Suspension Of Politics Section

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  1. What is it now?


    It seemed to be getting on fine (then again I've had a certain person on ignore).
  2. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    You mean you don't like someone else's opinion?
    How affluent white liberal of you
    Well done .
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  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Fire sale.
  4. A working class hero is something to be.
  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Ironic then that your posts are mostly you criticising other people’s opinions, but sadly lack much of anything by way of argument to back yours up.
  6. Careful chaps or The "suspension of politics section" section will be suspended.
  7. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    And you are entitled to your opinion .
    Bazza Endean just blocks .
  8. It's weird isn't it? Happy Clappers and Bedwetters knocking seven bells out of each other in The Hornets Nest...

    Maybe, like in The Untouchables, they should swap moderators.
  9. What's that to you?
  10. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    I was responding to moose who claims that I am against people expressing opinions.
    That's what it is to me .
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  11. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Fans favourite ZZ Top is off to Zaragoza.
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  12. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    What I meant was your line of attack is to criticise people for having opinions (the Woke! the Liberals! the lefties!) so your post somewhat took the garibaldis and the custard creams.
  13. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    And I am entitled to do that . And you or anyone else is entitled to respond.
    Bazza Endean just blocks .
  14. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

  15. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Thanks, but I can make my own way to ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ if I need that kind of monosyllablic grunting.:)
  16. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I think blocking is encouraged.
  17. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    If ever there was an example of a lack of self awareness, this post is it.
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  18. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    FFS what have you melts done now?
  19. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    It's not even the point that there are some who abuse anyone who has an opinion
    that differs from their own affluent white liberal bubble that annoys me .
    It is the slurs that go with it .... facist, bigot, gammon, racist etc etc
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  20. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    Guilty as charged !! Apologies !.
  21. HenryHooter

    HenryHooter First Year Pro

    First of all, I am not criticising the mods. They have a difficult enough job to do anyway, and how they manage the site is their business. With that...

    Sorry to everyone. I think it is my fault the thread has been shut down. Following a complaint made by a certain member (they mentioned they had made it a while before the section was cut) I was told that the mods could not find evidence of me being accused of being a nazi, racist, white supremacist, fascist, so I went back a couple of weeks and forwarded some examples to them. Different mods have different ways of dealing with things, usually the tendency is to lock a thread, or suspend the section for a while, which is why I have deliberately chosen not to complain about what was being said about me. I raised this on a thread a week or so ago, saying that I believed certain people were trying to get a thread locked by throwing abuse at me.

    With regard to the complaint made today, the offending post being one in which I defend myself from an accusation against me that I was regularly calling a member a racist*, I was given to believe that complaints were currently being referred to the person being complained about, and that warnings were being issued (I have not previously received a warning), so I thought it was fair to then demonstrate to the mods that I was being regularly accused of being a racist and worse by the person who complained about me.

    *My response was that I never had, but that they were an apologist for racism (for reasons repeated many times in the politics thread).

    Unfortunately, this, I believe has led to the closure of the section. It was not my intention that it should happen, and I believed that the posts I complained about would add some balance to what was being said about me.

    If it is any reassurance to the mods, I now have the two most prominent members with whom I tend to become embroiled on 'ignore'. I will not respond directly to them or mention them again. But if it becomes apparent that I am being abused in the third person, as is not uncommon, I will follow their lead and complain to the mods, and I urge anyone else, who is being unfairly accused, to do the same.

    There can be some very interesting and thought provoking stuff, from ALL of its contributors, in the politics section.
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  22. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    A masterpiece that was filmed in B'wood. When I say filmed, for that scene Kubrick placed a hidden camera and left it to captures 12hrs of 'life' in Maxwell Park - a public area adjacent to the infamous B'wood triangle comprising the dole office, the job centre and the boozer/drugs bazaar of "The Red Lion"...
  23. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Who is calling you that? It’s normally you moaning about others. Utterly bizarre.
  24. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Left vs Right:

    The further to the left you go, the more extremist and authoritarian they become.
    The further to the right you go, the more extremist and authoritarian they become.

    They both become so extreme and authoritarian they should have lots in common and shake hands:
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  25. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Good grief, imagine picking fights with people on a thread about a section being suspended.
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  26. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Surely not?
  27. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I used to argue on the politics section and Twitter and realised it was really bad for my mental health. It was making me genuinely unhappy when doing it and I was getting literally nothing from it....
  28. No you didn't.
    No it wasn't
    Yes you were
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  29. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I’m only hanging on until the next Labour victory...was something I said in 2011. :)
  30. Not long to wait now.
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  31. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    I was the same until I stopped engaging with certain people. It's a shame it's gone as there were some good, healthy discussions and I learnt a lot.

    Unfortunately too many debates ended in personal attacks with both sides determined to "win" rather than just agree to disagree.

    I totally understand why the mods have given up on it. There were plenty of warnings given.
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  32. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    come on watford
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  33. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    It’s perfectly possible for it to exist though.
  34. HenryHooter

    HenryHooter First Year Pro

    If people stop complaining, trying to get people banned, which doesn't go on in the main forum, the thread will be left to itself.

    In the main forum, someone gives it out, and they get it back without complaint to the mods. It would not be tolerated there. In the politics section, casually calling someone a nazi or a racist when they are trying to have a discussion is unpleasant and unfortunately common place, but when the person dishing it out gets it back they have tended to complain about it, which is when the mods act.
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  35. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Official complaints are for wimps.
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