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    Exclamation Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    Due to the increasing interest and divisiveness in political discussions, we've decided to create a special section for the discussions to take place where it won't impact those that wish to remain "apolitical" on the site. We now have a politics-only forum HERE. Please note that the posts in the politics section WILL NOT show up on the recent threads section of the site due to feedback that most people would like those threads separate from the normal topics.

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    Please direct your question through PM to a specific Mod that can help you out. Thanks!


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    Announcement Regarding Political Threads
    Due to the increasing interest and divisiveness in political discussions, we've decided to create a special section for the discussions to take place where it won't impact those that wish to remain "apolitical" on the site. We now have a politics-only forum HERE. Please note that the posts in the politics section WILL NOT show up on the recent threads section of the site due to feedback that most people would like those threads separate from the normal topics.

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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Please note that the posts in the politics section WILL NOT show up on the recent threads section of the site due to feedback that most people would like those threads separate from the normal topics.
    thank you for this. i like the idea of ALL off-topic threads not being on the front page. sports board for sports topics!



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    Re: Moved Threads

    Or not, thanks Jer for explaining.


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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    So the recent topics section is going to be empty on weeks we lose in football or bball?


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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    I think I'm going to make an alternate page exactly like the current homepage that accomodates that request. I know a lot of people like to talk about all sorts of topics and some enjoy the more sports oriented. I'll ponder some ideas and see what I can do.


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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    Can we make it a user preference? That would be handy, then you can pick and choose what is on your recent topics.


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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    I imagine they'll be a decline in interest in political threads from this point on.



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    Re: Moved Threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Announcement Regarding Political Threads
    Due to the increasing interest and divisiveness in political discussions, we've decided to create a special section for the discussions to take place where it won't impact those that wish to remain "apolitical" on the site. We now have a politics-only forum HERE. Please note that the posts in the politics section WILL NOT show up on the recent threads section of the site due to feedback that most people would like those threads separate from the normal topics.

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    That a good enough respose for me. I thought that I had said something overly offensive and that has never been my intention.



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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    Yes, user preference, options being...

    All threads (included Off-Topic and Politics)
    Sports plus Off-Topic
    Sports plus Politics

    I am not in favor of removing the Off-Topic threads from the main page. I personally don't care to see the political ones. I know others differ, so user options for this, IMO, would be best - as Brian noted.



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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    Jeremy,
    would you consider Global Warming in this category as well? not quite political, but is in a way since the current thread started yesterday with what I think was attempt to bash democrats (for views on global warming) due to some study on a moon of Saturn. That is a pretty darn divisive topic as well. Most threads spiral down into those not believing in warming ripping on the left and dems and vice versa towards the right.


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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    If all this board did was talk about ISU sports it'd die a slow painful death. OT's keep people interested, even diehards can only talk about how badly Tech wooped us for so long ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Announcement Regarding Political Threads
    Due to the increasing interest and divisiveness in political discussions, we've decided to create a special section for the discussions to take place where it won't impact those that wish to remain "apolitical" on the site. We now have a politics-only forum HERE. Please note that the posts in the politics section WILL NOT show up on the recent threads section of the site due to feedback that most people would like those threads separate from the normal topics.

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    Re: Announcement Regarding Political Threads

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    Jeremy,
    would you consider Global Warming in this category as well? not quite political, but is in a way since the current thread started yesterday with what I think was attempt to bash democrats (for views on global warming) due to some study on a moon of Saturn. That is a pretty darn divisive topic as well. Most threads spiral down into those not believing in warming ripping on the left and dems and vice versa towards the right.
    Well that's kind of the problem with doing it this way. Politics are so diverse of a subject that what I think is common sense may be political to somebody else, etc. While we all know my political opinions are actually fact, it's hard to make everybody believe that


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