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AcesAndEights
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August 19th, 2019 at 5:13:55 AM permalink
Quote: kubikulann


Question:
With the new rule, why do such forums as ‘Religion’ or ‘LGBT’ still exist?


I would guess because the new policy was agreed upon between Mike and LCB management, and then announced, all before giving a heads up to the engineers who run the website to clear out the old categories. One could easily (well, if you're a good engineer) auto-close all topics in those old sections, remove the links to the sections from the forum index, and prevent new topics from being created there.

For posterity, of course, you could leave links to them in a "graveyard" or something. I suppose if all links were removed, eventually you wouldn't even be able to search the old threads with Google, even if they still technically existed with a direct link.
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August 19th, 2019 at 5:26:09 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Maybe people don't know what is appropriate anymore. Nowadays hardly anyone even knows exactly how many genders there really are. Used to be two but now if you had to have a dollar for each you would need atleast a couple real bills and a bunch of counterfeits.
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There really is only one answer. The lessons of history have yet to be learned.

you would have to be Nathan like not to know what's appropriate to talk about and what's not. I'm not saying I agree with the new policy because I don't. I think there's lots of other ways they could deal with the problem and make everybody somewhat happy for the most part. I think it was a knee-jerk reaction to the out of hand comments made on the gay thread. It obviously went too far for someone. But, it is what it is for now. We're going to all have to roll with it or deal with the consequences. I think it's fairly easy to know what the mods and The Wizard think is appropriate and what isn't.
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AZDuffman
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August 19th, 2019 at 2:42:15 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

you would have to be Nathan like not to know what's appropriate to talk about and what's not. I'm not saying I agree with the new policy because I don't. I think there's lots of other ways they could deal with the problem and make everybody somewhat happy for the most part. I think it was a knee-jerk reaction to the out of hand comments made on the gay thread. It obviously went too far for someone. But, it is what it is for now. We're going to all have to roll with it or deal with the consequences. I think it's fairly easy to know what the mods and The Wizard think is appropriate and what isn't.



All that has happened is we are back to how it was supposed to be when DT was created. DT was supposed to be where off-topic things posted. At first it was, but as WoV kept growing and new management took over, it all drifted back. The gay thread was really not any more out of hand than the many Trump threads were, but as stated, it touched a nerve somewhere.
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August 19th, 2019 at 2:54:00 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

How can people not know what's controversial and what's not?


Did you just assume my species?
Kenneth
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December 20th, 2019 at 5:21:28 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Agree.

I guess without politics and religion etc we all start agreeing



I agree with you too.

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