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Re: Politics and Moderation

Someone once said "Don't discuss politics or religion in polite/mixed company".
I try to adhere to that edict.
This board is as "free" as one or two of the other, differing topic boards I visit regularly; due mostly to the philosophy of the Admin and moderators.
I fully support the "light touch" exhibited here.

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Re: Politics and Moderation

On this one I am fully with Brian. The signature should be something that has to do with the profile of the poster, not a political statement unless this one is truly a very generically one and universally accepted.

The argument that they are displayed in sailing forums is a decisive one to veto political propaganda or political statements made that way on all forums.



I agree that this is a lot more fun, They are really enjoying themselves and I wonder who really cares, not about this but about what each one chose to put in his signature, even if it shows bad taste (that falls on the subscriber).
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Re: Politics and Moderation

I appreciate how literally the moderators wield their title here. SN is a great place to hang, and both the citizens and the sheriffs are the reason.
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Re: Politics and Moderation

I appreciate that the moderators of SN sometimes agonize over their responsibility, and I believe that they do an excellent (and usually thankless) job of maintaining civility.

The nature of all internet forums is that we are all faceless, can be somewhat anonymous, and our only presence to the wider audience is the ideas that we take the time to type for all to see.

A consequence of posting to a forum, as opposed to email or PM, is that posts are visible to anyone that views that thread. Thus, the posters are reaching a wider audience than simply the person to whom they may be responding. This one to many relationship tends to attract trolls. Quoting Wikipedia;
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In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
Any part of a post can be considered disruptive, this includes the avatar (and I can think of a few examples), the custom user title, the body of the post, and the signature line. Any part of a post can detract from an otherwise valuable insight. I believe that other posters respect, and value constructive contribution. That is THE reason that I am here. My signature line (and I don't always include it) is a statement of my SAILING credentials.

I appreciate that there is an Off Topic thread, in that it gives the gun lobby, pro-life, abortionists, religious and political fanatics, and all their opponents rest a place where they can vent. Although, I believe that there are other forums, on other sites, where their contributions would be more appropriate. Kudos to SailNet and the mod's. for allowing this.

If someone takes offense to any part of my posts, please let me know in a PM. If I continued to offend, I expect that I would eventually be banned from the site.

The bottom line is that SailNet is supposed to be about Sailing. If someone takes offense to a signature line, an avatar, the custom user title, or the body of a post, then chances are that it is offensive, and I believe that the moderators are doing the larger SailNet community a service to police them.
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Re: Politics and Moderation

I always hit New Posts no politics, I did go there once or twice but its all US, I have no Idea what is going on so just like the rest of those there I have an opinion and my opinion is correct.
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Re: Politics and Moderation

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Folks around here become excitable enough discussing anchors.

Posted in a gun thread once that was enough. How y'all wanna run that country of yours over there is up to you to figure out, i'm here for the sailing. Just keep Disneyland open, and your dollar down until I have ordered my new chartplotter from West Marine.
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Re: Politics and Moderation

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Now just wait a damn minute Brian.

Are you suggesting sailors can be opinionated?

Problem is that you people just don't understand I am always right. How many times do I have to keep telling you that!??? (smile)

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On this one I am fully with Brian.
Hang on... when have you and I ever disagreed????? (snicker)

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Re: Politics and Moderation

Thank you everyone for the very nice comments. Most of the thanks should go to the other mods as they have really been taking the brunt of everything as I have been travelling a lot (and will continue to).

The key point of all of this was that we may have to ask some of you to make some signature or post modifications. If or when we do, it is not that we agree or disagree with you. We are doing it because we feel it is the best thing for the forum as a whole.

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Re: Politics and Moderation

First off, a great big thanks to the moderators who keep the peace, Thank You.

Also I want to thank Al Gore for taking the initiative in creating the internet. I have developed thick skin since his creation has spread, Thank You Al Gore.

I have only complained once and PMed a poster once over what I considered an offensive totally off topic comment in a somewhat delicate thread. Since then my skin has grown another layer or two.
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