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    Senior Member jbfla's Avatar
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    Suggestion: Ban/Delete all Politcal Threads/Posts

    Whether Left or Right, political posts add nothing to a Motorcycle forum.

    They only serve the posters point of view, completely devoid of motorcycle content.

    It has nothing to do with free speech on a privately owned forum.

    There are plenty of other places on the Internet for those people to express their views.

    On the TW Forum, it only serves to drive away new and existing members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbfla View Post
    Whether Left or Right, political posts add nothing to a Motorcycle forum.

    They only serve the posters point of view, completely devoid of motorcycle content.

    It has nothing to do with free speech on a privately owned forum.

    There are plenty of other places on the Internet for those people to express their views.

    On the TW Forum, it only serves to drive away new and existing members.

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    I agree and have no issues with banning all of these.

    However, if we have an Off-Topic area for all of this we can ask, request that these types of blatant opinions are put in this area.
    Then, I just choose not to venture over into any of that. Which I do often.

    However, freedom of speech comes into play as well.

    What's best? Well, keeping this the best forum on the net for motorcycles and our TW's setting a standard of excellence for being a motorcycle that draws really nice folks together
    to discuss what we love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dub Ken View Post
    I agree and have no issues with banning all of these.

    However, if we have an Off-Topic area for all of this we can ask, request that these types of blatant opinions are put in this area.
    Then, I just choose not to venture over into any of that. Which I do often.?
    The problem is when you click Active Topics, posts from all forums are displayed, whether you want to see them or not.

    Members who continually post their political points of view, and little else, add nothing to the Forum.

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    I have no regard for what others post as I always have the choice not to read it. If a moderator decides to moderate, who cares. He is not going to burn your house down. He will just delete a post. If you cross a line the sanction could be a deletion, a PM addressing it, double secret academic probation, suspension, ban, a lifetime one horsepower reduction from any exaggeration I make about my TW.... Leave the site alone. We have millions of posts that go by without incident. When there is an incident, let the moderator moderate and just move on. If I come to the conclusion that the forum is comprised of life support systems for rectums I can always leave and never come back. Who would want to be on a forum that deletes whatever you say? What statement in regards to a 13 h.p. piece of machinery warrant this type of attention? Leave the place alone. Let people come and go and write as they want with the moderator moderating and let's go on.
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    If the moderator posts a picture of himself and insists that we all cut our hair like his, we can revisit this issue.

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    I don't like the bickering and name calling in the off topic area that we see sometimes, but I do like the opportunity to ask for advice on things other than the TW. Computers, 4 wheeled vehicles, or whatever.
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    Limiting permissible content is a slippery slope. Sure we could take opinions to another politically themed internet site but what if one's goal is to share something with those we feel we have developed a relationship with? If I wanted to just shout something anonymously into the either I could just post a blog the world can then ignore. th-3.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbfla View Post
    Members who continually post their political points of view, and little else, add nothing to the Forum.
    So a member who comes in here to talk with his friends about whatever is on his mind (and theirs) is wasting the forum's time and bandwidth? Even though that member might post a ride report a couple times a year, and maybe the occasional tech tip?

    If the answer to that is that I (or whoever) should only post when I have a ride report or tech tip to post, why would I spend most of my time somewhere else but then see it as my duty to come over here and post when I have something you may consider useful?

    No flame intended; just trying to make a point.
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    If I disagree with the post or don't like the topic, I stop reading it. If the same "poster" continues with one diatribe after another, I teach them a "good lesson" and STOP reading all their postings.

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