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Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:40 pm

I would personally hope that by isolating political threads in a board that talk about global or regional political events as well as various policies in different aspects of the world, users of the forum might be able to populate the non-av board with topics that are more interesting and with more varieties. What do you guys think about it?
 
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:45 pm

c933103 wrote:
I would personally hope that by isolating political threads in a board that talk about global or regional political events as well as various policies in different aspects of the world, users of the forum might be able to populate the non-av board with topics that are more interesting and with more varieties. What do you guys think about it?


There is a political forum planned, however I can not provide an exact time frame on when that will happen
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:40 am

People will just make the non political forum full of troll posts in addition to the politics forum. Any post that originally is started in civil that gets moved to the political forum will just make people go there. It's spreading the already thin userbase even more spread out. It's not going to accomplish anything.
 
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:39 am

Casobs wrote:
People will just make the non political forum full of troll posts in addition to the politics forum. Any post that originally is started in civil that gets moved to the political forum will just make people go there. It's spreading the already thin userbase even more spread out. It's not going to accomplish anything.


The point of having a political forum is to keep politics in one forum, it also allows the users who use the Non-Aviation forum to discuss in things they want to whether its a sporting event, what car they drive, advice on a particular subject etc without being drained out by political discussions. Topics are routinely moved from forum to forum as they develop, a topic may start out based on aviation but as the discussion continues if politics is being discussed, we as moderators will move it to the appropriate forum when it is necessary rather than locking the topic if the topic is civilised and constructive otherwise we would be accused of censorship. In regards to the userbase we don't have a thin userbase, it the largest aviation forum in the world, users participate when they want whether is daily, a couple days of the week, weekly, monthly or whenever they want to contribute.
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:58 pm

qf789 wrote:
Casobs wrote:
People will just make the non political forum full of troll posts in addition to the politics forum. Any post that originally is started in civil that gets moved to the political forum will just make people go there. It's spreading the already thin userbase even more spread out. It's not going to accomplish anything.


The point of having a political forum is to keep politics in one forum, it also allows the users who use the Non-Aviation forum to discuss in things they want to whether its a sporting event, what car they drive, advice on a particular subject etc without being drained out by political discussions. Topics are routinely moved from forum to forum as they develop, a topic may start out based on aviation but as the discussion continues if politics is being discussed, we as moderators will move it to the appropriate forum when it is necessary rather than locking the topic if the topic is civilised and constructive otherwise we would be accused of censorship. In regards to the userbase we don't have a thin userbase, it the largest aviation forum in the world, users participate when they want whether is daily, a couple days of the week, weekly, monthly or whenever they want to contribute.


You keep saying that but you'll see.

Its not going to happen.
 
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:49 am

qf789 wrote:
Casobs wrote:
People will just make the non political forum full of troll posts in addition to the politics forum. Any post that originally is started in civil that gets moved to the political forum will just make people go there. It's spreading the already thin userbase even more spread out. It's not going to accomplish anything.


The point of having a political forum is to keep politics in one forum, it also allows the users who use the Non-Aviation forum to discuss in things they want to whether its a sporting event, what car they drive, advice on a particular subject etc without being drained out by political discussions. Topics are routinely moved from forum to forum as they develop, a topic may start out based on aviation but as the discussion continues if politics is being discussed, we as moderators will move it to the appropriate forum when it is necessary rather than locking the topic if the topic is civilised and constructive otherwise we would be accused of censorship. In regards to the userbase we don't have a thin userbase, it the largest aviation forum in the world, users participate when they want whether is daily, a couple days of the week, weekly, monthly or whenever they want to contribute.


In the interim, and until the new forum exists, can we just ban political discussion completely and give anyone posting these topics a short holiday?

And aside from that, there are totally ridiculous posts appearing in non-aviation now. There is even one there with a single word in it. A single word post! In the old days, that wasn't allowed if I remember correctly.
 
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:22 am

cpd wrote:
And aside from that, there are totally ridiculous posts appearing in non-aviation now. There is even one there with a single word in it. A single word post! In the old days, that wasn't allowed if I remember correctly.


I think the OP of those posts went cuckoo with the amount of political posts flooding non-av at the moment.

The time to separate politics is now....
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:03 am

A quick solution might be just to have a USA Politics mega-topic. All USA political discussion gets buried in the one topic. Maybe do the same for politics from other countries.
 
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Re: Proposal: Split Non-av board into non-av and political

Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:55 pm

I would support this, and if there is a system of appointing particular mods to particular forums, choose very carefully the mods for the Politics forum. Also you'll want to change the policy of not notifying people when their threads are deleted.

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