chances of anyone who hasn't drank the socialist kool-aid joining are basically nil. Fuck it, I'm out. Enjoy your leftist circlejerk.

Who joins is up to them; if some people wish to leave their views unrepresented, that's up to them, not the rest.

View Original PostTehDonutKing wrote:a moderation team that consists of people with more diverse views would be desirable.

Moderation should not be about views, but about behaviour.
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:34 pm

I won't keep on advertising - it's up to anyone to come or not as they please. But each conservative-leaner who declines to come is helping to create a liberal enclave - just saying.

As I said, I moderate on behaviour, not politics, and I have the record to back that up.

Currently there is some discussion about what approaches can change hearts and minds; but it's harder to discuss this convincingly with only one side of the main divisions around.
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Postby Tumbling Down » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:34 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:I won't keep on advertising - it's up to anyone to come or not as they please. But each conservative-leaner who declines to come is helping to create a liberal enclave - just saying.

I feel guilty for having played a part in shutting down the last Serious Discussion, so I can't tell whether or not this applies to me.

(Does this apply to me?)

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Postby pwhodges » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:07 am

It's not aimed at anyone individually. But discussion between people who pretty much all agree holds no real challenge, and is not likely to go very far.
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important." (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?" (from: The Eccentric Family )
Avatar: Shinji feels oddly embarrassed sharing a bath with Kaworu (details); Past avatars.
Afterwards... a post-Q Evangelion fanfic (discussion)


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