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sammydv
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:09:27 AM permalink
I basically understand where you're coming from. But as far as I can tell, this is a free public forum web site. I don't have to pay to post here.
The website offers gambling information. I came for gambling info. I found enough to interest me even in just two threads to sign on. I was fully aware of almost all the other topics on this site. I also signed on for a stock reason.

If it was only gambling, I would have still signed on. I'm actually insulted that you feel people and myself are not capable of deciding whether to stick around regardless what the other topics, which by the way, I DON'T HAVE TO READ or even pay attention to.

Are you to decide what is a controversial topic is. Who is? What is controversial?

As I said, the forum owners can design the pages any way they want. They can make it look like gambling only by having a single link to 'Off Topic' threads and NOT having off topic threads show up on the main gambling pages.
When one clicks the off topic link, then they will see the most active off topic treads in the sub menu.
This way the owners aren't censoring free thought, just making us hit a couple more links to find it. Just massaging the landing page a bit doesn't have to be insidious.

Just dress up the presentation to show all gambling info. Window dressing, not censorship.
But people claiming seeing scary topics and off topic gambling will stop them from finding gambling topics is a slap at mine or any readers intelligence.
We don't need people holding our adult hands when surfing the internet. And speculating because someone sees a political thread they are not going to stay.
michael99000
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:10:05 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

That is funny you should say that on a thread which discusses ending threads which can just be IGNORED! Easier than ignoring Nathan! Blocking someone who others do not ignore makes threads too disjointed, as you know.

Anyway, your house, your rules. Just going to be far less interesting.... far less visited....



When members who join or view the forum to discuss the topic that the place was originally designed for , are compelled to block 7 out of 10 threads, the problem has become bigger than just a thread blocking remedy can resolve.

If I joined a politics based message board and began posting threads about my thoughts on the house edge for Let It Ride side bets, do you think the forum mods would handle it by advising everyone to block my thread ?
EvenBob
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:12:07 AM permalink
Will all the threads on movies, climate change,
time travel, history, etc etc, hundreds of
them, will they be closed also because
they aren't gambling related?
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sammydv
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:12:54 AM permalink
"DT is no longer a good option for adult discussion as long as the poison that is Nathan is allowed to be there."

And what exactly does THAT have to do with wizards thread about a new rule, incidentally, ironically this thread is related to hijacking and unrelated gambling comments such as yours.

How does one report a poster on this gambling forum anyways?
Boz
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:13:22 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

That is funny you should say that on a thread which discusses ending threads which can just be IGNORED! Easier than ignoring Nathan! Blocking someone who others do not ignore makes threads too disjointed, as you know.

Anyway, your house, your rules. Just going to be far less interesting.... far less visited....



The continued coddling of “Nathan” by the Wizard probably deserves its own forum. Truly makes zero sense to me.
SOOPOO
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:15:34 AM permalink
Quote: michael99000

When members who join or view the forum to discuss the topic that the place was originally designed for , are compelled to block 7 out of 10 threads, the problem has become bigger than just a thread blocking remedy can resolve.



I am no computer expert, but I 'think' it should be quite easy to have only gambling/vegas type threads come up in the list on page 1 which we all click on. Just make it 'a little hidden' and leave it alone. I think that's already been done with some types of threads, no?
How difficult is it to click on the "blackjack forum" if you are interested in blackjack stuff? I do think the moderators could do a bit more to prevent thread hijacking, though....
Mission146
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:18:50 AM permalink
Quote: sammydv



If it was only gambling, I would have still signed on. I'm actually insulted that you feel people and myself are not capable of deciding whether to stick around regardless what the other topics, which by the way, I DON'T HAVE TO READ or even pay attention to.



I apologize if I insulted you, my implication was not aimed at you personally. Speaking only for myself, if I had come here for the first time today and saw the Recent Threads list I saw earlier, there's no way I would have signed up.

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Are you to decide what is a controversial topic is. Who is? What is controversial?



Some gambling issues can be controversial, that would be a fun thread.

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As I said, the forum owners can design the pages any way they want. They can make it look like gambling only by having a single link to 'Off Topic' threads and NOT having off topic threads show up on the main gambling pages.
When one clicks the off topic link, then they will see the most active off topic treads in the sub menu.
This way the owners aren't censoring free thought, just making us hit a couple more links to find it. Just massaging the landing page a bit doesn't have to be insidious.



Again, I do not necessarily disagree with your suggestion.

As far as censoring is concerned, this website is fully within its rights to censor anything it wants to and restrict any sort of content that it desires.

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Just dress up the presentation to show all gambling info. Window dressing, not censorship.
But people claiming seeing scary topics and off topic gambling will stop them from finding gambling topics is a slap at mine or any readers intelligence.
We don't need people holding our adult hands when surfing the internet. And speculating because someone sees a political thread they are not going to stay.



As far as censoring is concerned, this website is fully within its rights to censor anything it wants to and restrict any sort of content that it desires.

See above. I would not have looked at that Recent Threads list and signed up today had it been my first visit to the forums. I should assume that I am not the only person on Earth who feels that way, but maybe I am.
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Mission146
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:20:12 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Will all the threads on movies, climate change,
time travel, history, etc etc, hundreds of
them, will they be closed also because
they aren't gambling related?



Do you intend on posting in them to bring them back to the top? I think I may still have thread closing abilities as a carryover of my permissions that I need to be able to edit articles.
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:21:16 AM permalink
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What are you going under the knife for? Whatever it is, may the operation be successful and the recovery short.
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Mission146
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:21:43 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

The continued coddling of “Nathan” by the Wizard probably deserves its own forum. Truly makes zero sense to me.



Ironically, the very solution that people are proposing here so politics threads won't be removed is the same solution that could have been used here as relates Nathan.
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