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View Poll Results: Do you want to see the politics and anger continue?

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  • I want the forum to cut out the politics / anti gov / anti police / angry rants

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Thread: Politics - do you want it, or not?

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    Politics - do you want it, or not?

    There's been several attempts recently by long time forum members to discuss what's happened here on the forum since the ChCh attack.

    None of them are going anywhere constructive.

    Time to take a holistic view of where the membership is at.

    Do you want to cut out all the politics / anti gov / anti police / angry rants, or do you not mind and prefer to allow the current form to continue to its own natural conclusion?

    Take a vote fellas, lets see what the vibe is.

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    You'd need to set up a poll for this, wouldn't you?
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    I'm abstaining. Gonna be fun to watch, though.
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    I think that, as the events of the last couple of months have shown, we do need to be vigilant and have a certain amount of relevant political content. Unfortunately since politics will not leave us alone then we must not leave politics alone. In an ideal world it would be a matter of "never the twain shall meet", but we do not however live in an ideal world.
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    Id prefer NO politics, but its been beneficial being able to vent on here and hear others opinions, As much as it pisses me, its been good to know you guys are a hurting as well. I cant see much good coming out of it for the safety of the country and its been a real shame we have been ignored in not being asked for our input.
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    Political discussion turns into a festering poohole.

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    My two cents worth.

    Politics is a reality of a democratic society, obviously. I believe we should be able to discuss political matters objectively, maturely, without prejudice.

    Extreme, aggressive, angry or offensive ranting, attacking individuals or institutions with malice and virulent hate, has never been an acceptable or worthy contribution to political debate. It leads nowhere, never has contributed to anything positive, and never will.

    We are stuck with a quandary here, on this forum, as we cannot seem - collectively speaking - to do the one without the other.

    And believe me, the latter format of political commentary is doing our cause no good at all.

    So my vote is to cut it out - regrettably - because i like reasoned debate but sadly the interweb seems to make that very hard to attain, be it on Facebook, a forum like this or any of the Chans for example.
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    Discussion of new legal problems that affect us: fine

    General politics: no. Deranged ranting: hard no.

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    Relevant stuff - yes.

    Dumb shit and the crazed rantings of imbeciles - no.

    Moderators would need to use the delete button freely , but I see that as a responsible action if warranted.
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    I could live with the first if the last 3 were moderated out.... keeping it civil benefits all,ranting does all a diservice.
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    No politics please

    It has become abundantly clear that no matter how hard we try, people on here simply can NOT objectively discuss the recent law changes and related politics without:

    - getting so worked-up or angry that they need a little break
    - insulting other members / resorting to childish name-calling
    - launching into personal attacks of political leaders rater than discussing policy

    I don't think any of the above items add value to the forum, and given the focus on us from several quarters, it is not doing our cause any good either...
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    shit if you think its ruff here go to TMMB-usually the domain of syncophantic socialists -whooa are they venting the spleen -yehah ride em cowboy.
    me Istillfeel thereds a place for it -after all i feel democracy was gravely abused ,and likewise some law enforcement actions since could be viewed similarly.
    obviously the general public are displaying gross bovine indifference ,an omnivorous lassitude-not my problem,so whose going to be holding this entity to account.
    im also interested to hear of the bleatings of assorted political minions sent by the politburo to assuage the trouble natives!
    thats my 5 bobs worth

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    Loaded question.
    Politics doesn’t have to be anti government/anti police ranting.
    IMO it’s extremely important for hunters and shooters to share information so we can coordinate a sensible response, if/when we can.
    People will vent here. Unless they are actually threatening or abusing others ( in which case bye bye), so what?, put on your big boy pants or don’t read the threads.

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    In my opinion, it would die of natural causes once it no longer effected firearms owners. I think it is already calming down as people have had their say.
    Civil debate is healthy debate.
    I dont think there is reason to change anything, yes, moderate it when there is something not related to the forum if needed I guess. I dont really care, if the subject line looks interesting, I'll view it, if not, I carry on past. I dont enter a thread just on the chance of having a go at someone or a dig at the pm.
    I do respect others views and their right to voice them even if I dont agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    Discussion of new legal problems that affect us: fine

    General politics: no. Deranged ranting: hard no.
    This.

 

 

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